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
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…