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Film Review: The Equalizer 2

Published on: 20 Aug, 2018
Updated on: 20 Aug, 2018

By Dennis Harvey-Hepherd

The Equalizer 2 is the first time Denzel Washington has ever made a sequel movie, having never received a script that held up the quality of the first incarnation. This indicates to me that he had confidence that the script, director, and production of this film would at least be as good, if not better than the first.

Was he right?

With a big sigh of relief, yes he was.

This is a brilliant thriller, with twists and turns, plots and intrigue, to satisfy this actor’s fan.  A bad or even poor Denzel Washington film is very hard to think of. I failed while writing this review.

The opening scene is worthy of a Bond, not for the action (of which there is plenty) but for the surprise and cleverness.  This continues through the film to the very last scene.

I have often complained about the lack of originality in sequels but that is not a problem here.  We get a good understanding of the man, his history and his moral compass. All this while he restores good into the world, stands up for the weak and takes some measure of revenge for himself.

I loved this film, physically excited and emotionally delighted throughout.  The full 5 stars out of five and fingers crossed for another instalment from The Equalizer.

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