Archive for September 28th, 2014

Movie Mayhem – The Equalizer

In 2004, Denzel Washington was paired with a then-rising star, Dakota Fanning, in the revenge thriller Man On Fire, and though a lot of people found the film to be a top-notch actioner, I’m sorry to say I’m not one of them. The pairing of Washington and Fanning was incredibly smart, giving life to the scenes they were in. I was very emotionally invested in their relationship, so when director Tony Scott removed that element of the film, I was sorely left wanting. The energy and the spark that was so deliciously evident in the first act of the film crumbled without a trace, never to rise again. The same thing happens in Washington’s new film, The Equalizer, which falls into the same exact trap by following a very similar formula. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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