Go to see this film if…
1. …you love to see Christian Bale kick a bunch of ass.
2. …you loved the book “1984”.
3. …you loved the futuristic setting of Minority Report.
4. …you loved the “fight the system” theme in the Matrix.
If one of these four concepts appeal to you; go and see this film. If any combination of these concepts appeal to you; make it a priority to see this film.
The film is about a cleric – a law enforcer – who tracks down and summarily executes people who are guilty of a “sense crime.” These people – “sense offenders” – don’t take their perscribed and mandatory dose of drugs, to be taken every day at a certain moment, that blocks any and all feeling. Feeling, they say, is something that gets in the way of a civilised society. Feeling is what creates war, decadence, deceit, etc.
This man, this cleric, is the highest ranking officer in his order, and one of the most accomplished and decorated agents in the field. He is also one of the greatest martial combatants, being versed in hand-to-hand as well as the special “Gun Kata;” a futuristic combination of Karate, Kung Fu and just blatant gun work. Arguably, it makes those gunfight-sequences in the movie look better than the ones in the Matrix, or any John Woo movie.
This movie rocked thoroughly, even though it’s pretty predictable, and doesn’t really leave you with a sense that you’ve been misdirected. It’s an special adaptation of Orwell’s 1984, and therefor not really unpredictable. Unless you’ve been living under a rock since the book came out, of course.