The Equalizer 3 Review
Here’s our The Equalizer 3 review by Vinni Misa! The film stars Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning and directed by Antoine Fuqua from Columbia Pictures Philippines!
“If you want peace, prepare for war.”
The Equalizer 3 is the final installment in Antoine Fuqua’s Equalizer Trilogy, based off of the 1980’s TV series. The film once again follows Robert McCall, whom after a botched job, seeks refuge at the fictional Italian Campanian town of Altamonte, growing to love the town and its people in the process until a Naples based faction of the ‘Ndragheta threatens the peace he has finally found. Unlike previous installments, this third film opts for a more artistic approach to the story, investing its audiences to the also fall in love with the people of Altamonte, and to Robert McCall’s newfound peace.
The film takes its time with a gradual buildup before plunging its audiences once again to the ways of violence that McCall is reluctant to dispense in the name of vigilante justice. The film also does a good job at elevating McCall into a legendary status. Sometimes even portraying him similar to a horror movie monster, the way Matt Reeves’ did for The Batman. This McCall already has years of experience, not just in the Marines and in Intelligence, but also from his vigilante ways in Boston. The film makes use of this in the final act, where McCall is dispensing justice, culminating in a cathartic finale that rewards both the character and the audiences.
I’m rating The Equalizer 3 with a 9/10.
Special thanks to Columbia Pictures Philippines!