The Equalizer 2

The Equalizer 2

DVD - 2018
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Vigilante Robert McCall is continuing his life of helping ordinary citizens find justice in everyday situations before a close friend of his is murdered by a mysterious group of criminals for seemingly no reason. The plot shifts as he then makes it his goal to find out what happened to his friend and deliver justice on her behalf, sending him on a wild goose chase to figure out who these people are, why they would harm his friend, and if there is still time for justice to prevail.

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lakeland53
Jan 22, 2019

I loved Denzel Washington's character in this film. He is charismatic, warm, caring, and you can see that he is trying to reconnect to daily, ordinary life. As he struggles with this, he is drawn into another violent chapter. High production qualities all around. Very good script and supporting cast. Very good story. Denzel becomes the action hero. Loved this film.
I have not seen the first film yet, but I will.

VaughanPLDavidB Jan 16, 2019

Equalizer 2 is a well-produced, but very much by-the-numbers action movie. Robert McCall, played by Denzel Washington, is out to avenge the death of his friend Susan, yet there is little sense of his rage, or of what his friend meant to him, as he conducts his business rather mechanically. Oh, and while he goes about his grim task, our hero still has time to help damsels in distress, at-risk youth, and Holocaust survivors. Bill Pullman puts in an appearance, but I'm not really sure why. He might have been in the first movie. I don't remember. Denzel did enough to earn his pay cheque, but that's all. I am so over this senior citizen as action hero thing. Hopefully, he is too.

Theoretical_Onesie Jan 15, 2019

So Jupiter has a group of moons that are retrograde in their rotation, which means they orbit from east to west incited of west to east. I thought to myself, hmmmmm, what a weird thing to occur. Why does it do that? What is the benefit of doing such a thing? What exactly does the word ancillary mean? Telling me that this is all part of some kind of divine calculation a part of a prophecy of some kind maybe?! Just when you least expect it something so mundane appears to you and you think to your self, MY GOD?! what a trite and vapid existence I live. I cant even drink milk. WHY? because I don't like the way it tastes. So I spend my days living an honest life trying to cope with the fact that sometimes, you just want someone, ANYONE?! to ask you if you want a girls toy, or a boys toy in your happy meal.

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MovieLover_47
Jan 15, 2019

As action movies go the action does move at a good pace. But therein lies my complaint. The action overrides the reason for the action. Sure the bad guys kill McCall's friend but the reason why they kill her is unclear.

The environment of the climax was reminiscent of the climax of Patriot Games. Maybe this is so because Mace Neufeld was involved in both productions. It does seem a trifle contrived.

Some of the best non-action scenes take place in the backseat of McCall's Lyft car.

The idea of personal vengeance for McCall was not a big part of the original TV series. He was always seeking justice for the underdog and victimized. I would hope the producers go back that idea because it was impersonal business McCall would blindside the tormentors.

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tootall2
Jan 13, 2019

I thought the first movie was way better.

As good as the first one. Wow!

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justjenn001
Dec 20, 2018

I was shocked to hear that this was Denzel Washington's first sequel, but I guess he needed a script that outdid the original. I loved the first movie, but we learned so much more about his character in this movie that this one really does surpass the original. There's some brutality in the movie, so it's not for everyone. I think the brutality suits the movie, though, and isn't just there the sake of being gruesome. Love Denzel, love the movie.

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tommytoes_0
Dec 18, 2018

That was a really good film, whew!

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SAPL454
Dec 12, 2018

Another great Denzel Washington movie!

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tuan_canada
Dec 12, 2018

One was good, but The Equalizer 2 is pretty intense! Awesome movie

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