Denzel Washington as an ass-kicking vigilante in Antoine Fuqua’s “The Equalizer”? It’s almost unfair. For the competition opening in the same weekend as the movie, that is. But hey, what’s bad for them is great for us. I’m all for this movie turning into a franchise, by the way.
Check out a new minute-long TV spot for the big-screen adaptation of the ’80s TV show starring that old English guy. This time around its Denzel Washington in the role. They kept the character’s name, though, which is weird. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a black dude named McCall in my life, but I could be wrong.
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, and David Harbour.
Equalizing things this September 26th.