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A good movie

To be honest, even though I really enjoyed 'Sicario', I was surprised that they decided to make a sequel. Indeed, it seemed to be a rather self-contained story and it wasn't really what you could call a huge blockbuster. Anyway, I wanted to check if this sequel was any good, even if it wasn't directed by Denis Villeneuve but he did give his seal of approval so I was hoping it would be at least a decent watch. Well, at least, Stefano Sollima did manage to keep the same visual style and mood and both Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro once again gave some really solid performamces. Furthermore, it was also interesting that the focus was this time not on the war on Drugs but on human trafficking which apparently has become the biggest source of income for the Mexican cartels. However, the whole thing was still missing to become truly remarkable. First of all, coming back to 'Sicario', even though I did like this movie, I didn't think it was really so amazing and it was even slightly overrated in my opinion so while watching this sequel, I couldn't help thinking that the whole thing was rather unnecessary. Furthermore, I wasn't so sure about the story. For example, there was this major plot-hole about  why they kept going back and forth between the USA and Mexico. It was even pointed out by one of the characters and the best explanation they could come up with was that ' they didn't have there the necessary infrastructure' by it wasn't really convincing. Indeed, why didn't they kidnap the girl and brought her right away to her final destination? Furthermore, when they brought her back back to Mexico, why did they go by car which was pretty much the most dangerous option? Why didn't use again an helicopter? Anyway, in spite of its flaws, it was still a decent watch and I still think it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 

Added by johanlefourbe
3 weeks ago on 25 November 2018 13:08