With more and more movies like Taken and The Transporter series coming out, the one man killing machine trope can get kind of old. However, in 2014’s The Equalizer Denzel plays a former military-like man with a shady past who is forced back into his old ways when he meets a young girl. While other films show a man doing whatever it takes to get back his daughter/wife from the bad guys, this film focuses more on the morality and preciseness of this man’s actions and how he almost enjoyed what he once did. I found myself loving the scenes when Denzel’s character would slowly explains how he is going to take down the bad guys piece by piece. This was a very smart and thrilling performance by Denzel.