The Equalizer 2 – Trailer 2 – Denzel Washington

The Equalizer 2 The Equalizer 2 sees Denzel Washington return as Robert McCall, the unlikely crusader, attempting to serve an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

Do you care? I don’t. The first one looked ridiculous enough, and not a patch on the great’ 80s series with Edward Woodward. He wasn’t all action-orientated, whereas Washington looks more like he’s trying to copy the dire Taken movies. Roll on The Equalizer 3 in 2021, then(!)

Then again, No.1 cost $55m to make and only recouped $192m worldwide, and the big studios would be wanting a return of around $800m to have a runaway hit, so under $200m is pretty poor.

Oh, and the first one was cut from an 18 to a 15-certificate in the UK. This has also happened to No.2, and even one of the trailers for No.2 was an 18! As per the BBFC website:

    “This film was originally seen for advice at which stage the company was informed it was likely to be classified 18 uncut but that their preferred 15 classification could be achieved by making reductions to scenes of strong violence and gore. When the film was submitted for formal classification these scenes had been acceptably reduced.”

And now, the second trailer has been released.

The Equalizer 2 – or should it be The Equaliser 2? – is released in the US on July 20th, but in the UK, we’ll get it on August 17th.

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Also stars: Pedro Pascal, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, Jonathan Scarfe, Sakina Jaffrey, Ashton Sanders, Lexie Roth, Caroline Day

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:

Previously on DVDfever:

April 21st:

The Equalizer 2‘s first trailer is online now.

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image: