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What I got from this new trailer for Antoine Fuqua’s “The Equalizer” is that Denzel Washington is a friggin’ badass, and Chloe Moretz is playing a hooker. Yes, Chloe Moretz is playing a hooker. Man, wasn’t it just yesterday that she was everyone’s little sister? (Except, uh, in the “Kick-Ass” movies, where she’s everyone’s little vigilante, limbs-slicing sister.) Still, I don’t know how I feel about Moretz suddenly working the streets, even if it is just in a movie. It all feels a little weird to me.
Anyhoos. Check out a new trailer for “The Equalizer.” I’m in. But then, this movie hooked me when they told me Denzel Washington was playing a former black ops badass.
In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.
Starring Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, with Bill Pullman and Melissa Leo.
He does what he do this September 26th.