Saturday, May 31, 2014

Denzel Washington:The Equalizer

Yeah. I'm probably going to see The Equalizer when it comes out this fall. It's directed by the same guy who did Training Day. It has the same feel as Man on Fire. The character in The Equalizer is a little bit past his use by date but that was kind of the point in the original TV series. People who dismissed an older man as not very dangerous often discovered they had made an unforgivably critical mistake. I wonder if Washington will have any love interest to work with as I would presume that Moretz won't be playing that role. Either way it's interesting how often storytellers use the tropes of "One Last Job" or "The retired gunfighter who has to pick up his guns" or "I can't leave my job because I am my job". These tropes work.

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