The Equalizer


When it comes to filmmaking, Denzel Washington can pretty much do no wrong. His latest movie is called The Equalizer, and it’s about Denzel using his vast celebrity to speak honestly with hardline mobsters and remind them that their mothers didn’t raise them that way, and maybe it’s time to have a long hard look at their lives and perhaps they might not like what they see. Or something, I wasn’t really paying attention.

As an accomplished action movie person, there probably comes a point where you’ve played most of the different sorts of roles available. As a guy with military type skills and training taking down mob guys in order to protect a girl, this one shares a very similar set of bones to one of my favourite Washington movies, Man on Fire - worth a watch if you feel like some action with a bit more heart than, say, the Transformers films.

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