Sunday, September 28, 2014
The Equalizer: Can't Wait for the Sequel
They wear capes and masks and Spandex catsuits.
They weave webs and fly and are faster than speeding bullets.
And in the case of Frank McCall (Denzel Washington) aka The Equalizer, they don home mart aprons and have powers too numerous to list.
But don't doubt for a nanosecond that you're watching a superhero flick.
There's an epic battle between good and evil on the screen. This time in Boston. The good guys and girls might have stepped out of a Charles Dickens novel. And the bad guys, well, they're as over-the-top evil as Magneto or The Riddler.
Much has been made of the violence in this movie. (It can't even be mentioned in the same sentence as the bloodshed in the critically, but not Movie Slut, acclaimed Django.)
As always, Denzel Washington is a riveting screen presence, who elevates what might otherwise be a pedestrian revenge movie.
And while we're on the subject of superhero flicks. They've all got sequels. Right?
At the end of The Equalizer, the stage is set for The Equalizer Returns.