Sicario's surprising sequel sees a kidnapping mission go awry amid drug deals and shady goverment operations.
Half of Sicario's winning factors--Emily Blunt, director Villeneuve, and cinematographer Roger Deakins--won't return in Sicario: Day of the Soldado. However, the other half are game. Screenwriter Taylor Sheridan came back with Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro for the next border conflict of US government and Mexican drug cartels. This time, the story takes a more personal direction, but Sheridan doesn't forget larger themes.
Ruthless hitman Alejandro (Del Toro) is tasked with abducting a drug lord's daughter (Transformers 5's Isabelle Moner) but receives an order from Matt Graver (Brolin) to kill her. It seems duty has driven a wedge between these two associates. Now pursued by both sides, Alejandro has a choice whether to act against his conscience.
This set the stage for a new sort of conflict between Graver and Alejandro. The movie also introduces a senior official (Catherine Keener) that scolds Graver for his volatile action as one particular scene shows Graver killing Mexican police. Well, that certainly won't go well. "Soldado" in Spanish means "soldier," so it's safe to assume that there will be a lot of military activities involved.
Of course, the movie's look is less impressive when Deakins is not on board. However, judging from the trailer, director Stefano Sollima and cinematographer Dariusz Wolski (The Crow, Dark City) capture successfully the feel of distrust and paranoia, as well as the tense action beat, of the first movie.
Source: Sony Entertainment
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