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Equilibrium

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age 13+

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age 10+

Kind Of Hard To Understand But It's Ok

This movie is hard to understand but its kind of good. there are good action scenes. there is violence and some language.

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Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 14+

Totally brilliant

Great movie a lot of violence but it should be fine for a kid around 14 However there are few scenes that may be to much for some kids But if your kids have seen movies like this they should be fine. But I would advise watching it yourself first.
age 14+

Hmmm..No

Equilibrium is just not a good movie. It just feels really bland and boring, and slow, and it’s kind of like a sad little rip off of The Matrix who is sitting in the corner crying because it wasn’t even close to being as good, or as groundbreaking, as the Matrix. Not that much bad content in this film, just some violent scenes and a scene where a dog is killed, which is why I recommend this for ages 14 and up. Don’t see this crap because it’s just not a very good film and even though there are a couple of good bits (Despite the slow pace, we are thrown into action right at the beginning of this film), this is just a bad movie. Just watch The Matrix instead.

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Too much violence
age 15+

Jaw dropping action sequences guaranteed to thrill any action fan

First of all, this movie has amazing action. I highly recommend it to any person who enjoys a good action movie. The plot is good and the acting is great also. It feels a little like the Matrix but the plot is a ton different. This is a bit milder for an R rated movie but it still has a good bit of violence. There is only one or two f words and two or three uses of s--t. A few milder words are said during the movie. There is nothing inappropriate whatsoever. This movie has a pretty dark tone, as anyone who has feeling is shot on sight or executed via incineration. The opening sequence is an assault on a rebel base. In one scene, a group of dogs is killed offscreen. In one sequence, The main character graphically snaps a mans leg then graphically snaps his arm seconds later. Seconds after this, he beats a group of soldiers to death with spiked pistol handles, smashing the visors on their helmets and sometimes blood sprays out. Lots of other people are shot in the head and body throughout the movie with occasional blood spray. towards the end of the movie, the main character fights his way through tons of soldiers, then has a sword fight with some more people. Its pretty quick but blood sprays out when he cuts people. Finally, he cuts a guys face off. Overall, this movie has a lot of fighting and tons of people die but there isn't too much blood. I would highly recommend this movie to action fans as its is a really really good action movie.

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Too much violence
age 12+

A LOT LIKE THE MATRIX!

This film is one of those milder R rated films. Lots of similarities to the Matrix. Lots of gun fights along with Kung-Fu and sword fights. The plot of the story is a lot different than The Matrix though, Because Matrix is human on AI or Robot, but Equilibrium Is human on blank-sleight human combat. It's about a 3rd world war breaks out, and one man takes control, creating a drug that suppress emotions, and leads police force's to execute and kill those who don't take it, and destroy anything that would bring back those feelings (Painting, pets, snow globes, music, etc.) But the lead officer runs out of the drug, and learns what it's like to have feelings, and leads a rebellion, secretly. The first 5-10 minutes or so is all gun fights, no blood. The gun fights is basically Kung-Fu while using guns. The last battle scene involves sword fighting, and resolves in people getting slit across the neck, chest, and other "Kill-Spots," with a small flash of blood shown before they fall dead. A man gets his face cut off, no blood, and is shown from the side (So you don't see the area where his face was), and looks computer generated. A man is killed with a gun for revenge for the woman the killer was in love with. A woman is cremated alive as an execution, it only shows her face through a window and then a flash of flames to show that she died, they make this scene very dramatic. The dog execution scene may upset animal lovers (Don't worry, the dogs are avenged.) They're two brutal arm-breaking scenes, one in a flash back, and another in the present of the film. An entire S.W.A.T. Team is shot and killed when a man protects a puppy he saved from the execution. The same man beats another S.W.A.T. Team to death with the butt's of his guns, this is some-what brutal. The only drug used is the made-up drug that suppress feelings. Not many sexual themes, but a woman is interrogated by the same man over and over and they fall in love. The worse swear words used are 2 F-Bombs. The rest are mild, 2 usages of D@mn, five of hell, and one usage of piss and crap. This film is OK for 12+.

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Too much violence
age 11+

Equilibrium

Equilibrium was not bloody at all I do not see why it was rated R, I loved this movie, the best thing about it was the amazing fighting scenes which made my jaw open. The guy really has some cool moves!

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

Very violent.

I found this movie went more into the graphics of shooting and killing than it did into the plot. At some parts the plot made no sense at all. The language isn't too bad, only one swear word, and hardly any blood (except at one of the end scenes the main character goes in with a white suit and leaves with a red one). There is a lot of close combat, shooting, and bone snapping. I think the most violent scene was right at the end when one of the guy's faces actually get cut off and slides to the floor.

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Great role models
Too much violence
age 12+

This shouldn't be rated R, should be PG-13.

This movie is action packed! Great story. The acting is amazing. The CGI is average. This movie is VERY violent! If you are picky about violence in movies don't watch it. The language is not too bad, there is one use of sh*t. Overall, awesome movie, just not for kids under 10 at all!

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Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 10+

Fahrenheit 451 for emotion and feeling

Wow. One of Christian Bale's finest works. Set in the future (after the 4th world war) it has become illegal to have emotions and feelings. Kind of like Fahrenheit 451, but with emotion and anything that conveys emotion. A lot of people die, but there is little blood. During the end fight, one guy gets his face cut off... But you still need to see it!

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Too much violence
age 14+

An underrated thoughtful and entertaining dystopian that should be appreciated more

Considering the violence present in this film, it is fair to say that the psychological aspects that are illustrated from the violence can be quite disturbing, because of the circumstances where this violence against people is justified by the joyless dystopia. It can also be psychologically disturbing in itself which is possibly the main element of why it is not for young children, and maybe even the early stages of teenagers. Besides that, it is not a mindless science fiction action flick, because that would be ignoring the thoughtful depth of what this film could represent and the reasons behind the behaviour present in the film. Christian Bale is excellent as the lead character, showing both a mix of action and violence with vivid emotion and depth that doesn't cancel out the other, or make the film become cliched and clunky. It is easy to reflect after the film that this is merely a copy of novels such as 1984 and Farenheit 451, but I think that the way this alternate world is crafted, it could be a closer, more accurate and modern interpretation and representation of the particular elements of society, which is disassociating with the elements of the well-known novels and entering something much more real. I think we should also understand why emotions make us human and question the absence of particular emotions such as love and joy, and the importance of family. An entertaining, misunderstood masterpiece of modern society.

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Great messages
Too much violence