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Quite predictable, but entertaining nonetheless. The acting was really good and the characters were well done too.
Not as fun and not a needed sequel.
Il secondo capitolo è meno riuscito, il personaggio già perfettamente spiegato nel primo film non dà nuovi spunti, e al netto di questo rimane il classico film d'azione con tradimenti e colpi di scena.
There are scrub leading men, there are average leading men, there are A-list leading men and then there's Denzel Washington. Regardless of the director, screenplay or supporting cast, the guy simply elevates every project he's associated with to — at the very least — par. I've yet to see a truly unenjoyable movie with him at the forefront. "The Equalizer 2" is no different. As an admitted fan of the first film, I can't say I wasn't excited to see him re-team with Antoine Fuqua for a follow-up. And, while it's nowhere near as much of a pleasant surprise as the first installment, it's still thoroughly entertaining. The action is helmed with unsurprising vigor, once again proving Fuqua's innate understanding of how to craft a good set piece. It's the screenplay, however, that sadly brings up the rear this time around, what with its inability to truly replicate that same sort of novelty and creativity I enjoyed so much about the first film. There are some decent little flourishes to the narrative here and there (namely the way that a few scenes are staged and also one particular subplot involving "Moonlight" standout Ashton Sanders) but you're really only here to see Denzel kick all sorts of ass. I'm just disappointed that this fact is a tad more overt now than it was in 2014.
It was a good enough movie to pass the time, and tone was pretty good. Easy to hang with Denzel and his character was pretty good. Story was pretty straight forward, but done in a way where there was enough suspense and questions to maintain interest. Good pace & decent action.
Story/Screenplay: (3.5/5) If you don't mind seeing bad guys get their comeuppance, then this story might work for you. Not as focused as the preceding Equalizer film, but this story is still good.
Duration/Tempo: (3.5/5) At 2 hours and 1 minute, it's a long movie that felt average in length. Lots of good action scenes that helped speed things along.
Cast & Crew: (4/5) Denzel Washington was excellent.
Summary: (3.5/5) The story was good, the cast was better, and the film felt shorter than it really was. A thumbs up.
It's an ok movie, much weaker than the first film and one viewing is more than enough, but not that bad to be totally disregarded.
Denzel Washington returns as Robert McCall in this all out action sequel. While I always enjoy watching Washington on screen, the film itself felt eerily similar to the first film when it came to certain scenes and their structure--as a result, this film felt more like a "one-trick-pony" rather than a new, innovative sequel. Furthermore, there is one massive plot hole in the story that's impossible to ignore and adds to its detriment. In short, this film is good but may be seen as a hit or miss to some and that's largely because this film fails to innovate or introduce new ideas to reinvent the franchise. In short, this film is an example of what happens when you play it safe creatively instead of taking creative risks. The first film had a much larger impact.
I have to wonder what impact this type of movie has on a young African American kid who doesn't finish high school and owns more guns than books? Glorify's the great American pass time of killing someone, beating up someone, notice the men whom died and were beat up were white. Is this some kind of subliminal message here? Washington is older and looked stiff, hard to kill the bad guys with arthritis. Give this movie a pass it has no redeeming qualities isn't entertaining and promotes violence as a means of employment.
It is the kind of movie that I always can guess what will happen. It could be better.