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Plot: A futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated.
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|6.0/10 Votes: 31,050|
|36% | RottenTomatoes|
|43/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 1239 Popularity: 13.233 | TMDB|
Maybe this looked better on paper, but on a big screen it is a sterile and really rather plodding story. Nicholas Hoult – who takes an annoyingly unrevealing series of hot showers – lives a routine life as a glorified android, his daily grind in his pristine environment; his clothes, food, sleep all exactly the same from day to day. He encounters “Nia” (Kristen Stewart) and over a relatively short period of time (felt longer) the two begin to have a few tingles for each other. Turns out that this is all as a result of some existential event, and mankind is rationing and controlling just about everything that is left – and that includes sex. Can these two break free of their delicate, invisible, chains? Well, what do you think? The thing I can say, is that everything they do is done at a glacial pace. The soporific score adds very little excitement to this really pretty pedestrian affair. Even the one scene of mad “passion” is more a testament to the skill of the cameraman at keeping it rated U, than at relating anything like the desire the two are supposed to feel for each other. The production standards are high, but the dialogue is pretty sparing – their environment renders their conversation about as interesting as their sex lives, and I am afraid that I was just a bit bored by the whole thing.
Decent watch, probably won’t watch again, and can’t recommend.
Don’t get me wrong, I like the movie, but it is HIGH concept, low execution, despite being a beautifully produced and shot flick.
Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart carry the movie, and for those haters Stewart is playing a girl that is not supposed to show emotions so there, but there are some solid actors in support roles as well: Guy Pearce (Memento), Bel Powley (Carrie Pilby), and David Selby (who I thought was Alan Alda from MASH: This was like a Mandela effect: I had his voice in my head.)
There just isn’t a lot that is actively interesting to watch a movie where everyone is a robot without emotion, but it is a cool concept, especially when it becomes a survival concept. People who can’t manage their emotions as if they don’t have them get sent to a place where they’re basically electro-shocked into committing suicide if they hadn’t beforehand.
The tension of it definitely ramps up a bit, but the focus eventually becomes more on the romantic connection than survival, even during a part primarily focused on surviving.
The last couple of scenes are really subtle too, I actually had to re-watch them to just to make sure I knew how it ended.
So while I like it and there is definitely something to like here, I think less people than more are going to be into it.
Very under-rated Movie
Equals is a Science fiction love story set in a dystopian future, where the citizens are de-sensitised from showing emotions and love. If you’re wanting guns, aliens and corny one-liners then this movie is definitely not for you. If, on the other hand you like more sedate and intellectual sci-fi, then I strongly recommend ‘Equals’. Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult play the lead roles with fine support from Guy Pearce and Jacki Weaver. The chemistry between the lead roles is spot on, the music score is great, the direction and screenplay by Drake Doremus are both excellent. Ignore the naysayers watch it, like me you might be greatly surprised
Nice world-building, now tell us an interesting story
Equals is set in a futuristic world where, inexplicably, people have decided to “do away with emotions.” Of course this phrase never has any real meaning, since any kind of inclination to do anything can be counted as an emotion. So really it’s a sci-fi setting to explore the practice of the suppression of emotions. A problem which has never existed.
OK, before I trash the movie too much: the acting is fine, the set design and look are very good, and the world-building is excellent. But what is the story here? Two people who aren’t supposed to fall in love do so anyway. Call me a cynic but I need more than that.
Compare and contrast Equals with The Lobster, another sci- fi/dystopian movie about suppressing emotions. Rather, The Lobster compares the societal demand that people form couples, regardless of how dysfunctional they are, against an underground movement of people who insist that being single should not be cause for rejection by society (though the rebels go too far the other way, adopting the “no emotional connections” attitude that fits with Equals). Somehow The Lobster manages to fit an interesting and funny story into the world. Equals? It gives us practically nothing.
Perhaps this is just a distillation of the concept of Forbidden Love. I really expected more.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min)
Genre Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Director Drake Doremus
Writer Nathan Parker, Drake Doremus
Actors Nicholas Hoult, Kristen Stewart, Vernetta Lopez
Country United States, Indonesia
Awards 1 win & 5 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT Plus, Zeiss Super Speed and Ultra Prime Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, New York, USA (digital intermediate), Sixteen19, New York (NY), USA (digital dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (3.4K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema