Manly Movies

Antoine Fuqua

The Equalizer (2014)

The Equalizer (2014)

The Equalizer    26 Sep 2014

R 132 minReleased

IMDB: 7.2/10 300 votes

I really expected better from this movie. It had a good lead in Denzel Washington, even better director in Antoine Fuqua and a solid premise. Vigilantism is damned sure a good way to start a manly movie. The reports coming from Sony also suggested something special, and not just PR talk either. They’ve already got at least one sequel in mind, a first for Denzel Washington I think. Well they need to make the second ...

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Olympus Has Fallen    22 Mar 2013

R 119 minReleased

IMDB: 6.5/10 233 votes

There was a term that circulated around in the 90’s when real action movies were still in hot demand – ‘Die Hard Clone’. The term was used to describe Die Hard ripoffs where a one man army would take on a crew of specialist killers. The ingredients all remained the same: Articulated swearing, copious machine gun fire, a villain just in it for the money and a closely confined environment. The locale was the only real ...

The Equalizer 2 (2018)

The Equalizer 2 (2018)

The Equalizer 2    20 Jul 2018

R 121 minReleased

IMDB: 6.7/10 418 votes

This film has good ingredients; Antoine Fuqua is a good director, Denzel Washington is a good actor, Pedro Pascal is a good actor and it’s an R-rated yarn about a vigilant killer. However although it’s not a bad film, it’s not a good one either. This get-together is an apparent celebration of the success of the first for the sake of it, with little purpose or direction. The second time out, not much has changed for Robert McCall (Denzel ...