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Kristen Stewart

Equals: A New Type of Sci-Fi Film?

IN THE June 7 ISSUE

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by Maria Rosemary


Utopian themes have always been a part of the sci-fi genre, but in recent decades the dystopian world is quickly taking its place. From the brutal matches of The Hunger Games to the classically sinister tones of 12 Monkeys, dystopian world views have quickly become the norm for filmmakers. Case in point, the unique and sometimes disturbing elements found in the 2015 film Equals. This fascinating yet flawed case study, produced by A24 Films and DirecTV, highlights everything that’s right and wrong about this thriving genre.

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by Summer Lane


Bella is a vampire. She’s married to Edward, and thanks to a weird twist of vampirism that nobody seems to be able to explain, she’s now the mother of a half-vampire, half-human girl named Renesme. Unfortunately for Bella and Edward, the Voluturi – an evil vampire council that pretty much rules the world – wants Renesme dead, and the love struck couple is going to have to move heaven and earth to save her. Literally.

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