While it’s no “blockbuster,” Sicario: Day of the Soldado is a movie that could take the summer by storm. Not only is a sequel to a movie that was absolutely stellar, but it features two very hot actors right now and a feel and look that is distinctly different from anything coming out in the next few months. Trailers for the film have been pretty damn intense to that point, and as it approaches over the next week, Sony Pictures has released a trio of new clips that continue that gritty trend.
In Day of the Soldado, a federal agent Matt Graves (Josh Brolin) once again calls on the mysterious hitman Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) as cartels have now trafficking terrorists across the US border. As the drug was has escalated, Alejandro kidnap’s a cartel kingpin’s daughter, but when she’s seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question what they’re fighting for.
When the news first dropped that director Denis Villeneuve wouldn’t be returning for the sequel, I become very hesitant. He’s my favorite working director right now and after what he did with the original film, I started to question what would come next without him involved. While I still do have that in the back of my head, I have surprisingly enjoyed some of the more recent footage we’ve seen from the sequel. It’s dark, it’s dirty, and looks completely violent. How can I not be at least excited for it?
Check out the new clips below and make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments! How do you feel about the original? Does the sequel look like it’ll live up to it? What is something you are or aren’t looking forward to? Also starring Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Catherine Keener, Sicario: Day of the Soldado hits theaters on June 29th.
In Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the series begins a new chapter. In the drug war, there are no rules – and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) calls on the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin’s daughter to inflame the conflict – but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for.