Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday Movie #Review: The Equalizer 2

Movie Title: The Equalizer 2
Released: July 2018
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Starring: Denzel Washington, Ashton Sanders, & Pedro Pascal
Based on: The Equalizer
Run Time: 121mins
Director Antoine Fuqua reunites with Denzel Washington in this sequel to 2014's The Equalizer. Washington resumes his role as Robert McCall: a retired CIA Black Ops operative who now works as a Lyft driver and moonlights as a vigilante. When his long-time friend Susan Plummer (Melissa Leo) is murdered, he embarks on a relentless, globe-trotting quest for vengeance. (From IMBD) 
(Movie poster from Wiki)


I've been a Denzel fan since I was little (because really who isn't, and if you're not SHUT UP you don't even go here).  While prepping for this week I happen upon a preview for the Equalizer 2 which was now on Starz on Amazon Prime.  The clip I saw was Mr. McCall returning to a party that didn't pay him properly because the credit card didn't work. So the guy hands him a black card and says condescendingly well now you've seen one. I said "oop" you done messed up now.

I immediately went onto Amazon to watch and see the whole scene and just... don't we all wish someone had come along and done that for us??? In our most vulnerable moments wouldn't have it been nice if a champion had come along and made those people pay?? I watched the whole movie rooting for Mr. McCall and freaking out when the young boy gets into trouble.

From the get-go we know that Mr. McCall is the good guy, he helps several people without letting them know he was doing so and checks in to make sure everything is still going great. All while reading great books and making his way through life. The main premise of the movie hinges on the loss of a close friend and his desire to find the people who did it. While working on the case we learn a bit more about Robert and who is he was before he became this man. While taking care of his little corner of the world he also attempts to mentor a young man who is struggling to keep his head above water while dealing with the local gangs.

It was fast paced, action packed and had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I so badly wanted the bad guys to hurt, and all of this while Mr. McCall doesn't even break a sweat. I loved every second of the movie. I don't know what it is about these action movies, & the fight scenes, I get so hyped up and into them. I was glued to the seat until the movie was over. I talked junk to the screen and I hyped up Robert (although he didn't need it).

If you're an action fan, a fan of fast cars, shoot 'em up movies, then this is definitely for you.  I highly recommend. I'm a Bourne franchise fanatic because of the incredible fight scenes and this is right up there with the action, the great fight scenes and the betrayals. Just awesome!!
Bring popcorn and enjoy my loves,

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