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.
A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.
O'Shea Jackson Jr.
A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.
12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.
In this adventure/drama, FBI agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) enlists a mysterious operative to help investigate a Mexican drug cartel that has been smuggling terrorists into the U.S. Things escalate when the daughter of a top kingpin is abducted, forcing Graver and his partner to re-evaluate their mission.Written by
During kidnapping scene, when a car is hit from the back at a high speed, the girl's head does not even slightly lash backwards. At such impact, in reality she'd have a severe backlash or even a broken neck. Also it is surprising that a "protected safe car" lacks headrests on the back and the bodyguards do not demand the child wears a seat belt. See more »
What do you need?
Everything. Drones with attack capability... You have Blackhawks, right?
I want two of those. I need logistics, communications equipment compatible with a SOCOM JCU. First phase, I need a strike team, two snipers,I need a demolition team...
Are you going to Ukraine? I got Russians on the payroll, brother. Don't put me in that position. Where's the coup?
It's an extraction... for starters.
How much can I know?
Brother, you don't want to know.
Well, I don't need ...
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There's a dedication part-way though the end credits: "In loving memory of Jóhann Jóhannsson" See more »
The first film is great, if you haven't seen it do yourself a favor and check it out.
Going in I wasn't sure that I necessarily needed a sequel as the first film tells a pretty complete story but I suspect there was money to be made and so here we are.
The first 2/3rds or so is a fairly good imitation of the original.. it's not as good but it's serviceable. There are a few instances where characters do not act consistently with their portrayals in the first film, but it is still entertaining on some level.
The last 3rd of the film however, is a complete mess. Not only are there plot holes and/or characters doing nonsensical things only because the plots needs them to do it.. most troublesome is the technical problems.
Several scenes are laid out in such a way that it's difficult to discern when or where they take place within the narrative. Are these scenes happening at the same time or is this the next day? Hard to tell. Are these characters miles apart or only a few feet? We are given conflicting information. Helicopters are "5 minutes out" yet it seemingly takes hours for them to arrive? What?
Overall its OK but the ending is really a mess. There's also a few subplots that seem to add little to the overall plot. If you enjoyed the first one you might find something here but don't expect the same experience as the original.
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