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The Equalizer

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  • Registered Users Posts: 55,546 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson




  • Registered Users Posts: 19,144 ✭✭✭✭ glasso


    High probability of this being shyte.

    www.buymeacoffee.com/glassopy



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,258 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    I'll admit that this actually interests me. So I'll check it out for a bit.

    I have some memories of the original series and the great theme song. Even watched a couple episodes on Forces TV.

    Any time I've seen Queen Latifah, she's seemed very likeable. Whether she can play this character well is another thing. She's always been a more upbeat and cheerful character when I've seen her.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,368 ✭✭✭ JimmyVik


    Ah FFS.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,258 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy




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  • Registered Users Posts: 55,546 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Trailer



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,459 ✭✭✭ donegal_man


    Oh dear


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,230 ✭✭✭✭ yabadabado


    Holy **** that looks terrible. I wasn't expecting much but the trailer is worse than I imagined.


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,404 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    Starts tonight.

    Reviews range from average to good.
    https://www.metacritic.com/tv/the-equalizer-2021/season-1


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,144 ✭✭✭✭ glasso


    Mr E wrote: »
    Starts tonight.

    Reviews range from average to good.
    https://www.metacritic.com/tv/the-equalizer-2021/season-1

    Reviews trend be like

    www.buymeacoffee.com/glassopy



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  • Registered Users Posts: 473 ✭✭ stronglikebull


    She's simply not believable as a hard-ass. I had added this to my watchlist, but after seeing that trailer, delete...


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,480 ✭✭✭✭ Galwayguy35


    So they had to change The Equalizer to female just to keep the radfem brigade in Hollywood happy.

    Maybe Wonder Woman will be male in a future series just to even things up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,546 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    I watched it and I won't be watching it again!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭ KungPao


    So they had to change The Equalizer to female just to keep the radfem brigade in Hollywood happy.

    Maybe Wonder Woman will be male in a future series just to even things up.
    A black woman, for double money.

    I’ll stick to Eddie Woodward on Forces TV thanks.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 17,642 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Nody


    I'll give it a few more episodes (I lack a Monday show to watch) but bland and boring were definitely words coming to my mind if I was to describe that initial episode; it's been done before and better in for example Person of Interest.
    So they had to change The Equalizer to female just to keep the radfem brigade in Hollywood happy.
    The gender makes no difference to the series esp. if the script is weak and this script was weak. You could replace her with a man and you'd still end up with a bland episode; the gender makes no difference.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,546 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    It is totally the wrong casting gender has nothing to do with it.

    Person of Interest mentioned there I could 100% have bought Taraji P. Henson or Sarah Shahi as McCall however there is no way I can buy Queen Latifah as CIA agent you can do what Reese did in Person of Interest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,421 ✭✭✭ Hangdogroad


    CastorTroy wrote: »
    I'll admit that this actually interests me. So I'll check it out for a bit.

    I have some memories of the original series and the great theme song. Even watched a couple episodes on Forces TV.

    Any time I've seen Queen Latifah, she's seemed very likeable. Whether she can play this character well is another thing. She's always been a more upbeat and cheerful character when I've seen her.
    Remember the original well, had a great theme tune and opening sequence.



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,144 ✭✭✭✭ glasso


    Coming next fall to CBS "Taken the tv series" starring Rosie O'Donnell.
    If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of handbags, handbags I have acquired over a very long career, fancy handbags that make me a nightmare for people like you.

    www.buymeacoffee.com/glassopy



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,256 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    Not great - must have hired Liam Neeson's action director, 60 camera angles in 60 seconds - totally unbelievable an overweight woman could take on multiple grown men

    But it's not as bad as Walker


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,991 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    Remember the original well, had a great theme tune and opening sequence.

    no one will beat Edward Woodward,

    the menacing stare, the intensity of his voice


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,258 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Will give it a couple more, but yeah she's not exactly believable in the role.

    Maybe it was a product of it's time but you can even tell from the original's opening credits that it was a lot more gritty. The whole idea is the threats are pretty street level and the episodes added to that. This new one felt too clean or something.
    Person of Interest is a great comparison of how to do a show like this


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,274 ✭✭✭ corkie


    A fan of Edward Woodward as 'The Equalizer', teenager in 80's when it aired here.

    edwoodward.jpg


    And from what I remember it was more down and gritty with detective work.
    The modern version, with the modern tech takes away from the grit of the original.

    Denzel Washington movies where okay.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,612 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    glasso wrote: »
    Coming next fall to CBS "Taken the tv series" starring Rosie O'Donnell.

    by the power of jump cuts she will be able to climb a stairs

    A belief in gender identity involves a level of faith as there is nothing tangible to prove its existence which, as something divorced from the physical body, is similar to the idea of a soul. - Colette Colfer



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,256 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    silverharp wrote: »
    by the power of jump cuts she will be able to climb a stairs

    I actually laughed out loud


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,230 ✭✭✭✭ yabadabado


    As expected it's very poor .Its comically bad in places .


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,144 ✭✭✭✭ glasso


    yabadabado wrote: »
    As expected it's very poor .Its comically bad in places .

    had a quick look.

    obviously her fight-scene movement was not as "fluid" as they had hoped

    after the extensive editing of same it's hard to make out what is going on in them such is the amount of cuts

    www.buymeacoffee.com/glassopy



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,256 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    It's shows like this that really make you miss great shows like Person of Interest


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,566 ✭✭✭ Need a Username


    fritzelly wrote: »
    It's shows like this that really make you miss great shows like Person of Interest

    That is pretty much what it was. They are even copying how Carter investigated Reese.

    And like the movies, this not The Equalizer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 635 ✭✭✭ Denny61


    It's absolutely dire ..not believable...utter dross


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,029 ✭✭✭ Hande hoche!


    Might have been better off putting the funds towards a third Denzel film.


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