“Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?”
So I literally after this movie was done, waited for the credits to see who made this movie because I was sure it wasn’t the same team from the first movie. Thats how different of a movie The Equalizer 2 is to the first in many ways. First off, this movie has no where near the same scope and scale of the first movie, it has some of the action, but only some. The first movie had a more complex plot, and not the paint by numbers action thriller plot that we get here, and this movie is so much slower than the first. To be honest, it felt like this movie was made because they had some money left over from the first, and asked Fuqua if he could somehow convince Denzel Washington to return to but this time with probably half the budget of the first movie. If this movie wasn’t called The Equalizer 2, it would still be a full movie from start to end because it makes pretty much zero reference to the first movie, other than I guess the introduction of Denzel’s character, but really and truly you wouldn’t even need that here. There are a handful of moments where I can maybe see why he wanted to make this movie. Some moments where he really does get to flex his acting muscles, and give some genuinely gripping performance, but for most of it he’s just silently running around the place doing as he pleases. All in all, this is one of those sequels that just should have left well enough alone.
Review Score : 6 out of 10