The Equalizer 2 (Spoilers Ahead)

Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is back, and this time it’s personal.

Synopsis (Spoilers)

Robert’s settled into his new job as a Lyft driver, and seems to be content.

He mets out justice here and there, just to remind us just how bad ass he is.  As if we can forget.

Things get very personal for him however, when his friend and old boss, Susan Plummer (Melissa Leo) is killed, he goes on the hunt to find and punish her killers.

Susan’s partner and Robert’s former team member from the military Dave, (Pedro Pascal), soon pops up on his radar as primary suspect.  Robert finds solid proof he killed Susan and asks Dave what the hell happened to him.  Dave gives a sob story about how life sucked after the military, and he turned private.  Susan was working on a case that he was responsible for, and he had to kill her before she found out.  Robert lets Dave know he’s coming for him.  And boy, does he come for him.

What I liked:

Pretty much everything.  The story was tight, meaningful, and it wasn’t just nonstop action.  Robert had a reason for everything he did.  He fought so hard because everything was personal.  That’s what makes him so dangerous.

Denzel’s acting was superb as usual.  He doesn’t really say much, but when he does, it’s with such intensity it chills you to the core.

The action is outstanding, maybe better than the first movie.  There’s definitely more of it, and bigger action sequences.  There’s car chases, epic fight sequences in a hurricane, etc.

The cinematography was brilliantly done by Oliver Wood and the film looks absolutely beautiful.

What I didn’t like:

Nothing.  This is one of the rare times where the sequel was just as good as, if not better, than the original.  Don’t take my word for it though.  Go see it in the theaters for yourselves and find out!  When you do, drop me a comment and let me know what you think of the movie.  I give it a 10/10