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Movie of the month
The Equalizer
DIRECTED BY: Antoine Fuqua
STARRING: Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Melissa Leo

Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and can now lead a life of quiet peace after faking his own death. When McCall meets Teri, a young girl under the tight control of Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by. With all his skills from his previous life as a black ops commando, he comes out of his reclusive state to help the girl.

WORTH WATCHING? With Denzel you can never really go wrong, so for the leading man factor, this film is a sure crowd pleaser. All the ingredients for a mysterious and suspenseful thriller are in place to keep you on your toes but it’s still a conventional “brave man steps out of his hermit state and saves innocent young girl, the world is saved” type film. If you wanted to get deep about it, you could say it touches on hard hitting issues on law and rules and seeing justice served. In the end it’s a call out for more good in society.

VERDICT: As typical a thrill-filled film it is, Chloë Grace Moretz proves her acting prowess beyond her years.