The high-octane, adrenaline-fuelled, bloodied, fight sequences live up to the genre. The movie is gratifyingly satiating on many counts for action junkies, without losing sight of an emotionally gripping narrative that Denzel Washington has done complete justice to.
Film: The Equalizer 3
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Gaia Scodellaro, Andrea Scarduzio, Andrea Dodero
Rating : 1/2
In this third and final installment of The Equalizer series, Denzel Washington reprises his legendary role as former US assassin Robert McCall and returns as a man in an unwavering pursuit of justice and redemption. Having left behind his shadowy past as a government assassin, Robert McCall grapples with the haunting memories of his actions and is tying all lose ends, in this final chapter.
McCall finds himself in a small, idyllic town in Southern Italy where he forms a close friendship with a kind doctor and a bond with its locals. When these locals face the brutal and ruthless mafia out to grab their homes and harass them with extortion, McCall steps in taking the audience on an adrenaline-pumping cinematic experience.
The actioner is fast-paced and edgy, yet balanced with the emotional cushioning in layers of bonding as McCall forges new friendships. The director skillfully crafts a narrative that delves deep into McCall’s psyche, exploring themes of atonement and his inane pursuit of justice. The film’s breathtaking sequences set against the backdrop of Southern Italy’s picturesque landscapes add an extra layer of visual splendor and might just make you want to turn touristy and visit Italy!
The Equalizer 3 brings to the screen Washington’s signature intensity and age has clearly done nothing to this fine actor, who speaks volumes with his gaze. The high-octane, adrenaline-fuelled, bloodied, fight sequences live up to the genre. The movie is gratifyingly satiating on many counts for action junkies, without losing sight of an emotionally gripping narrative that Denzel Washington does complete justice to. A befitting finale for Robert McCall for sure. Dakota Fanning in her brief role is impactful too.
Our verdict, go check out this actioner that releases today and you won’t be disappointed.