There Will Be Consequences.
Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Orson Bean, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, Jonathan Scarfe
|Screenplay||Richard Wenk, based on the TV series by Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim|
|Editing||Conrad Buff IV|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround 7.1|
|Produced by||Columbia Pictures, Escape Artists, Fuqua Films, Lonetree Entertainment, Mace Neufeld Productions, Sony Pictures Entertainment|
|Language||Strong impact crude language occurs fairly frequently throughout the film in the context of swearing, aggressive exchanges and even in derogatory and insulting contexts.|
|Violence||The film contains frequent, strong impact displays of realistic, vicious violence, often resulting in blood-letting and other noticeable injuries, containing some accentuation techniques such as details, close-ups and realistic sound effects.|
|Prejudice||Infrequent low to mild prejudicial language based on gender and race within the context of swearing and the characterisation of the individuals uttering the words.|
|Drug abuse||None (sic)|
|Comments||The action crime thriller explores themes of vigilantism, killings, sabotage, gangsters, friendship, investigation, crime, revenge, rescue, abduction, murder, justice and death, with the negative themes dealing with crime, vigilantism and killings outweighing the positive ones dealing with friendship and justice. Although the film contains some pro-social messages regarding fighting for justice and protecting the innocent, negative messages about violence as a means to achieve goals and solve-problems is sustained throughout. Themes and messages are complex and mature and likely to be confusing for cognitively, emotionally and morally immature children under 16 years, especially teenagers who are highly susceptible to media influences. Themes are also presented with a strong sense of threat and menace, as contained in frequent displays of bloody violence, and an underlying sense of suspense, all intensified by the enhanced audio-visual effects of the cinematic format, and may therefore be disturbing, upsetting, distressing and potentially psychologically harmful to children under 16 years. Negative messages of violence being a means to an end may also mislead and morally harm immature viewers under 16 years, who are still developing an independent moral value system.|
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|USA version release is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Todd McCarthy Zen killer loses some of his cool.
Michael O'Sullivan Equal parts violence and blood-letting.
Ilan Preskovsky There is clearly a good film to be made with this character, this actor and this director but The Equalizer wasn’t it (I don’t think; I genuinely remember next to nothing about it despite having definitely seeing it and reviewing it for this very website a mere four years ago) and once you get past its opening act, the Equalizer 2 really, really isn’t it either.
Tomatometer The Equalizer 2 delivers the visceral charge of a standard vigilante thriller, but this reunion of trusted talents ultimately proves a disappointing case study in diminishing returns.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Jeffrey M. Anderson Sequel offers more stylish, inventive, violent action.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 57%