Denzel Washington returns with “The Equalizer 2” as the former secret agent Robert McCall taking forward his mission to deliver justice for the oppressed and exploited, but this time he must fight for someone very close to his heart.
The film is no different than the earlier one as we see a very familiar plot but has a few additional impressive characters to take the narration forward. The story starts with a quick action scene inside a train in Turkey where McCall rescues a kidnapped girl and reunites with her mother. Then he comes back to his usual life in the United States where he is presumed dead and continues living a quiet life, but not for long.
There one day McCall’s former colleague Susan drops by to meet him on his late wife’s birthday. As it is revealed in the next moment, Susan is assigned to investigate a murder case in Brussels. Later, McCall hears that Susan is now dead after being attacked by some unknown mercenaries in a hotel. He starts investigating the case only to find that a few men closer to Susan are behind the murder.
Overall, “The Equalizer 2” is interesting if you’re a big fan of Denzel Washington and if you want to watch a fast-paced action thriller. Director Antoine Fuqua has done a decent job in maintaining Washington’s character engaging by clubbing his personal side as well as his professional skills in the storyline.
Set in the 1980s, “The Equalizer 2” is one of those many action flicks we have seen in the 80s or 90s but still it has the substance to make it entertaining. The film heavily relies on Washington’s character but still, we could get to see a few side characters who help to build the plot, without making it an out-and-out action movie.
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Starring: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Orson Bean, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, Jonathan Scarfe, and Sakina Jaffrey
Genres: Suspense, Action Thriller
Release Date: July 20, 2018