As we count down the days to Sicario: Day of the Soldado, which releases in India on 29 June, the early reactions to the film from international critics are already out, and the reviews are positive. Although the sequel may not have been directed by Denis Villeneuve and doesn’t star Emily Blunt, the film has the star power of Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin, and it is their performances which hold up the Sicario sequel.
Emily Blunt was the center of the first film, and there were doubts about Sicario: Day of the Soldado due to her absence. However, with this film we get to see more of Benicio Del Toro’s Alejandro Gillick and Josh Brolin’s Matt Graver and see a more violent side of what goes on in Mexico. Critics have praised the performances of both the lead actors as they navigate the bleak and brutal aspects of what happens in the wake of a powerful cartel. In this charged political climate, Sicario: Day of the Soldado also raises many questions for the U.S. audiences that need to be asked. It’s also said to be much more vicious and unrestrained than the 2015 film.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado is the second in what is supposed to be a trilogy of films about the drug war between FBI and the Mexican drug cartels. The first film was a critical and box office success, earning around $85 million on a budget of $30 million. As Sicario: Day of the Soldado is an action film that’s coming at a time when the biggest release is Incredibles 2, there are high expectations for the box office success of the film.
There are also rumors that Emily Blunt will be returning as Kate Macer in the third film, so if the sequel is a success, the fans of the franchise will also be getting a satisfying finale.