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Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

The Equalizer 2
2018
***
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman, Orson Bean, Melissa Leo, Jonathan Scarfe, Sakina Jaffrey, Kazy Tauginas, Garrett Golden, Tamara Hickey, Andrei Arlovski

The vengeful former black-ops operative Robert McCall is now a Lyft driver in Boston, who occasionally smashes some heads for the less fortunate. When his close friend is murdered in Brussels, McCall is forced back in action. While The Equalizer was a mindless kill-fest, the sequel adds some depth to the main character, who attempts to steer a young black man clear of trouble. The murder plot, however, is incredibly predictable (I could foretell the events just by looking at the cast), but all in all, the film is quite entertaining and Denzel Washington is always worth the money, although McCall seems incapable of putting a foot wrong. Followed by The Equalizer 3.