Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Equalizer

When you watch Hollywood movies, there are certain genres wherein it fails to deliver anything new.

Action and Thriller will top the list. The plot maybe different but in the end the storyline would end up to be similar if not same.

The Equalizer is no different with nothing new to offer in terms of the plot. It’s like old wine in a new bottle.

The movie is about Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) who works in a home mart hardware store and spends his time reading books in an attempt to complete the reading list compiled by his wife who has passed away.

He befriends with Teri (Chloe Moretz), a prostitute in a dinner who aspires to be a singer but is caught in the wrong job.

One day she ends up in the hospital due to her pimp and Robert decide to take matters in his own hands to make things right.

What are we not told on how easily he was able to kill the bad guys and walk away? It does not stop at that. He ends up beating two cops who were extorting money from shop keepers by threatening them.

What really changes the game, is when he finds his match in Teddy (Marton Csokas), the man send by the mafia kingpin from Russia to clean up the mess created and ensure business as usual.

It does feel a little odd that Teddy has access to the crime scenes and the cops are nowhere to be seen in the movie like they don’t exist.

It becomes a game of cat and mouse between which leads to the revelation that Robert is an ex CIA SOG Paramilitary Operations Officer when he seeks his friends help to find more about Teddy.

No guesses on who wins in the end.  

The movie only highlight is Denzel Washington who seems to carry the movie on his shoulders and makes it worth a watch.

Chloe Moretz is pretty though her role is short. Marton does get the job done.

It is a one-time watch movie. Watch it for Denzel…

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