The Equalizer is a movie that lives up to the trailer – if you like the genre.
We’re clear that is stepped up the bar around several areas, which we’ll let you enjoy to experience.
There are some more intelligent nods than in most action movies.. the old man and the sea.. and others.
Most interesting for our reviewers was the paradox of “You are who you are” and “You can chance who you are”.
Both these points of view and made clear and at the same time, left to be considered.
Denzel Washington does an amazing job of portraying a believable character, in a role which he has come to play in a number of films over the years.
This is great.. martial arts and speed/efficiency.. taking the best of true Tai Chi, Naked Kill, Krav Maga and other practical skills.
There are also nods at the end.. to the “Kung Fu” sagas and A-Team mythology. if no one else can help you.. make you can find..
- Denzel Washington
- Robert McCall
- Chloë Grace Moretz
- Marton Csokas
- Dan Bilzerian
The Plot Summary:
McCall is a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri, he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.