Super Bowl Sunday has ushered in the new CBS pilot, The Equalizer starring former rapper and super-producer/actress, Queen Latifah. The latest installment helmed by Latifah was originally led by the British actor, Edward Woodward (which she pays tribute to) and then revisited in theaters by Denzel Washington. This is the first time a woman of African - American descent has taken the reins as the retired C.I.A. officer who offers free services of protection and/or investigation to atone for their past. Latifah is without a doubt believable as an action star. Aggressive fight scenes, a tough persona, skilled gun handling, motorcycle wheelies, and nothing else seals the deal to be considered an action hero like diving away from an exploding building.