I thoroughly enjoyed the first Equalizer film from 2014 but how about the 2018 sequel? Does it build upon the first movie by delving further into Robert McCall’s character? Well I think it’s time to find out, so without further ado here’s The Equalizer 2 Blu-ray Review.
- The Equalizer 2 (2018)
- Genre: Action, Thriller
- Directed by Antoine Fuqua
- Running Time: 121 mins
- UK Rating 15
- Discs: 1
- Released By Sony Pictures
- Blu-ray Released: 10 December 2018
Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) finds himself revisiting old friends following the murder of a close friend/colleague. However the reunion might not be as happy affair as he may have hoped for.
Style / Direction
The films directed by Antoine Fuqua whilst the cinematography is handled by Oliver Wood. Like the first film the sequel feels very well made especially the action sequences.
Music / Audio Effects
The music score comes from Harry Gregson-Williams.
Acting / Characters
Denzel Washington is yet again on top form as The Equalizer 2 looks deeper into his characters background.
- Denzel Washington as Robert McCall
- Pedro Pascal as Dave York
- Ashton Sanders as Miles Whittaker
- Orson Bean as Sam Rubinstein
- Bill Pullman as Brian Plummer
- Melissa Leo as Susan Plummer
- Jonathan Scarfe as Resnik
- Sakina Jaffrey as Fatima
- Kazy Tauginas as Ari
- Garrett Golden as Kovac
Conclusion: The Equalizer 2 (2018) Film Review
The Equalizer 2 builds on the first film by digging deeper into Robert McCall’s background. This makes the film far more personal than the first outing. It does this whilst still delivering a fantastically entertaining story. Will there be a third film? I think there is still enough there worth exploring so I sure hope so.
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Conclusion: The Equalizer Blu-ray Review
The film released in 2018 so as you might expect the picture quality is perfect. On the extras side there is a good set of interviews with cast, director and producers.
- Deleted & Extended Scenes
- Denzel As McCall: Round Two (7 mins)
- Seconds Till Death: Action Breakdown (5 mins)
- Through The Lens: The Cast (7 mins)
- Equalizer Trivia
- NBA TV Spots
On to my movie rating for The Equalizer 2 (2018)
- Movie Rating: EXCELLENT
- Blu-ray Picture: EXCELLENT
- Extras: VERY GOOD
The Equalizer 2 (2018) is available now on Blu-ray.
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For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip may not representative of the Blu-ray version
That concludes my The Equalizer 2 Blu-ray review. I’m aiming to review at least one Denzel Washington film a week. What’s next? Check back soon…
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Summary: The Equalizer 2 (2018) Blu-ray Review
Director(s): Antoine Fuqua
Actor(s): Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Orson Bean, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
Washington doesn’t disappoint in this excellent action thriller.