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The Equalizer (2014)

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The Equalizer (2014)


Denzel Washington

Directed by Antoine Fuqua

To be honest for me the movie is just about violence in the most stylish fashion that the writers could come up with. The possibility of the events or even an idea of trying to make the script meaningful didn’t matter to them at all. They had Denzel Washington in their corner dishing out the violence and they had even me interested to see how the movie will play out, and I bet you are too.

The movie is based on a CBS television series in 1985 of the same name that ran for four seasons. Both movie and TV series had the same foundation. About a retired espionage/intelligence officer with a past best known to him, he uses the skills from his former career to deliver justice on behalf of those who are being oppressed. Here in this movie a young lady being used for prostitution, a friend’s mother being extorted by the police and a colleague who got robbed were the ones needing rescue.

The man behind the camera in this movie is Antoine Fuqua, whom I became aware of, when his movie Olympus Has Fallen (2013) beat the star cast (Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum and James Wood) White House Down (2013) in 2013 box office returns, when both movies were released 2 months apart and were about a terrorist attack on the white house.

Antoine idea of a man who lived his life based on rules, timings and structure is what we see in this film and the result of what happens when these rules and structure are interrupted. The waste of time for me in this movie is what many will see as suspense. I had already before seen the preview and I know this guy is similar to Liam Neeson in Taken (2008) so the over 30 minutes wait before he steps into the character I had already known he would was annoying and boring.

Then when he stepped into the character the movie just went on an adrenaline rush and things, started to happen at quick instances making me eager to see how the movie was going to end up. My other down side in this movie was the use of Chloƫ Grace Moretz, she is a great actress and we get to see her in the beginning before Denzel went psycho and started taking down all who hurt her, then we see her in the end, when Denzel had taken care of business.

There is no reason why you should not see this film, it was entertaining.


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