Back in the 1980’s The Equalizer played by Edward Woodward was the staple diet of Sunday night viewing in the UK. Denzil Washington 2014 took over the role as he brought Robert McCall to the big screen with decent success. 4 Years on, he’s back as McCall once again in The Equalizer 2 serving justice once again.
Today Sony Pictures Releasing release the First International (UK) Trailer, amazingly Washington’s first sequel.Robert McCall wears his Vigilante badge with pride as he goes international saving the exploited and the oppressed. That exploited could be a friend, however, Sometimes justice isn’t enough.
Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed – but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?
You could say The Equalizer was an unexpected success, but a film that was largely forgotten about a few months later thanks to a certain John Wick. The first film did share the pace may be even a little of the tone of the television show.
The first look at this new trailer that tone is back, amped up with plenty of McCall ass kicking. Inspired by a certain man with a certain particular set of skills or even John Wick, men with a sole mission. They always win justice for those who can’t fight back.
As for the trailer itself, McCall still has his OCD, timing how he breaks the limbs and necks of the baddies. If however, you are hoping to go into this film with a clean slate, be wary of this trailer as it reveals the death of a pivotal character.
Don’t expect anything highly original, just a fun gritty action thriller. Of course, we do love Denzil Washington an actor renowned for some dramatic roles delivering the beatdown!
The Equalizer 2 will be released in the UK and Ireland on 17th August (USA 20th July). The film stars Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman, Pedro Pascal and Jonathan Scarfe with Antoine Fuqua directing.