The Equalizer: Movie Review

The Denzel-izer.

The Denzel-izer.

So we have a action flick starring Denzel Washington avenging people, aptly titled The Equalizer. What does that tell you?


Quite a few of the post-Man on Fire actioners starring Washington have had his lead protagonist running away from some past while simultaneously getting dragged back in giving his brand of justice. He lives in some, and dies in some. And while these flicks are super entertaining in their own right relative to a thousand other horrible movies that don’t even deserve to be on the silver screen, there’s still a sense of Déjà vu setting in (pun intended).

But what really makes The Equalizer tempting enough for potential audiences to take a peek into the cinemas? It’s the fact that director Antoine Fuqua is back in collaboration with Washington post their viscerally brilliant Training Day, Fuqua’s only truly brilliant movie.

The flip side to this is that we don’t have David Ayer on screenwriting duty. We’re instead offered Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2), who might not be too bad – but let’s just say that considering a lot of Fuqua movies not having enough fuel to drive themselves through like Training Day did, would this work? Or would it – like other films – be nothing more than just a moneymaking action film?

– excerpt of the review by Ankit Ojha

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