Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Duration: 122 Minutes
India Release Date: 06-JUL-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5
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.
“Sicario,” which means “assassin” and “Soldado” = “soldier”, is a sequel to the Denis Villeneuve’s 2015 “Sicario”. Sequel has lost four of the original’s key creative contributors — director Denis Villeneuve, star Emily Blunt, cinematographer Roger Deakins and the late composer Johann Johannson, hence it emerges as a dynamic action drama in its own. Film is loaded with explosions, machine-gun fire and wild car chases, The New “Sicario” Is Violent, Moving, and Implausible, but Less So Than Real Life. Along with it’s technical prowess, Sicario: Day of the Soldado excels as film with a timely and possibly timeless message. Like its first part, the sequel too covers similar themes about how the war on drugs sponsored by government is a futile effort and does not condemn nor condone the actions of the governments or the cartels. It does make sure that audiences realize that so many people have died and will continue to die for this war on drugs now crossed with the war on terror and that there is no end in sight. Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro delivers superb performances while reprising characters they originated three years ago in the original Sicario film. Benicio Del Toro shows us the raw predator that Alejandro can become if he has to, while also peeling back and showing us his more sensitive side, while protecting Isabel. The ending of the film is a little more open-ended which is rare to get in sequels these days. Taylor Sheridan‘s script is just as impressive as it was for the original film. Sollima’s direction of the film’s action sequences is certainly impressive, implementing a number of striking long takes and interesting camera techniques to pack the punch that hits home when chaos ensues. With stellar performances, a well-written script, and surprising and intense action scenes, Sicario: Day of the Soldado is much more than just a worthy sequel.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado is a gritty, intense, and brutally violent crime drama that’s elevated by strong performances and effective tight, sharp dialogues. It’s Worth it of Edge of Your Seat
Ratings: 3.5 on 5
Performance: 4 on 5
Script: 4 on 5
Screenplay: 4 on 5
Music / Background Score: 3.on 5