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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
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When Matt travels to recruit Alejandro, the establishing shot reads 'Bogota, Colombia'; however, the scene clearly takes place in 5 de Mayo street in downtown Mexico City. Besides characteristic buildings, there is a Vittorio Forti (A Mexican gentleman's clothes retailer) billboard, and another one, showing Palacio de Bellas Artes, a prominent cultural center located a few blocks away. See more »
It's a nice day for a drive, huh?
Ah, beautiful day. Blue skies, large caliber weapons. I love getting out of the office.
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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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