Last time we covered one of the most well known pieces of science fiction of the past few decades, 'The Matrix', and what lead to its inception. I did my best to cover everything I could think of in that analysis, but one thing I forgot to mention was the impact that the film itself had on pop culture. Amongst countless parodies and ripoffs, there are a few cases that stand adequately on their own. One of which is the film 'Equilibrium', released in 2002. Highly reminiscent of 'The Matrix', Kurt Wimmer's sci-fi epic is more on the low budget side of things, but in my opinion it's still a good movie with a lot of ambition. This time the influences are a little less plentiful, but all the more obvious.
Contrary to what some people might think, 'Equilibrium' and 'The Matrix' actually don't share that much in common. It's just that some people believe that anything even remotely similar to 'The Matrix' is an automatic ripoff. Now I won't deny it's similarities to 'The Matrix'. The action s