Sicario: Day of the Soldado
Sicario: Day of the Soldado is the follow up from the 2015 original film, but this time without Emily Blunt. Not to fear though as we get the fiery eyed Isabela Moner who knows how to hold her own in both the school yard and the Mexican boondocks. Whilst the first film focused squarely on the messy nature of taking on the drug cartels, Day of the Soldado (soldier) uses the cartels as a means to an end in the new war on terror, and it’s own complicated nature.
Both Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin are back in their roles, living and working in the shadows, as they try and start a war to weaken the cartels who the US Government believes are now making money smuggling terrorists into the USA.
Like it’s predecessor, Day of the Soldado is gritty and action packed, but also confusing at times, which actually suits the subject matter and isn’t a distraction.
Day of the Soldado doesn’t feel as fresh as the original and lacks the originals surprises, but still holds its own as an adrenaline fueled action film with a focus on realism.
Rating: R16 Violence & offensive language.