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First Trailer For The Equalizer Online
Denzel Washington has time for justice

26 May 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Playlist

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Despite Sony’s reported confidence in the Denzel Washington-starring film adaptation of ‘80s series The Equalizer, the studio has been rolling out the marketing for the movie slowly, starting with posters and pics and now ramping up to a trailer. 

With his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua calling the shots, Washington here stars as a slightly different take on Robert McCall, the retired intelligence officer played on the small screen by Edward Woodward, who decides to atone for his past sins by helping the hopeless.



Working quietly at a Home Depot, McCall finds himself drawn into the life of a crusading vigilante when he helps out a young prostitute (Chloe Moretz). His actions draw the ire of the Russian mafia, and in particular a brutal fixer played by Marton Csokas.

While McCall could always take care of himself on TV, Washington’s version looks like the sort of man who can walk into a room full of armed henchmen and take them all out in a matter of seconds, all the while chiding himself for not matching his personal best mobster take-down time. It’s this scene, incidentally, that we saw at CinemaCon in March, and which proved that Washington could deliver the goods as McCall. Whether the film itself lives up to the faith is something we’ll find out on October 10.


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RE: First Trailer For The Equalizer Online
What about 'American Gangster'? or is that pre -2006? More

Posted by Belisarius0365 at 17:59 on 26 May 2014 | Report This Post

Has Denzel washington ever made a bad movie?
Well, maybe Virtuosity, the crap-fest with Russell Crowe. But maybe this is kinda 'The Equalizer Begins', seeing as it's obviously intended to start a franchise. More

Posted by Belisarius0365 at 17:58 on 26 May 2014 | Report This Post

What is this?
From what I remember of the series McCall helped those without asking for anything in return to atone for his past. Washington is generally always worth seeing, but this is not The Equalizer. It's the sort of action film you normally see from Jason Statham or someone like that. A shame More

Posted by Kev2012 at 15:33 on 26 May 2014 | Report This Post

Where's the theme??
I appreciate this will be a totally different take on The Equalizer, but I was really hoping they would re-introduce the original theme tune, that was one of the best parts of the original show! More

Posted by archie119 at 12:50 on 26 May 2014 | Report This Post

RE: man on fire 2
I think this could work, agree that Washington doesn't push himself enough, but think he is one of the best choices for any of these kinds of films. More

Posted by ElephantBoy at 11:42 on 26 May 2014 | Report This Post

man on fire 2
man on fire 2 anyone? looks pretty much that movie to me More

Posted by tony00 at 09:26 on 26 May 2014 | Report This Post

RE: First Trailer For The Equalizer Online
Looks like something that Denzel can do in his sleep. I have a soft spot for Unstoppable bit you'd have to go back to 2006's Inside Man for anything of true brilliance.. More

Posted by OhBrother at 08:08 on 26 May 2014 | Report This Post

This isn't The Equalizer . This is a Denzel Washington action movie that takes the name of the series and the characters name . With so many rich story lines within the 4 seasons of the series , they come up with this . Bad. More

Posted by jezy at 04:17 on 26 May 2014 | Report This Post

another former great joins the scrapheap now
remember when this type of movie used to be good? More

Posted by Jonny24 at 23:40 on 25 May 2014 | Report This Post

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