Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The second Equalizer film is less than the sum if it’s parts. Denzel Washington is good value, Antoine Fuqu’s direction is solid (and feels like he’s taking the place of the much missed Tony Scott) and the action clean and crisp. Yet the film doesn’t work. The early sequences with Washington righting wrongs from the front of his Uber makes for a fascinating film but when the story hits proper and it ends up being yet another revenge action that we’ve seen a million times before. It’s a shame because if they’d stuck with it’s early premise then The Equalizer 2 could have been really interesting.
Best Bit: The taxi stuff
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: The Equalizer, Man On Fire, Training Day