Equalizer 2 (2018)

 

Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) continues to help people, watching waiting for the next client to contact him. His friend and contact that he trusts, with the agency Susan Plummer (Melissa Leo).

  A current mission has gone array, both Dave York (Pedro Pascal), and Susan Plummer had gone to a homicide. The scene went from bad to worse; Most of the bodies were found bloodied. The father of the household was shot point blank. His wife as well, a horrid scene that would make anyone cringe. 

McCall's begins to investigate the case, finds some interesting leads, but as he continues his attention shifts to a teenager, Miles Whittaker (Ashton Sanders). He has surrounded himself with the wrong crowd and the only thing he has to offer society is a life of crime. McCall noticed the teens issues and begins to help him. As he connects with Miles he receives a call that his friend investigating the family homicide has been murdered. Mccall is to perfect in his ways, he finds the problem, and tries to retrace them leading up to the event at hand. The watch, every second count. The trace, he follows a lead to the hotel where she stayed.

The film is fantastic, without giving away any more, if I hadn't given you enough. My apologies folks, it's just one of those movies you could go into, time and time again. By the way, this is Denzel Washington's first sequel, and he chose a good one. The equalizer has an awesome director as well, Antoine Fuqua. The director of Training Day, Magnificent Seven, Ice, has made a gem. 

Cinematically the film takes you into the fight scene. The anger, emotion Denzel brings to the character is amazing. If you loved Man a Fire (2004), you'll love this film. It has that emotion in it. The pure justification of what he has become in the story. There is a reason behind every punch, attack, and kill. The pure presence he brings to the character on film is to be reckoned with.  Equalizer 2 isn't just a sequel but a light story that explodes as it moves from one Act to the other. 

Born to play the part, Denzel Washington makes this film a solid hit. The story arc is really good as well. You feel for the other characters, even if you see them only for five mins. 

"There are two kinds of pain in this world. the pain that hurts, the pain that alters." Robert Mccall

"Today, you get to choose"  Robert McCall
   
 
 

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