SICARO: Day of the Soldado (2018)
Director: Stefano Sollima
Starring: Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro
As I’ve stated in a previous review I’m mostly on a 70’s kick lately…but I had to watch this follow up to Sicario from a few years back. I saw the Original in the theatre and then again at home. If you haven’t seen that film do yourself a favor and get to it, its a top film from 2015.
This film I’m reviewing really has nothing to do with the first one other than a couple of the same characters. Both Josh Brolin (of RKL fame) and Benicio Del Toro mark their return in this one. I love the bruteness of both their characters. Throw in any plot with terrorism and I’m fucking sold. This time around the cartels are smuggling terrorist across the border into the United States. It goes beyond that with the US government intentionally kidnapping a cartel leaders daughter, to trick them into starting a war with another cartel. I cherish the violence, and the acting. Additionally the music is dreary & fucking heavy in a very none rock n roll sorta way. It can make you feel uncomfortable and on edge. It works well.
There are some weak links in the film for sure… for one, by the end of the flick you sort of have forgotten that this fantastic story all occurred because of terrorism. More than that the main character is an FBI agent, when he’s actually acting more on the lines of a CIA spook (International shit). Still this is a very solid flick that I’d watch again. (NW)
NW: Nate Wilson DC: Devon Cahill MA: Matt Average