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Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

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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.

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Stefano Sollima

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Frequent on-screen partners Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro reveal how they approach their characters from a new angle in Sicario: Day of the Soldado.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benicio Del Toro ... Alejandro
Josh Brolin ... Matt Graver
Isabela Moner ... Isabel Reyes
Jeffrey Donovan ... Steve Forsing
Catherine Keener ... Cynthia Foards
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo ... Gallo
Matthew Modine ... James Riley
Shea Whigham ... Andy Wheeldon
Elijah Rodriguez ... Miguel Hernandez
Howard Ferguson Jr. ... Troy
David Castañeda ... Hector
Jacqueline Torres ... Blandina
Raoul Max Trujillo ... Rafael
Bruno Bichir ... Angel
Jake Picking ... Shawn
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Storyline

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 ahmetkozan

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

29 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sicario 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico City, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,007,566, 1 July 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,072,235, 20 September 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,822,468, 16 August 2018
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Denis Villeneuve could not return to direct this sequel due to scheduling conflicts with Arrival (2016) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Andy Wheeldon: What do you need?
Matt Graver: Everything. Drones with attack capability... You have Blackhawks, right?
Andy Wheeldon: Mm-hmm.
Matt Graver: 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...
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Matt Graver: It's an extraction... for starters.
Andy Wheeldon: How much can I know?
Matt Graver: Brother, you don't want to know.
Andy Wheeldon: Well, I don't need ...
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Written by Victor Daniel Federico Guerrero and Dante Edu Espinoza Sanchez
Performed by Under Side 821
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OK in parts but mostly unnecessary sequel
29 June 2018 | by jack-54130See all my reviews

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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