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Denzel Washington kicks ass for those in need in trailer for The Equalizer

Jun. 12, 2014by:

A couple of weeks ago, we got a look at the badass international trailer for Antoine Fuqua's THE EQUALIZER starring Denzel Washington. That trailer played up the cold-blooded nature of Washington's character and his focus on righting wrongs done to those less fortunate, namely a prostitute played by Chloe Grace Moretz. It looked like a brutal fun time at the movies but without much soul to it.

The official domestic trailer for the movie keeps that ass kicking focus, but also shows us that Denzel Washington is a decent human being. We see more of how he comes to know Moretz's character and some other kind acts that he performs for friends and coworkers.

n The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chlo Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he cant stand idly by he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

This trailer definitely makes the character more palatable. Washington played a similar role in Tony Scott's awesome MAN ON FIRE. This looks like it could be a sequel to that film if it had ended on a more positive note. Regardless, I can see why the studio is already setting their sights on Fuqua and Washington for THE EQUALIZER 2.

THE EQUALIZER also stars Melissa Leo, Marton Csokas, Bill Pullman, Haley Bennett and Vladimir Kulich. It will open on September 26, 2014.

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5:04PM on 06/13/2014
He has a very particular set of skills, skills he has acquired over a very long career. Skills that make him a nightmare for people like them.

He has a very particular set of skills, skills he has acquired over a very long career. Skills that make him a nightmare for people like them.

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8:55AM on 06/13/2014

New Eminem on the soundtrack?!

Ticket sold for me on that alone.
Ticket sold for me on that alone.
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7:59AM on 06/13/2014
I really liked the TV show and so it's exciting to me to see Denzel Washington in the role. But this trailer makes the movie look like popcorn fodder. So, that makes me a little sad. I'll see it, I just am not expecting anything even remotely like the show.
I really liked the TV show and so it's exciting to me to see Denzel Washington in the role. But this trailer makes the movie look like popcorn fodder. So, that makes me a little sad. I'll see it, I just am not expecting anything even remotely like the show.
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4:59PM on 06/13/2014
Agreed.
Agreed.
6:02AM on 06/13/2014
Looks like a mountain of steaming hot shit.

Looks like a mountain of steaming hot shit.

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12:20AM on 06/13/2014
looks like a good time to me
looks like a good time to me
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9:34PM on 06/12/2014
Looks fantastic. All in for this one. Denzel doesn't waste his time with 'sub par' material and this looks no different.
Looks fantastic. All in for this one. Denzel doesn't waste his time with 'sub par' material and this looks no different.
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9:17PM on 06/12/2014
I like that looks a little slicker than what we're used to from Fuqua but still has that hard-boiled feel to it.
I like that looks a little slicker than what we're used to from Fuqua but still has that hard-boiled feel to it.
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8:52PM on 06/12/2014
Maybe this will be a better version but we've seen this exact same movie from him a half dozen times by now. I'll catch it on cable.
Maybe this will be a better version but we've seen this exact same movie from him a half dozen times by now. I'll catch it on cable.
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7:38PM on 06/12/2014
Denzel kicking ass = Ticket Sold!
Denzel kicking ass = Ticket Sold!
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7:16PM on 06/12/2014
SWAG
SWAG
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7:08PM on 06/12/2014

Can't go wrong with Denzel

This preview looks awesome. Movie plays to Denzel's strengths. Looks like man on Fire, but with more action
This preview looks awesome. Movie plays to Denzel's strengths. Looks like man on Fire, but with more action
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6:46PM on 06/12/2014
I already really liked the international trailer. The ring in the cash drawer? Hell yes. I am excited for this one.
I already really liked the international trailer. The ring in the cash drawer? Hell yes. I am excited for this one.
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6:38PM on 06/12/2014
Looks fantastic. Like the track playing in the background too, anyone know what the name of the track is?
Looks fantastic. Like the track playing in the background too, anyone know what the name of the track is?
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8:55AM on 06/13/2014
It's a new track by Eminem. He's contributing to the soundtrack!
It's a new track by Eminem. He's contributing to the soundtrack!
5:58PM on 06/12/2014

Day 1 for me!

I just hope he puts his "message" on Craigslist, the paper, or sonewhere at the end of the movie as an homage to the t.v. Show. Glad that they haven't put him saying "I'm the equalizer" or something stupid like that in the trailers.
I just hope he puts his "message" on Craigslist, the paper, or sonewhere at the end of the movie as an homage to the t.v. Show. Glad that they haven't put him saying "I'm the equalizer" or something stupid like that in the trailers.
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8:01AM on 06/13/2014
you know it's something the hooker will say after he saves her...
you know it's something the hooker will say after he saves her...
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