Sicario 2: Soldado
Cast: Benicio Del Toro, John Brolin, Catherine Keener
One of the most unlikely films from recent years to garner a sequel is
Sicario, an edge-of-your-seat thriller from 2015 about an idealistic FBI agent roped into the escalating war on drugs.
It was an incredibly stylish film from Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, but not exactly the sort that gets follow-up features.
Villeneuve has chosen not to return, and the new film sadly also loses the original’s star, Emily Blunt.
It was, however, written once again by Taylor Sheridan (who had success last year as a writer/director on Wind River and earned an Oscar nomination for writing Hell
or High Water), who recalibrates the focus onto Benicio Del Toro’s double-sided assassin in a new case involving terrorists on the US– Mexico border.
With its sleek look and bass-heavy soundtrack, Sicario 2: Soldado sends this franchise into new directions.