The Equalizer 2 ★★½

I missed the last 15 minutes of this one, as the preview I attended started late (and without the promised snacks, either) and I had somewhere else to be. But upon reviewing the plot on Wikipedia later, I saw that my guesses (A retread of the conclusion of Magnificent Seven? The old man gets his painting back?) were more or less spot-on. That’s one big problem with The Equalizer 2: what plot exists could be extrapolated by a child. Another is that there really is no plot to what’s more of a hodge-podge of storylines in search of a movie. Improved pacing and some thrilling action can’t make up for that lack of focus.