Finally got to watch this last night and really enjoyed it. The bass was fantastic. Despite this I gave it 4 stars. I felt that in some cases they over did it. Ya, I shouldn't complain about that, but does every body slam have to shake the room? I dunno, that distracts me. It reminded me of TDKR in that sense. Every single punch comes with a whoomf rather than a crunch. I found equalizer to have a more realistic sense in that regard. I keep asking myself if this was better than equaliser. I really think John Wick was a better bass feast, but the sound design altogether was better in equalizer. I gave both 4 stars.
As for the movie itself, I thought equalizer had a much better villain. He was downright slick, scary, and menacing. I also liked how Denzel took out his enemies in a very thoughtful and simple way without any waste. In some cases you didn't even see him work, like when he took the axe from home depot and then you just see him wipe it down and return it to the shelf. You just know he destroyed someone. John Wick was equally entertaining, but he made sure to put two bullets in the head of every enemy in his path. I did appreciate his desire for revenge and his I don't care attitude. But he was more brawn than brains. I did appreciate they showed some weakness with him getting beat up and wounded now and again, rather than be untouchable.
I gotta say, when John Wick used that massive gun to take out the SUV after he was nearly sufficated... that was an awesome scene. The bass made my whole room wobble and it fit very nicely with the power the sound team tried to convey with that gun, the car crash, his body movement from the kickback etc. Very nice scene.