Sunday, 28 September 2014

#64 THE EQUALIZER

#64 THE EQUALIZER


Starring Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Marton Csokas. Directed by Antoine Fugua, written by Richard Wenk, 132 minutes long.

Ex-covert, black-op, wet-worker operative, Robert McCall - by day mild mannered DIY store clerk, by night lethal, one-man war machine taking up the causes of the little man and 'equalizing' the balance in their favour. The story unfolds slowly giving us time to see Robert as he simply exists and nothing more, although even when just existing, this McCall still finds time to help his fellow staff member, be it with their fitness regime, or generally try to be a good egg, almost as if he's hiding something...

Trouble is, all this inactivity is playing merry havoc with his sleep and he spends his nights sat in an all-night diner drinking tea and chatting to teenage Russian prostitute, Teri played by Chloë Grace Moretz. And it's her plight that brings McCall's certain, particular skill set to the surface' and sets him on a road to redemption and re-awakening, reminding him not only how good he is at this sort of thing but also that this time he can actually make a difference.

Offering nothing new but still providing a satisfying an enjoyable action thriller, Denzel shows it's not just Liam Nesson who can play the 60 year-old hard ass bringing a whupping down on the less than righteous!

A thoroughly entertaining flick which does get progressively more silly the longer it goes on.

7/10

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