Details from IMDB:
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.
Greetings all, been a busy summer so far for me, sadly just with work and other commitments. Back to the movies (and I’m listening to another good book), I saw the first Sicario when it came out about 3 years ago (excellent movie!) and as it left on something of a cliffhanger, I had to see what happens next. Plus the fact that Josh Brolin has been killing it this year and I enjoy most everything that Benicio de Toro does made this a must see.
Josh and Benicio turn in excellent performances, I love the darkness both their characters have. In this movie, however, we see that neither of them are beyond redemption and there is a line that neither of them will cross. Great action and a very realistic and timely story but I have to admit there were times I was bored. The last movie had a fairly complex and engaging story, this one is a lot simpler and just doesn’t hook you to the same extent.
As with the first one the movie makes you wonder about what the government (I don’t wonder anymore about the US, not with Trump running the show) is capable of and what they hide from the world. I missed Emily Blunt’s character from the first one, there is supposed to be a third and I hope they find a way to bring her back in.
Please don’t bring kids to this movie. For extensive violence, language and very mature themes this is certainly ages 18+. There is a really good surprise in this movie and it ends in a very interesting and exciting way, so I certainly would see a third. Still though it is a disappointment compared to the first. So just a 7 out of 10 for me. I recommend it to anyone who saw the first one (you really need to have seen part 1) but you can easily wait for it come out on Netflix/Blu-Ray/digital download.