Not to long ago, I wrote an article about 4 movies that probably aren’t on your radar. The Equalizer is the first film on that list to be released. The Equalizer is Denzel Washington’s take into what I think most people are comfortable labeling as Liam Neeson Movie Territory. The old and battered ex solider/secret agent who can still dish out huge amounts of damage if the situation calls for it. While Liam Neeson might be currently basking in this light, Denzel has been there before with movies like Man on Fire or the Book of Eli.
This films celebrates the reunion of Denzel Washington with the Director that finally landed him an Oscar, Antonie Fuqua. The story follows Robert McHall who is a retired and widowed. As such he lives a very quiet and solitary life. He suffers from insomnia, often electing to spend his evenings at a local diner reading and drinking coffee. Soon he finds himself in situations that he realizes he can be of help and elects to no longer take a back seat.