The Equalizer 3 is once again directed by Antoine Fuqua and stars Denzel Washington and here Robert McCall finds himself at home in southern Italy but he discovers his friends are under the control of local crime bosses as events turn deadly McCall knows what he has to do become his friend's protector by taking on the mafia I enjoyed both of the earlier equalizer films Naturally, Denzel Washington is one of my all-time favorite performers, and I believe that Antoine Fuqua is one of the greatest and most underappreciated directors working today.
I must admit that, despite the fact that both of the Equalizer films are extremely violent, I was looking forward to seeing Equalizer 3 and I think it's better than the first two.
but three just might take the cake it is so brutal and so gory I was actually kind of surprised even though I was expecting the gore this film as well as the two previous do something at this budget level and with this star and director power that is nowadays usually found in Bargain Bin straight to VOD action movies and that is tell a story about.
A man who just wants some peace and quiet and the people who keep getting in the way of said peace and quiet and then we watch him dispatch all of those people and increasingly violent ways in the 70s and 80s these kind of movies were very popular you saw a lot of them in the 90s too but nowadays you don't get a lot of badass guy does badass things because somebody crossed him the wrong way there's an endless pile of movies like that and an extreme quantity of them are bad but the equalizer movies are good because Antoine Fuqua is genuinely a masterful filmmaker.
I would never dare to say that this Trilogy is masterful but I think that Antoine Fuqua knows exactly where to put the camera to maximize not just the violence but the character and Denzel Washington is always going to be incredible in everything that he does this is not a person who usually does sequels or franchises or film series of any kind the fact that he's come back for three of these and the fact that Antoine Fuqua still enjoys making them tells you that these guys really like what they're doing and you can see it on screen because Washington is still endlessly charismatic he has a scene in this film that gave me goosebumps the hair on my arms was standing up.
I think once the movie is available to the public it will be uploaded to YouTube and will probably be called the I understand scene he's just so good in this film and as a fan of Man on Fire I have to say that it was very nostalgic to see Dakota Fanning and Denzel Washington in a movie together again and they still have excellent chemistry the one thing about the movie that I think holds it back from being even better is really the same thing that holds the entire Trilogy back from being better and that's that Robert McCall is rarely challenged physically he's just kind of perfect at everything and nobody ever expects him to do the things that he does he's kind of like a ghost he just surprises all of the bad guys because they don't expect.
it to come from him this movie is missing what the Bourne films have when someone sees Jason Bourne what do they say you know what they say Jesus Christ that's Jason Bourne because he has a reputation people know what he can do he's someone to be feared since Robert McCall isn't really known to the public people can mess with him and then he he can just show up in their houses and kill them and they didn't expect that to happen so when it comes to the action.
the physicality of the character he's lacking vulnerability he's really really good at what he does and nobody ever really challenges him but their vulnerability comes in the emotional side of the character where you see that he does care about people and he just wants to protect people but I do think this film and the other two would be even better.
Equalizer 3 Cool Scenes
if there was an aspect of this character where people knew who he was and so they didn't mess with him as much and they could actually prepare for a battle against this guy and kind of know that he's coming for them I guess an equalizer too Pedro Pascal's character did that a little bit and so that was kind of cool but this movie just has like a loner guy in Sicily.
who is like I'm gonna kill all these people and they're just like sure do it but not for a second did that stop me from enjoying this extremely well-directed very fun movie with another great performance from Denzel Washington guys thank you so much as always for watching I hope you see the movie let me know.