The Equalizer proves that if you’re in Hollywood and you can’t think of an original idea, just hijack one from the past, and that’s what Denzel Washington is cast in, as Robert McCall, an ordinary man who exacts revenge on those who have wronged others.
Instead of being a white middle-class Edward Woodward, who was in the TV series from 1985-1989, Denzel plays a former black ops commando who faked his death for a quiet life in Boston comes out of his retirement to rescue a young girl and finds himself face to face with Russian gangsters.
The Equalizer is directed by Antoine Fuqua, who also directed Denzel in Training Day, which everyone raved about but I thought sucked tedious balls, and also stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Denzel Washington, Melissa Leo, Marton Csokas and Bill Pullman, and is released in the UK on September 26th.
Check out the trailer below, and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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