Vigilante follow-up fails to fire

If the first Equalizer existed only to rapidly progress our unstoppable Good Samaritan though a hierarchy of disposable bad guys on his way to a grandstanding showdown, this more protracted edition is easily distracted and ludicrously contrived.

19th August, 2018
Denzel Washington in The Equalizer II

The National Rifle Association has a slogan it trots out when ever anyone has the temerity to challenge its reactionary political agenda: “The only thing capable of stopping a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

For The Equalizer 2, Antoine Fuqua’s follow-up (somehow not called The Sequelizer) to his 2014 reboot of the old Edward Woodward 1980s TV show, the NRA’s battle cry needs an amendment. The...

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