Review by Nate
The late Roger Ebert once described Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ as a movie that “depends upon theological considerations.” In other words, the movie stands or falls on theological grounds. His astute observation is one I believe holds for all biblical stories interpreted for the silver screen.
Review by Elliott
Father: Prozium – The great nepenthe. Opiate of our masses. Glue of our great society. Salve and salvation, it has delivered us from pathos, from sorrow, the deepest chasms of melancholy and hate. With it, we anesthetize grief, annihilate jealousy, obliterate rage. Those sister impulses towards joy, love, and elation are anesthetized in stride, we accept as fair sacrifice. For we embrace Prozium in its unifying fullness and all that it has done to make us great.
It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a truly nerdy movie. So this week, I’ve decided to review one that many people haven’t seen or even heard of. It came out in 2002 and was directed by Kurt Wimmer. I’ve often compared it to The Matrix, which in some ways is true, but in other ways it’s not. What they do have in common is the action/filming style, as well as the post apocalyptic setting. There are a few other small similarities, but overall they are much different movies. Taking place sometime in the near future, Equilibrium is about a society that is controlled by a totalitarian/fascist government, who has outlawed all emotion. Continue Reading