Sunday, May 25, 2014

Who’re You Gonna Call?

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It seems to bear scant resemblance to Edward Woodward’s The Equalizer, the well-remembered 1985-1989 CBS-TV series that inspired it. Yet based on the trailer embedded above, Denzel Washington’s new big-screen picture, The Equalizer--due to premiere in theaters this coming September--certainly has much to commend it. As The Huffington Post explains, the plot finds Washington playing Robert McCall, “a man with ‘possible military training,’ who takes on the Russian mob because of an innocent girl he barely knows. As Washington says of the book he is reading in the trailer, ‘It is about a guy who is a knight in shining armor, except he lives in a world where knights don’t exist anymore.’ As per usual, he is really good at killing people, but with this character he likes to time himself when in combat.” There’s already talk of a sequel being made.

2 comments:

Calum Macleod said...

He'd better at least drive a Jag...

Gary Phillips said...

I love it the old folks get to be kick ass action heroes. Denzel's my age -- yes, I know, he looks a lot better then me, Liam Neesons (I include the 's' in honor of Key and Peele's valet bits in his honor -- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/12/key-and-peele-liam-neeson_n_4774737.html) the Red and Red 2 bunch and even Kevin Costner.