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Sicario is a tough act to follow, so much so, that I was a little skeptical whether or not Sicario: Day of the Soldado could even come close. However, Sicario: Day of the Soldado was a great movie in its own way, it doesn’t compare to the first Sicario because the first movie seems like it is something that could actually happen, but boy oh boy does Benecio Del Toro put on a great performance. This movie is jam packed with action and scenes that make you appreciate living in the United States. If you like movies that are full of suspense, drama, and action, I’d definitely recommend purchasing a ticket to see this film.
Villeneuve, Deakins, Jóhannsson, Sheridan, Blunt, del Toro, Brolin.
SICARIO is such a visceral experience of pervasive brutality, an exploitation of moral ambiguity, & a true masterclass of exquisitely raw vengeance. Just incredible filmmaking. pic.twitter.com/3eRK3TffI7
— Jesabel (@JesabelRaay) July 2, 2018
Sicario: Day of the Soldado, is one of the best films that I have seen this summer, it’s filled with suspense from beginning to end. In fact, the opening scene consists of suicide bombers dismantling a grocery store full of men, women, and children. Talk about gruesome. Benecio Del Toro and Josh Brolin rule screen with their gritty military style attitudes. The basis of the story revolves around the U.S government initiating a war between two infamous Mexican infamous cartels.
“…they conspire to kidnap the ‘prince’ of a cartel ‘king,’ in order to start a war among the cartels.”
To do so, the U.S enlists the help of specialists Matt Garver (Josh Brolin) and Alejandro (Benecio Del Toro). The dynamic duo is tasked with kidnapping a drug kingpins’ daughter Isabela Reyes (Isabela Moner) and making it seem as if it were his enemies, which they pull off effortlessly. Once word about the kidnapping has spread, the cartels turn up the heat and the suspense become unreal. The last scene is the probably the most powerful because the relationship between Moner and Del Toro becomes apparent. Del Toro demands the audiences attention and the audience is willing to give it to him.
“Despite the whirlwind of political intrigue, this story belongs to Alejandro. As great as Brolin and Emily Blunt were in the first movie, it was Del Toro’s character who demanded the audience’s attention, and that remains the case. There’s no attempt made to deconstruct or demystify Alejandro—outside of what we already know about his past—but he is, instead, presented as an amoral boogeyman, doomed to a continuing cycle of violence that he, perhaps, slightly enjoys. ” – Hunter Lanier
If you enjoy political stance, violence, and drama you’ll enjoy this film but be warned, this movie is not suited for children.