Denzel Washington goes guns blazing in new #TheEqualizer trailer

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The fall movie season is usually pretty barren for quality entertainment, but one that I am most excited about is the latest collaboration between “Training Day” Director Antoine Fuqua and Oscar-winner Denzel Washington.

While this seems more action-heavy like Fuqua’s most recent film, “Olympus Has Fallen” and less likely to rack up any award consideration from stuffy Oscar voters, this looks like it’s going to be one of the real gems this fall and a treat for action fans.

The whole timing his efficiency angle looks like it could be pretty fun and with “xXx’s” Marton Csokas as the bad guy, Washington will have a competent foil to play off of in this outing.

Only thing that really didn’t do a whole lot for me is the pedestrian song by Eminem and Sia. Seems like they could have found a better track than a generic revenge rap style cut.

“The Equalizer” comes to theaters Sept. 26 and I can’t wait.

  • Pierre Mooney

    I am looking forward to this one. Lots of action so it is definitely going to play here in Vietnam. However, from viewing the Trailer, I got the feeling it has some emotional impact too. Of Denzel Washington always brings that with him too and with a good story line we will have some good entertainment. The Brother beings intensive and cool. What a package! I equate his screen presence to John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and other greats. Too bad Wesley Snipes could not keep it together as he has that same intensity and cool.

  • Yeah, it looks like this will be a superior version of “Man on Fire,” which was decent, but the directing was distracting.

    I think he’s at a higher level than Wayne and been more consistent than Eastwood. Maybe Snipes can still turn it around, though?

  • That’s probably why “Fire” didn’t click with me. I think the emphasis on New Orleans has been from cheaper tax breaks to lure filmmakers there. Not quite sure where this one is based.

  • Pierre Mooney

    I think it is New Orleans.

  • It’s actually Boston. Odd that we both kinda got the N.O. vibe from the trailers.

  • keith

    yep we are giving those tax breaks like candy in La.

  • Pierre Mooney

    I would go with New Orleans to make my films too. I saw a news clip about Denzel and Boston. Sounds like some parts of the city are not so friendly.

  • That’s always been the knock on Boston as long as I’ve paid attention to different areas. New Orleans certainly sounds a lot friendlier.