Welcome friends to the latest Reel Film Nerds podcast! This week Matt and Mike talk about Sicario: Day of the Soldado. They start out with some fun and interesting updates related to the podcast before getting into the review. We were reviewed by Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting. You can read his notes and listen to his podcast on us at Podcast Rodeo Show. Do you agree with Dave’s assessment? Let us know what you think especially if there is something you think we need to improve or that we are doing right.
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Mike and Matt both love the original Sicario and agree that it did not need a sequel but we got one anyways. Mike really did not like this movie no matter how much fun Matt has saying Soldado over and over. Matt thought it was passable until the third act of the film. It just gets weird and starts to fall apart. The acting was great, the sets were ok, the cinematography is decent, but the story was just really bad. Mike gives Sicario: Day of the Soldado a 2 out of 5 Reels and suggests no one go see it in the theaters unless you have Movie Pass. Matt enjoyed the film more than Mike until the end and it ruined the entire movie for him. He gives it a 3.5 out of 5 Reels and strongly suggests if you do want to see it to watch the original first.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
Director: Stefano Sollima
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
Release Date: June 29, 2018
Storyline from IMDB
The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.