Considering the budget the film WAS amazing.
Kurt Wimmer was a writer involved in the following:
Ultraviolet (2006) (written by)
The Recruit (2003) (written by)
Equilibrium (2002) (written by)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) (screenplay)
As you can see, he is known for both epic win and fail.
He has definatley been involved in films that require you to think, this is probably why alot of people thought Equilibrium sucked;
not enuff action for the brain=off
not enuff thinkan for plotfags