The Equalizer.


The attraction? Denzel Washington. The reason for going on a Weekend afternoon, a busy calendar the whole of next week for both my partner in crime Ramesh and me. And despite the higher cost of the tickets, both of us also wanted to exploit a sale offering “buy two get one free” from a shop that we patronise for garments in the mall that houses the multiplex. The offer is only for this weekend.

The reaction? Overall, a very satisfying afternoon. The film was good, I made some new friends at the theater and at the shop after the movie and Denzel did not disappoint.  Both Ramesh and I made some good purchases as well.

What is puzzling is the frequency with which the Russian Mafia as it is called now features in many English films and action novels.  Is it an all pervading presence in the USA and the UK today?  I ask because  the last two films that I saw had the Russian Mafia being tackled by the heroes, the last action novel that I read of Lee Child, Personal also features the Russian Mafia in London, and the last British made film that I saw Rocknrolla also featured them. It would appear that the Russians have now taken over from the Italians!

The story builds up nicely with just enough mystery to keep the viewer’s curiosity about the background of the hero alive till it all falls into place.  The action is fast paced and quite realistic considering the background of the hero and tight direction and editing makes it a worthwhile movie to watch.  Definitely a better film than just a popcorn movie.  I however hesitate to give it a full six star because of the length of the film.  It could have been lower with some unnecessary scenes cut out.  So, Denzel has to be satisfied with [rating=5].

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11 Responses to The Equalizer.

  1. bikehikebabe says:

    I like buy one, get the next free better than buy two. Reduced 75% is even better, tho’ the clothing prices in India when we were there, were unbeatable to start with.

  2. Again, I’m glad you’re having a great time. 🙂
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  3. shackman says:

    The popcorn stocks in Pune are in trouble!
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  4. Cathy in NZ says:

    yet again another successful day for your and Ramesh 🙂
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  5. Vivek Bhat says:

    Hollywood industry has a habit of create negative chracters of what they think as their enemies. So Soviet Union/Russia (Cold War enemy) is always potrayed as negative, in awe or getting inspired by America/Americans. That space is now slowely getting usurped by Al-Queda, Pakistanis. In many of their movies, there are negative Pakistani/Jehadi characters. Compare that with Cold war time movies(e.g. Rambo), where those Mujhaideen were potrayed as friends in need of American help and Russians as tormentors.

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      • Vivek Bhat says:

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