Sicario 2: Soldado

Greg Langelius *

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I liked Sicario a lot, and am looking forward to Soldato, but the first one also made me very uncomfortable just about the whole time I was watching it. It suddenly occurs to me that I end up enjoying everything that has Del Toro in it.

Greg
 
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I'm eagerly awaiting this one as well. I'm on the fence about Emily Blunt's character not returning. On one hand she was kinda weak and I get that's what they wanted to convey with writing it that way, but on the other, I would have liked to see the character "see the light" and get on board.
 

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Remains to be seen whether this new director's vision pulls it together, not that a good story isn't required to begin with, but I'm excited for this one as well and had no idea it was in the works until I saw this... Thanks!
 

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We live about 50 miles Norte of the border, and there's a lot of stuff/people passing through the Sulfur Springs Valley every day. It's very hard to hold a single viewpoint hereabouts, since we are immersed in the border community. It makes me have to think on a whole different level when considering home defense and personal defense. Some of those folks (of all sorts) are related to friends and neighbors.], may even BE friends and neighbors.

There is nothing abstract about Sicario for us here.

My "local range" is literally within a rifle shot of the Border. We carry "Constitutional" the whole time at the range. County Sheriffs, CBP, and ICE are practicing literally on the other side of the berm on our left.

Greg
 

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Yah.....Juarez isn't a dangerous city:whistle:

That is one place I think I was going to need to edit one of my signature lines from, "The Army taught me just enough Hai-kong-fu shit to get my ass kicked downtown" to "...getting killed downtown."
 

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We used to say the Marines taught us just about enough hand-to-hand stuff to get ourselves into trouble, but not quite enough to get us back out.

The Instructor wanted the biggest, baddest 'Cruit we had, and had to settle for the biggest; me. I was 19, 6' 5 1/2", and all of 160lb wringing wet. I was supposed to throw a right at him, but I figured the only way I was going to get anything out of this was to cross him up and threw a left.

About two minutes later, as I was waking back up; I heard somebody yell, "Call off the ambulance, he's coming back around...". I remember my head hitting the mat, hearing him count "1..., 2...,3..."; and then nothing.

The experience of a lifetime, and first proof positive of my own mortality.

Greg
 
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I liked Sicario a lot, and am looking forward to Soldato, but the first one also made me very uncomfortable just about the whole time I was watching it. It suddenly occurs to me that I end up enjoying everything that has Del Toro in it.

Greg
It's to note the man behind the first has yet to make a bad film either. Denis Villeneuve has yet to make a film that wasn't good-great. I don't think Soldato will be as good without him, Roger Deakins for cinematography, and Jóhann Jóhannsson with his score for the film. That Juarez scene when they're heading in was chilling with the "The Beast" playing in the background.

While the entire cast was great and Del Toro was obviously the best i really enjoyed Josh Brolin in it. Still one of my favorite films to date. Saw it and the ordered it on blu ray the next day.

 
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I think it’s going to be hard to match or continue on from Sicario, but let’s hope they can maintain the same mood and tone in the movie and give us that raw cartel feel. Hoping it’s as good as the first one, fingers crossed it doesn’t carry on the sequel=shit trend.
 

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Mexico is a raw place. Back in '89, our Daughter graduated from High School and as a graduation gift, the whole family spent a week in a posh resort in Mazatlan. But while we were there, there were state police armed with subs within eyesight of each other everywhere with in the Tourista areas.

Despite all that, we simply paid attention to what we had come to do, and had a really good time.

(It's part of our lifestyle, this past October, we all went to Waikiki so as to better celebrate our Granddaughter's 21st Birthday). We travel, that's our chosen collective 'vice'. Not too frequently, but in the grander style. The old house had sold the month earlier, and we had decided to get some of that dough out where it could 'play nice' before we took the long nap.

Now before I start sounding like a rich witch, we are not so very well off. But we save it up and put it where it makes for the best memories.

Greg
 
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Saw an interesting interview with Josh Brolin. He talks about his character and why he seems to detached and aloof. It's because he is running the show- its his characters world and he doesn't have a care because he rules it. That really helped me understand his character better.

You can see that mindset in the trailer for Soldado. He is walking through some compound in shorts and sandals.

In the first movie, he gets on the jet and takes a nap.

I also realized from the first movie that the US is probably the only country that water-boards people with bottled water.
 
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