sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Equalizer (Movie Review)

The story has been around - forever, and predates Western culture. It's re-born all of the time in films and in television series' but in this case they got it right.

Denzel Washington is brilliant (as usual) in this film and I give it a very high rating. It's not a short film, but the balance of action, suspense and plot development (the beat) is as perfect as I have seen it in a feature film. The Russian mafia tattoos are well done and accurate as is much of the plot development, which makes the whole thing so much more interesting.

Rating:  MUST SEE  9 out of a possible 10. The only reason it gets a 9 is because the plot line is so well worn - but worn or not, they really pulled off a great movie.


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For we wrestle, not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. --Ephesians 6:12

9 comments:

  1. I'm not much on today's films. John Wayne - where are you when we need you? I know, I know - DEAD.

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    1. This is one I think that you might like, Wo. Go mid-day/mid-week when there's nobody in the theater and it will feel like a private screening.

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  2. Thank you. Looks like my daughter and I have a movie to see next weekend.

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  3. Looks like a good one to see, thanks for the heads up.

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    1. I sympathize with the Denzel character. The plot takes it a bit over the top as "Robert McCall asks permission to play" - but it makes sense. Think on your peach colored blanket. Nobody will get that but you.

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    2. I will take it to the movie with me...

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