It's hard to say which one I loved more, but if I think hard enough, I'll give EQ2 a couple of more points over EQ1 but I can't wait to add part two to my collection. I was so emotionally invested in the sequel, but I think that's what makes it so good simply because the stories are more on a personal level and it allows you to see another side of McCall that you could have possibly missed in the first one now that we already know who he is. The action sequences were very well balanced out and kept you on edge. It didn't even feel like I was in there two hours I was so <more>
caught up in the journey. Great work. Plan on seeing it again before it leaves theaters
BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL AND THE ORIGINAL WAS GREAT!!! (by anniegaybis)
SUPERB! Right from the start it has you on the edge of your seat....and an Orson Bean sighting no less.....that was great!!! Excellent direction, editing and acting by one and all...a must see.....
Emotional (by alexb-55137)
I was totally blown away by the whole movie. It was better than the first one by far. I hope Denzel does another one and another one and ....
I just want to mention one part (by esferdez)
The movie is good. Im a Denzel fan, and a Fuqua fan, so naturally i enjoyed it. I would like to draw attention to one part specifically - when Denzel has the serious talk with the young gentleman after they get off the elevator about halfway through. In my humble opinion, acting doesn't get any better than that. It is the cream resting at the top of his consistently excellent work. A remarkable example of the power of film.
Better than the original (by dbarnetth-700-270683)
In this day and age, I need to see a hero like this. Not just a good guy, but a kind man to those who deserve it . Washington is the closest thing we have to the next Clint Eastwood. That quiet swagger is very captivating. I hope they make another.
took long enough! (by kowgirltina)
I was really excited when I started seeing the commercials for EQ2. I read they wanted to make a sequel for years, but nothing really came about. I really enjoy action/adventure movies, so this was right up my alley.The story line was similar to the first one- Denzel helping those who have been wronged, but there is a new location, new job, and new characters.There is enough action and suspense, and not a ton of CGI like other movies, which in my opinion, makes this a little more believable. You get a couple of twists and turns here and there and Denzel's acting really fits the role.I <more>
judge a movie on whether it's good enough to see again, and I would definitely see it again!
Preserves the spirit of the first one while telling its own story. This is a good new chapter and all I was hoping for.
Denzel is great as usual (by jeff-cossey)
I really enjoyed his character. He is very methodical very relaxed even in tense situation. Believable no flash just gets the job done. Denzel Washington is very entertaining.
Likable enough follow-up (by jwwalrath-227-85487)
Personally, I enjoyed this sequel as much as the first one, but I can see how this movie might not work for everyone.Surprisingly, the movie bucks the sequel trend by actually having less fight scenes than the original. Yet, it strangely works. The movie doesn't forget the purpose of The Equalizer: focusing on the little guy. A good portion of the film is just Denzel hanging out with people. Although this is an action film, it is also a journey through humanity, both the good and the bad. It doesn't hurt that Denzel as usual gives an excellent performance. He plays a man both charming <more>
and intimidating. A man who strives for the light even if he realizes the world may be ultimately grey.The action scenes that do happen do not disappoint. One reason it makes sense there aren't as many fights is that Denzel's opponents in this film in contrast to the Russian mobsters from the last film have a lot more training and are more on the main character's level and aren't just cannon fodder. The final fight at the end really makes up in my opinion. I think it even rivals the fight at the end of Skyfall.Also, the very empathetic should be forwarned: the murders of civilians get really violent and protracted, more-so-than-usual.