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The Equalizer 2 reminds us of the beauty of human existence, the different backgrounds and stories we share, while serving justice by vigilantism.

Washington immerses deep into the role of Robert McCall, giving the viewer cold chills from scene to scene while helping the people in need and punishing those pushing their evil ways.

There’s a saying in the movie world that doesn’t come true too often: “The sequel should be better than the first one.”

Denzel Washington stars as Robert McCall in Columbia Pictures’ ‘The Equalizer 2’. Picture: ©2017 CTMG, Inc. All rights reserved.

In The Equalizer 2 director Antoine Fuqua—who directed the first one as well (and who got Washington an Oscar for Training Day (2002))—and Washington make their best effort to deliver a more character-driven experience, a better experience.

Due to the additional depth and layering, the film takes even a slower pace than the first one. It’s also more lyrical and brutal, paying more attention to the detail. It’s like mixing slow waltz with breakdance.

Moreover, there are moments where Washington could be competing for the best actor in the Oscars.

‘The Equalizer 2’ premieres in cinemas August 17.