Do not mess with Denzel Washington.
That's the core message of the first full trailer for The Equalizer, the new thriller starring Washington as Robert McCall, a retired black ops agent who reactivates his revenge-fueled ways when he comes upon criminals who have greatly abused a young woman (Chloe Moretz). But when McCall learns the criminals are well-connected within the Russian mafia, he finds himself in deeper waters than he originally anticipated.
Not that McCall is concerned, as he sets his wristwatch and promises to clear out a room of bad guys within 16 seconds. It turns out to take him 19 seconds to get the job done, but hey, close enough.
Watch the trailer below:
The Equalizer hits theaters Sept. 26.