Movie Review:THE EQUALIZER 3
The Equalizer trilogy started with The Equalizer (2014) followed by The Equalizer 2 (2018).
The Equalizer 3 is the 3rd and final instalment of the series. Denzel Washington played the lead in all the 3 films and Antonie Fuqua is the director of all the 3 films.
SYNOPSIS - 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.
As McCall takes on the bad guys one by one, the action is deadly, taking place almost in the blink of an eye, all of which makes for gripping viewing especially on Imax screens.
Another appeal of the film is the setting on the gorgeous Italian coast with the camera lovingly showcasing the beauty of Nature, rocky cliffs on one side with a village nestling prettily in between and the tempestuous sea on the other. The scenery is pittoresque and calming and one understands why McCall wants to settle here. The village characters right from Dr Enzo to the cop, restaurateur, and other village folk are realistically portrayed, the film taking you right into their lives.
The use of Italian sprinkled all along, has its own charm.
Denzel Washington's performance is the biggest highlight of the film and a sure shot reason to watch it.
There is plenty of action emotion, intrigue, suspense and twists in the film to keep you hooked till the end.
However, watch out for some really gory bits like chopping hands and heads, which are not for the faint hearted.
A rivetting action drama with good performances, in a breathtakingly pittoresque setting, The Equalizer 3 makes for a grand watch.
Directed by Antonie Fuqua
Based on the television series created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim.
Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Sonia Ammar, Remo Girone and David Denman
Cinematography by Robert Richardson
Music by Marcelo Zarvos.
A Sony Pictures Release.