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.
In this adventure/drama, CIA 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
The film was announced less than a month after the release of the first instalment. See more »
At the beginning of the movie, they found three praying rugs near the border. Two of those praying rugs are facing opposite directions.
The prayer rugs are meant to face Mecca and clearly the one in the middle is facing the opposite direction to the one on the right.
Praying rugs usually have patterns on them, some would be random patterns like the left one. But most of them would have a building theme patterns, like the ones in the middle and the right. It could be houses, mosques, pillars, or gates. These ones would be easy to determine their orientation. Muslims steps on one end of the praying rugs and put their face on the other end, so in using their praying rugs, they keep one specific orientation.
In the movie, the middle one is pointing toward the bottom of the screen while the right one was pointing up. See more »
[Cynthia is willing to let Alejandro die]
Do you know how hard it was to find...
I could throw a stick across the river and hit fifty grieving fathers
I'll get another team
[Cuts her off]
No! My team will do it... you don't want him to come back and kill you
See more »
Written by Victor Daniel Federico Guerrero and Dante Edu Espinoza Sanchez
Performed by Under Side 821
Courtesy of Under Side 821 See more »
It's a worthy follow-up
This is one of those action movies that it only job is to give you as real as possible experience with its beautiful cinematography. It doesn't feel as real as ''Children of Men'' and it probably won't get a Oscar but it serves its job. The movie may not be as masterful as Villeneuve's original, but it achieves to keep you on the screen. There are really good heart-pumping scenes that beautifully blended with the score in its convoluted plot. Just like in the first movie, the story gets darker and darker. It reflects real-life situations, that's why it's so dreary and compelling. All the events is a buildup to our main story. It all ties together perfectly in the end. And even though key cast member Emily Blunt no longer here, the movie stands alone as a powerful modern-day Western, thanks to the Josh Brolin, Benicio del Toro, and Taylor Sheridan who also penned the screenplay of the first movie.
I'll definitely watch this again.
325 of 429 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this