The Equalizer (2014)
McCall believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets Teri, a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.
Always love this kind of film. The good guy, after being abused comes out ahead. Big budget, like the way they slow down his actions and then speed up. Lots of feelings in this movie. Main guy helped lots of people cuz he is a good guy with a dark past. Good stuff.
I liked how the movie led the viewer into the story without giving a full background of Robert McCall's character (played by Denzel Washington). This way there's a little mystery lingering around him the whole movie and the viewer is given some bits and pieces that he or she can put together on their own. That said, the peaceful start of the movie "goes south" real fast once McCall pisses off the wrong people so he becomes the target himself. One thing I can say for sure - you don't want to find yourself on Robert McCall's bad side.I found this movie really entertaining as it kept me in suspense the whole time and also guessing what twist might come next. The psychological battle between the protagonist and his nemesis was very well done. So were the fight scenes which were brutal and merciless at times.The ending and the resolution was a bit amusing to me, since Denzel unleashed his inner-MacGyver in order to deal with matters at hand. I might get some strange flashbacks the next time I visit supplies retail store :)
This is a thriller saved from B movie mediocrity if not for the standalone performance of Denzel Washington. He virtually carries the movie forward by the weight of his performance outshining all other characters including the main antagonist. Its a must watch for every action movie fan out there.
Just watched this movie! One of the BEST movies I have ever seen. I LOVED IT! Can't wait to see the Second one in a few weeks!!