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Ins!dious s0cial eng!neering at its most sh@meless. Equalizer is literally just a bl@ck dude going around ex3cuting wh!te people. This is !ntersectional an@lysis as a rel!gion, and here Denzel Washington is presented as the "f!nal s0lution" to the "wh!te people pr0blem".
All of the b@d guys are "ev!l wh!te men" and virtually all of the "good guys" are non-wh!te victims of said "ev!l wh!te men". Russ!ans in this movie are presented as a m0rally stunted ethn!c group, as stated by an almost equally m0rally compromised Ir!sh Amer!can just before he gets his face c@ved in by one of the afore mentioned Russ!ans.
Here, the cartoonishly ex@ggerated ev!l, central to the film's primary cr!sis is directly linked via spoken dialogue to Russ!ans as an ethn!c group. Aesthetically speaking Equalizer (2014) is a case study in western soc!opol!tical hyp0cr!sy, where people gr0ups are depicted in a manner which would be considered completely un@cceptable should the roles be reversed. If you need some help with that last thought, try imagining a movie where a wh!te protagonist spends 131 minutes m*rdering bl@ck people, and we're told "it's OK because they were b@d guys". I'm 100% sure that this gl!b explanation would not be enough to appease the cu1t of woke.
If all that weren't enough, Equalizer also comes with a healthy dose of 3rd wave fem!nism in the form of the main character's old boss, a g0vernment official and ClA handler, who for some reason looks like your high school Engl!sh teacher. The movie makes quite a thing over that fact that Denzel goes to her expressly to "ask permission" to fulfill his role in the movie, all while her husband, a wh!te man (but of course) waits on them in the meek and serv!le manner that neol!beral regress!ves dream about nightly.
The entire thing is so shabb!ly done however that even the dyed-in-the-wool neoM@rxists reviewing the film were unable to score the movie well. I guess they prefer to obfusc@te what they are or something, and when their side's pr0paganda is served up less subvers!ve than they'd like, they get a little peev!sh.
It follows in the tradition of superman characters who are in invulnerable to any's main damage. This is not Shakespeare this is a movie for individuals that enjoy action movie.It is a mixture of Taken and John Wick, is just as good as either.It's the story of a man with a really strong moral code and an equally strong ability to kill bad guys with bullet and martial arts.
Awesome performance by Danzel
This is an excellent movie. Denzel is a bad ass (as usual) with a heart of gold.
Denzel Washington is good in it...it's just such a bland story that I lost interest half-way through.
I thought it was magnificent!! Denzel Washington's acting ability is 2nd to none!
Good action flick. Denzel is less impressive as an action star per say as he is a convivial threatening conversationalist. This is one cool cucumber! Never saw the TV show, so no basis of comparison.
This one is pretty much all on Denzel's shoulders. The rest of the movie is the standard mob revenge tale, with - who else - the Russian mob as the bad guys. I guess they have replaced the Italian mob as the go to bad guys these days.
Great movie just don't go in expecting the TV show as it seems to just be using it for the name and it has nothing to do with it
Violent...stressful...and sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Very nice reboot of the good old tv show... the 2 not so much.