UK Release Date: 26th September 2014
Runtime: 132 minutes
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Writer: Richard Wenk
Starring: Denzel Washington, Chloe Grace Moretz, Marton Csokas
Synopsis: A man with a particular set of deadly skills makes it his mission to help people who have been subjected to crimes and injustices.
Denzel Washington is excellent as a cinematic hard man. Such is his status in the industry that there were few eyebrows raised when he was cast in the film reboot for 80s TV series The Equalizer. Unfortunately for Denzel, those who have seen the film now have those eyebrows firmly in the air.
Guardians of the Galaxy was the biggest film of the summer
Photo: Marvel Studios
This has been a weird summer at the box office. In the USA, box office takings for Summer 2014 were 15% down on 2013, creating the worst-performing year since 2006, despite an impressive display from Guardians of the Galaxy. If the figures are adjusted for inflation, the picture is even gloomier – the worst year since 1997.
The picture in the UK wasn’t much stronger, with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes alternating top spot with The Inbetweeners 2 throughout the last few months.
Charles Gant, film critic for Heat, is one of the UK’s most knowledgeable box office experts. He spoke to The Popcorn Muncher about whether this year really has been all doom and gloom.