Denzel or Spike Lee?
that’s the question I posed to my son.
He chastised me for asking such a question.
Denzel’s got a film out – Equaliser 2.
The story of a fictional good guy
Spike Lee’s got a film out
about a real life black guy (Ron Stallworth)
who infiltrated the KKK.
We know which film we’re going to see.
Even though I knew what was going to happen,
I was still on the edge of my seat the whole time,
finishing sweets and bags of popcorn in double quick time.
Even though it has it comedic moments,
I could still feel the adrenaline of anger running through me.
Spike Lee has done an excellent job.
The scene where ‘White Ron’ is in the basement
forced to take a lie detector test to prove he’s not Jewish
(he actually is)
will live long in the memory.
Look out for ‘Black Ron’ being assigned as David Duke’s bodyguard.
As usual with a Spike Lee film, there is always a strong message,
which in this film is obvious from the opening credits.
But in case anybody didn’t get it,
the end with real footage from Charlottesville
will leave nobody in any doubt.
This is a 5 Star film.