Denzel Washington is the kind of actor that only their presence leads you to pay attention to the project. He has earned it for his electric charisma and for his ability to elevate projects that would have remained meager without his presence. He has also earned it with an incredible commitment not to go easy, even when he has gone into the field of action, paying little attention to the obvious consequences.
He has only made one concession, mounting a particular saga that will offer us a third installment soon. A rare case in his filmography, but one that manages to justify itself by his remarkable execution, making a violent and tense action thriller consistent that manages to stand out among several of his jewels in the genre. Only ‘The Equalizer (The Protector)’ has enjoyed the honor of having a sequel starring Denzel, but he partly earns it.
The movie is available on Netflix for a limited time. The Tuesday, November 29 is the last day that it can be reproduced Antoine Fuqua’s tape on the platform. It’s not a bad plan to enjoy this powerful update of a popular eighties series turned into a cannon shot of action, criminal cinema and revenge through a veteran character.
In other words, we can be perfectly faced with Washington’s ‘John Wick’, with the component of revenge and physical action as pillars of the proposal as well as a action hero who is already in middle age. Here a former CIA agent, characterized by his assassin skills, enjoys a quiet life until the Russian mafia exploits a young prostitute with whom he befriends. There he will decide to come out of his retirement.
The story also takes the opportunity to make a deviation towards the investigative intrigue, giving more range so that it is not only the good display of violence and fighting (which can be done, there is the success of ‘John Wick’). Washington and Fuqua create a perfect partnership that manages to elevate the ensemble beyond the expected revenge thriller that could be expected and made with a roster.
The experience was clearly satisfactory for everyone, from the public to themselves, because Washington finally decided to make his first sequel based on this character. That gives ‘The Equalizer’ a special touch compared to other Denzel action projects and solidifies the relationship with one of his greatest collaborators Other than Tony Scott. For that alone he deserves the opportunity.