Equals Movie Review 

​In an emotionless utopia, two people fall in love when they regain their feelings from a mysterious disease, causing tensions between them and their society.
I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. It’s not your typical utopian/dystopian movie. Well… it is and it isn’t.
Nia (Kristen Stewart) and Silas (Nicholas Hoult) are illustrators living in a utopian society sometime in the distant future. At first glance everything seems peaceful and perfect; a veritable paradise. But every paradise has its price. 
After a worldwide apocalypse reduced almost everything to rubble and killed billions of people a small group of survivors figured out how to manipulate and change human DNA in order to ensure the survival of future generations. Of course, the quickest way to accomplish this was by getting rid of mankind’s ability to feel any emotion. 
Yes, this inevitably created an entire race of non-thinking, non-feeling beings who were easy to control and therefore easy to use for the construction of a new civilization. 
All was going according to plan until long repressed human emotions began resurfacing causing people like Nia and Silas to gravitate towards each other and experience deep feelings, like love, for the first time. 
Both Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult give riveting performances. The cinematography is also pretty unique.
This movie might not appeal to everyone but I do believe it offers some meaningful insight into the human condition.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give Equals 8 tamales! 😎

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