Okay, so this movie - Equilibrium - isn't a new release (2002) and mightn't be to everybody's taste, but I really enjoyed watching this for the first time last night. (Comparable to The Matrix).
I totally loved Christian Bale's role, and though he reminded me at times of Tom Cruise - in my eyes he's a much MUCH better hero.
I really liked the storyline, which had the hero and his lethal army of men killing off any humans who show emotion and who refuse to let go of any of their possessions, the same humans who are supposedly at risk of creating another war, which no one would survive.
Bale is the top dog, assigned to get rid of these humans without question. But then he begins to question the logic of the drug all the humans have to inject themselves with to numb themselves to emotion. When he stops using the drug all together, he soon discovers all he's missed out on and joins the very people he once killed.
Though he had an unworldly skill as an assassin (you may have to suspend belief) he has to protect his son and daughter, and then goes to great lengths to protect a pooch who adopts him as an owner...
Totally loved this movie =)