Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Equalizer

Rated R / 2 hr 11 min / Action - Crime - Thriller

What is it about?

Denzel Washington plays your regular old guy that works at Home Depot. Wait, they didn't get that sponsorship, so it's the generic version (Home Depout?). Anyway, he has been meeting up with a Russian hooker in a restaurant (Ooo La La!). She gets the snot beat out of her by her Russian pimp daddies because she smacks a client (but he said he liked it rough!). Denzel tries to buy them off, but they aren't interested. Denzel then starts wrecking shop. Later he finds out that they were part of the Russian Mafia, and they are coming after him and anyone else he might care about.

You will like it if..

You like gritty crime movies starring Denzel Washington. Denzel proves once again that he deserves another Oscar. Let me see if I can print one for him on my 3D Printer. Yea.. the one that is collecting dust over there. The script makes the same mistake that many do, and assumes that the bad guys want to take the good guy 'alive'. Why? Why wouldn't they just shoot him in the head as soon as they could? It doesn't matter anyway. I'm pretty sure Denzel got shot about 20 times in this movie, and it didn't slow him down. They try to make the Russians look tough with all their skull tatoos, buzz cuts, and muscles. It doesn't matter. Denzel plays The Terminator in this movie. I kept waiting for him to use the 'I'll be back' line. An entertaining movie in spite of the average script.

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