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Sunday, 28 September 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: THE EQUALIZER


Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) plays the Equalizer from the classic TV series. He was meant to lead a quiet new life till he meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz) in his everyday diner. Her employers are an ultra-violent Russian gangsters which torture her when she refuses to work. McCall took matters to his own hands and eventually everything became interesting for the Russian gangsters.

THE GOOD 

If you are in for a good Hollywood fighting movie, I will assure you that it is much to see in this movie. Throughout the whole movie, the use of guns from McCall is very subtle and almost non existence. As usual, the character McCall was brought to life by none other than Denzel Washington with his ever excellent performance of emotions when he needs to. Chloë Grace Moretz also did lots of justice with her character as Teri, the way she portrays it is totally different on what she used to play in Kickass.  Most of the time you are just sitting on the edge waiting for the next step to happen in the movie, which is good as it keeps you wanting more. 

THE BAD
There are some really really questionable scene if you watch this movie, the most will be the explosion. Other than that, it seems like there are also part which is literally not needed, it can be edited out for example McCall standing at the beach with the background song playing for 5 mins just doing nothing, u WOT? Most of the bad guys while they look tough and scary, they are merely just dumb puppets and the final scene could be better with more hand-to-hand action.

CONCLUSION

All in all the movie was entertaining to watch, it is much better than the Liam's Neeson, "A Walk Among The Tombstones" as this is much more action packed. My only gripe is towards the ending where I wish they have much more hand-to-hand combat which will definitely make things more interesting.

TL;DR: If you need something to be equalize, call Denzel Washington. 

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