The Equalizer (1, 2 & 3): Tale Of Modern Warrior

The Equalizer (1, 2 & 3) movies narrate a tale of a modern warrior and a US government secret assassin – Robert McCall, this hero is superbly played by Denzel Washington, who is a revelation as an action star.

His action-packed films have become Denzel’s first trilogy – a Hollywood movie franchise. These films are based on the classic TV series ‘The Equalizer (1985-1989)‘ created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim.

Now, the third and final chapter of this movie series is going to be released in September 2023.

So, let us talk about this action-packed movie franchise and refresh our memories.

The Equalizer (2014) Movie

The Equalizer (2014) Movie:- details

GenreAction, Crime, Thriller
Age-restrictionsA (18+)
WriterRichard Wenk, Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim
DirectorAntoine Fuqua
TaglinesWhat do you see when you look at me?
CastDenzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, etc.
AwardImage Awards (NAACP) – 2015 Winner Image Award – Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture – Antoine Fuqua
About – The Equalizer (2014) Film.


The Equalizer (2014) Movie:- poster

The Equalizer (2014) Film – poster.


The Equalizer (2014) Movie:- synopsis

Denzel Washington plays Robert McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by — he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help.

He is The Equalizer.


The Equalizer (2014) Movie:- trailer

Official trailer – The Equalizer (2014) Film | YouTube.


The Equalizer (2014) Movie:- ratings

FM’s rating3.75/5
IMDb rating as of date7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date60% Tomatometer & 76% Audience Score
Critics Consensus / Rotten TomatoesThis film is more stylishly violent than meaningful, but with Antoine Fuqua behind the cameras and Denzel Washington dispensing justice, it delivers.
FM, IMDb, & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – The Equalizer (2014) Film.

The Equalizer 2 (2018) Movie

The Equalizer 2 (2018) Movie:- details

GenreAction, Crime, Thriller
Age-restrictionsUA (16+)
WriterRichard Wenk, Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim
DirectorAntoine Fuqua
TaglinesThere is no equal.
CastDenzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, etc.
About – The Equalizer 2 (2018) Film.


The Equalizer 2 (2018) Movie:- poster

The Equalizer 2 (2018) Film – poster.


The Equalizer 2 (2018) Movie:- synopsis

Not all enemies are created equal.

Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed – but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?


The Equalizer 2 (2018) Movie:- trailer

Official trailer – The Equalizer 2 (2018) Film | YouTube.


The Equalizer 2 (2018) Movie:- ratings

FM’s rating:3.50/5
IMDb rating as of date:6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date:52% Tomatometer & 60% Audience Score
Critics Consensus / Rotten Tomatoes This film delivers the visceral charge of a standard vigilante thriller, but this reunion of trusted talents ultimately proves a disappointing case study in diminishing returns.
FM, IMDb & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – The Equalizer 2 (2018) Film.

The Equalizer 3 movie will be released in the coming months of 2023 and then we shall review the same.

The Equalizer 3 (2023) Movie

The Equalizer 3 (2023) Movie:- details

GenresAction, Crime, Thriller
ReleasedYet to be released
DirectorAntoine Fuqua
WriterRichard Wenk, Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim
TaglinesJustice knows no borders.
CastDenzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, David Denman, Sonia Ammar, etc.
About – The Equalizer 3 (2023) Film.


The Equalizer 3 (2023) Movie:- poster

The Equalizer 3 (2023) – poster


The Equalizer 3 (2023) Movie:- synopsis

Vengeance meets his equal.

Since giving up his life as a government assassin, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) has struggled to reconcile the horrific things he’s done in the past and finds a strange solace in serving justice on behalf of the oppressed. Finding himself surprisingly at home in Southern Italy, he discovers his new friends are under the control of local crime bosses. As events turn deadly, McCall knows what he has to do: become his friends’ protector by taking on the mafia.


The Equalizer 3 (2023) Movie:- trailer

Official trailer – The Equalizer 3 (2023) Film | YouTube.

The Equalizer Movies:- {Spoilers Free} review

You know, the original script of this movie had no back story about Robert McCall, so Denzel Washington took the initiative and assisted in developing a unique background story for his cast. For example, Denzel added obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to Robert McCall’s personality; later on, he also met and asked several real-life persons with OCD to be able to play the OCD aspect properly. Also, to make his character much more believable, he practised daily physical and fight training before the shooting of the movie and as a matter of fact, Denzel trained with the fighter Tyron Woodley for his fight scenes.

We especially like the way, Denzel’s character can calculate the time and plan his action moves in advance, while confronting the bad guys. No doubt, their action sequences are very well-choreographed.

Denzel Washington is one of few Hollywood actors, who immerses himself into a role that makes it so real and believable. Not surprisingly, Denzel has won two Oscar Awards for his acting. To be honest, I am truly impressed with Denzel in the first two parts of this movie franchise. Like us, why don’t you catch up with these movies, in which Denzel has a towering presence as an action star? They are good time-pass films.

Meanwhile, we (me and my team members) wait and look forward to watching the third and final of this action movie when it releases and reviewing it for our readers.

Focus:-actor Denzel (Hayes) Washington (Jr.)

Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is a globally recognised Hollywood actor. He is from the Black community in America and is considered a legend. Here is a short list of his body of work over his fifty-year-long career.

MoviesActor: Cry Freedom (1987), Glory (1989), Mississippi Masala (1991), Malcolm X (1992), The Pelican Brief (1993), Philadelphia (1993), Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Crimson Tide (1995), Courage Under Fire (1996), Fallen (1998), The Siege (1998), The Hurricane (1999), Remember the Titans (2000), Training Day (2001), Out of Time (2003), Man on Fire (2004), Deja Vu (2006), Inside Man (2006), American Gangster (2007), The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009), The Book of Eli (2010), Unstoppable (2010), Flight (2012), Safe House (2012), 2 Guns (2013), The Equalizer (2014), The Magnificent Seven (2017), The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021), etc.
Actor & Director: Antwone Fisher (2002), The Great Debaters (2007), and Fences/Barriere (2016).
TV – Movies, Series & DocumentaryWilma (1977), Flesh & Blood (1979), St. Elsewhere (1982-88), Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream (1995), Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (2000), etc.
AwardsAcademy Awards, USA – 1990 Winner Oscar – Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Glory
Academy Awards, USA – 2002 Winner Oscar – Best Actor in a Leading Role – Training Day
Golden Globes, USA – 1990 Winner Golden Globe – Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Glory
Golden Globes, USA – 2000 Winner Golden Globe – Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama – The Hurricane
Golden Globes, USA – 2016 Winner Cecil B. DeMille Award
Screen Actors Guild Awards – 2017 Winner Actor – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role -Barriere
About – Denzel Washington

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