I vaguely remember the original ’80s TV show starring that English guy, but even so, I wasn’t sure how a big-screen reboot with Denzel Washington was going to work. Then of course, the first trailer showed up and it’s like, “Oh, right, so that’s how it’s gonna look. Awesomely!”
So check out 3 clips from “The Equalizer,” featuring a reunion between star Denzel Washington and his “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua. The chances of this thing winning any awards is nil, but the chances of it being fantastic fun? Pretty darn good, I’d say.
In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and 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.
Busting heads this September 26th.