The Equalizer 2 Film Review
Wow! What a thrilling movie. It’s a cross between Jason Bourne and Mission Impossible: Fallout!
The movie begins with an epic train journey into Turkey where Robert McCall dressed as a traditional Muslim is encountered by a human trafficking gang who he ingeniously, using a teapot and a pair of glasses, physically dismantles in order for a kidnapped child to be safely and soundly released. This act of bravery puts the audience of edge as they are teased for the rest of the movie as it is very clear that ‘The’ Robert McCall (aka The Equalizer) is back and raring to go.
The stealthiness and fight choreography throughout the movie is likened to that of Pedro Pascal’s Narcos and Game Of Thrones roles as well as PS4‘s legendary game sequel ‘Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor’.
In searching for an old friend, whose new profession is defined by bounty hunting and crime, McCall is encountered by a local teen. Denzel attempts to prevent him from entering the streets and encourage him to be more academically inclined. In return, the teen helps the local community and inadvertently aids McCall in his pursuit for justice. The pair are rigorously put through their paces by Pascal’s character who in turn is challenged by them. The movie is highly entertaining and is a must-watch – perfect for a pair of friends, couples and families who are 15+.
Denzel Washington’s performs brilliantly in the action sequel. His usual masterclass in the acting genre is yet again demonstrated. We also view Pedro Pascal’s eccentric antagonist being played just as well.
This movie neatly adds to Pedro Pascal’s portfolio of work. His previous work on the biopic/gangland thriller drama series ‘Narcos’ (‘Netflix Original’) is boosted by his season long stint on HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ to reiterate his acting prowess and prestige.
I would rate this movie a solid 8.4/10