THE EQUALIZER 2 is a competent action junk food sequel to the first movie. The Equalizer movies still don't hold a candle
to the 1980s TV series, but maybe director Antoine Fuqua and star Denzel Washington should focus on a short form TV series
to continue the series instead of a third movie because it would give more of a chance to explore who Robert McCall is and
what he does to help people. The four seasons of the TV series gave plenty of room to develop the character, stories, and
supporting recurring characters. THE EQUALIZER 2 does shed more light on Robert's past as he investigates the murder of
his DIA friend Susan (Melissa Leo). He crosses paths with his former partner who believed Robert was dead all of these years
and Robert's quest for vigilante justice leads him on a collision course with his past.
THE EQUALIZER 2 does provide an array of supporting characters as Robert uses the cover of a Lyft driver to help people.
He tries to mentor Miles, a very artistic teenager who is falling in with the local gang. Robert is also friends with a
senior citizen who is a Holocaust survivor. The beginning of the movie sees Robert on the quest to rescue a woman's young
daughter from her vindictive Turkish ex-husband. I did enjoy the sequel, but I do think THE EQUALIZER reboot/ remake could
be more if Denzel turned this series of movies into a TV series with seasons that run 6 to 10 episodes which would still give
him ample time to do movies each year. If you liked the first movie, you will enjoy the sequel. I do recommend you check
out the original TV series which is out on DVD from VEI or other crime drama like LUTHER starring Idris Elba.
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