The trailer for Equals will bring to mind the science fiction film, Equilibrium except without the Gun Kata. This is a popular science fiction trope so Equilibrium wasn’t the first or last movie to take on a future where emotions have been eradicated.

Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult star in this film, where if humans find themselves feeling emotions such as love, then they have what is considered a disease. It’s also a future where people only where white for some reason.  Maybe to crush any possible outbursts of passion even more.

The story follows Nia (Stewart) and Silas (Hoult) as they discover that they do in fact feel and become infatuated with each other. They must hide these feelings or be taken away from society. Although, the story is familiar, the imagery is stunning and execution looks well done. Guy Pearce also stars in the film and it is directed by Drake Doremus.

Equals is set to premiere on July 15, 2016.

Audrey Kearns