Denzel Washington gives them hell in latest action packed film “The Equalizer”.
As far as movies go, we are up for anything from gore to horror, to thriller and romantic comedies, you name it, we’ll enjoy ’em all! With that being said, it is to no surprise that we were immediately drawn to “The Equalizer” when we first watched the trailer.
First off, it stars Oscar winner Denzel Washington, secondly it’s full on action packed — like seriously, what more do you need?
Directed by Antoine Fuqua, “The Equalizer” is based on the 80s television series of the same name and despite it being a little too familiar and predictable as compared to other action movies of the same storyline, “The Equalizer” stands out from its peers like a wolf among lapdogs.
Similar to movies like “The Mechanic” and “The Expendables”, Fuqua’s “The Equalizer” features a retired hotshot government agency man, thuggish Russian mobsters who run vulgar nightclubs, prostitutes, weapons and so forth. What sets apart “The Equalizer” from other movies in the same genre though is how elegant and classy the movie turned out.
Fuqua creates a mysterious character around Robert McCall (played by Denzel Washington) – a middle-aged man who works at a Home Mart mega-store in Boston who spends his nights at a corner diner where his quietly reads great books over tea. Highly controlled and self-possessed, McCall takes interest in a messed up teenage prostitute Teri (played by Chloë Grace Moretz) who eventually lands in the hospital after a horrible beating from her Russian pimp.
Pissed off, McCall sets out to get justice as he tracks down the Russian Nights escort headquarters and kills five of the most evil Russian lowlifes. Unfortunately for McCall, his actions caused disruption of Russian mob Vladimir Pushkin (played by Vladimir Kulich)‘s business. Pushkin immediately sends his main fixer, Teddy (played by Marton Csokas) to set things right. It’s quickly shown that this man is smart, ruthless and an absolute psychopath — a villain that no one would want to mess with.
Confident about dispatching McCall, Teddy grows incredibly frustrated when his attempts of taking out McCall fails over and over again. That however, works to the benefit of the audience as it was so pleasurable. Brutal, vindictive, merciless, violent and undeniably classy, “The Equalizer” gives movie goers just what they want – a real action packed film that takes some time to emphasise the hero’s calm and apartness.
Nothing short of classy, elegant yet ruthlessly brutal, Denzel Washington serves up hell in “The Equalizer” against his nemesis Marton Csokas who was perfect for the role of Teddy, a heartless psychopath.
Check out the trailer below:
“The Equalizer” opens in cinemas on September 25th (Thursday).
For more information, visit the movie’s official website.