Si­cario 2: Soldado

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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.

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