The Equalizer 2 is More Than Just Another Vigilante Movie

In Analysis by Michael Rae

I almost skipped the second installment of The Equalizer movie franchise, but, fortunately, Denzel Washington’s strong performance as vigilante Robert McCall in the first movie was a draw. Fortunately, The Equalizer 2 turned out to be as good, perhaps better, than the first one. Along the way, audiences will gain much greater appreciation for the life of taxi drivers.
As a character, Robert McCall is an example of what thriller novelist Gregg Hurwitz might call “positive masculinity”–a man who is fundamentally good, courageous, and take risks to achieve their objectives. I would add they also accept and embrace the consequences of

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