Thriller sequel Sicario 2: Soldado screened in advance last night for Unlimited audiences, and the reactions are in. Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro are back in this continuation of Denis Villeneuve's acclaimed 2015 thriller, one that escalates the violence between US government officials and the Mexican drug cartels.
We'll start with this from Duncan Samways who praises the movie's atmosphere of realism.
Just watched it, excellent sequel. Great cast, love a film with heavy military hardware. Definitely watching it again. Bring on the third @Sicario.— duncan samways (@duncansam5150) June 27, 2018
Elle Webster says she loved the performances and was engrossed by the movie's relentless atmosphere of impending danger.
Lived up to expectations generated by the brilliance of the first one. It’s complex, tense and emotional with the right mix of action & drama, anchored by strong performances from the three leads! A tough watch but one that I would highly recommend! #Sicario2 #CineworldUnlimited— Elle Webster (@FilmChick93) June 27, 2018
Simon Bowers says the sequel lives up to its lauded predecessor.
A brilliantly gritty movie; didn't lose a beat from the first. #Sicario2 is just as gripping and dark. Loved it.— Simon Bowers (@StokieSimon) June 27, 2018
However, James says the story wasn't as strong, although he's among the many complimenting Brolin and Del Toro's compelling turns.
#CineworldUnlimited #sicario2 A little poorly paced & a disappointing ending that purely relies on having a sequel. No closure. HOWEVER... Del Toro with an incredible performance & Brolin you still can't decide if he's the bad guy in this movie.— James (@CubeF1) June 28, 2018
Phil Roberts says the film is an excellent continuation of this violent, moody saga, and that the next part can't come soon enough.
Wow, another fantastic addition to the #Sicario saga at @cineworld tonight. The #CineworldUnlimited screening of #Sicario2 was gritty, visceral and thoroughly gripping. A worthy sequel to a cult classic. #JoshBrolin and #BenicioDelToro are just incredible! #LoveUnlimited— Phil Roberts
Brooker believes the dark heart of the film belongs to the tormented Alejandro, once more brought to life by a terrific Del Toro.
Adored #Sicario2 #Soldado.— Brooker (@Brooker411) June 27, 2018
Not as good as the first, but every bit as beautiful and every bit as tense.
Alejandro has secured himself a spot with Frank Castle et al as one of my favourite anti-heroes. @cineworld #UnlimitedScreening
That said, Robin Punter thought the story could have done with more clarity.
Saw it, found it quite confusing at times. Not as good as the 1st. There was one scene towards the end which made no sense at all and appears to be a major plot hole.— Robin Punter (@dadsladds) June 27, 2018
We'll end with this rave response from Max Balfour who is already gearing up for the next chapter in the Sicario storyline.
Worthy sequel to one of my favourite films. Tense, sharp, in your face. Excited to see how they continue on from there #Sicario2— Max Balfour #GoSaints (@tranCendenZ) June 27, 2018
Can't wait to see the film again? Good news: it's on general release in Cineworld from this Friday, so click here to book your tickets for Sicario 2: Soldado.
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