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Dome Pondering Movie Review: The Equalizer (2014)

What is it about?

A man goes back into his mysterious past and ways of life after meeting a girl who is wrapped up in a ring of Russian gangsters.

Who is in it?

Denzel Washington - Robert McCall

Marton Csokos - Teddy


Chloe Grace Moretz - Teri

Favorite Scene:

After learning of where Robert lives, Both Teddy and Robert come face to face at the door of his apartment to prelude what was sure to be a series of moves leading up to their final encounter. 

Favorite Quote:

"Progress. Not perfection."

Review:

This one was really rough for me to digest. I'm a fan of Denzel Washington, and typically, his movies are always very, very, good. Almost to the point where we become spoiled. Well, spoiled no more, as I really did not find The Equalizer to be on par with those typical expectations. 

The Equalizer was fine. It really is your typical wait-for-TV movie. The perfect movie for a day on the couch watching FX or TNT or something along those lines. 

The film just never had any depth to it for me. Why should we care about Teri and Robert's relationship? And of course, it is incredible weird to see an older man destroy an entire Russian mob on his own. This just reeked of the stuff from 80's and 90's action films - which weren't terrible, but again, not too great. 

And that scene where they had Robert walk through the sprinkler and darkness emerging as the hero - sooooooo cheesy! 

For me, again, it was OK. Nothing to go out of your way to see. And to be honest, I am surprised Washington took this role. Overall, watch this one on your free time. 

Grade: 1.75/5

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