Equilibrium is one of my favorite movies of recent memory. The story centers around a Brave New World society where citizens are required to take regular doses of “Prozium” to rid themselves of emotion. The police force is responsible for enforcing the medication, and also tracks down and eliminates “sense offenders” who skip their medication and seek out art and literature that inflames the emotions.

The reason for the prohibition on feeling is that after the last war, society as a whole decided that it was worth suspending this portion of their human nature if it would prevent the kind of horror they saw in that struggle. Of course, our hero misses a dose of his medication, starts to feel once more, and things play out from there.

Add a good premise to a fair bit of impressive action and martial arts work, and you have a combination that’s a bit reminincent of The Matrix, but wholly more enjoyable than the recent sequel.