I love Taylor Sheridan’s films, but from his three films, Sicario is the one I cared for the least. Interesting set up, but just way too slow. Still, because his work got stronger over time, I was certainly intrigued about revisiting this world.
We pick back up with our ethically shady law enforcement officer (I forgot what flavor) Josh Brolin, who is essentially tasked with a covert mission to create a gang war in Mexico. He enlists his favorite sicario (Spanish for “assassin”), Benicio Del Toro, to help kidnap the daughter of a cartel boss, hoping to frame their rivals and unleash some ultraviolence across the country. Oh and somehow terrorists are involved?
I actually preferred this over its predecessor. I found it more dynamic and engaging, and I particularly loved that Benicio had a stronger character arc. The people I was with disagreed (as did much of Stardust), but I was certainly more into this one that night than Sicario on any of the viewings I’ve tried in the theater or at home.
I think this film is ultimately gonna end up blending into the background of summer, but it was a good watch at the time.
Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado – \m/ \m/ \m/ \n