Sicario was an action movie first released in 2015 and received praise from both audience and critics alike. Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Sicario’ grabbed eyeballs with its brutal, raw depiction of unnecessary state-sponsored violence. It earned a handsome $86 million at the box office. It also bagged three Oscars in cinematography, sound editing and original score. It has no loose ends or cliffhangers which demands a sequel. But the screenwriter always had the vision to make Sicario into an anthology movie series. Sicario: Day of the Soldado has an independent storyline from the previous movie, but four recurring cast members reprise their roles in the sequel. The film premiered weeks before Mission Impossible: fallout and thus had to compete with an established action movie franchise starring none other than Tom Cruise. But still, it was able to grab the audience’s attention. It had a Cryptic ending so we will try to solve the mystery behind the end of Sicario: Day of the Soldado.
Cast: Sicario: Day of Soldado
The action-thriller film stars Josh Brolin as Matt Graver, Benicio del Toro as Alejandro Gillick, in the same roles as the first Sicario film. This time the mission is over the border, so we don’t get to see Emily Blunt’s character. Instead, we get Isabela Merced as Isabela Reyes.
Plot: Sicario: Day of Soldado
The plot of Sicario: Day of the Soldado revolves around FBI agent Matt Graver going to Mexico. He convinces the government that the drug cartels are smuggling terrorist across the US border. He calls on the mysterious operative Alejandro Gillick, and together they make a plan to start a drug war between the cartels. Their duo starts attacking two of the biggest drug cartels in Mexico, so they think the rival cartel is attacking them. They also kidnap the daughter the kingpin to complete their plans and then try to return her to gain the favour of the kingpin. But the cartels find out about their goals and attack them. Matt runs with his life thinking Alejandro is dead but turns out he is alive in the post-credit scene. This scene sets up for a sequel as Gillick takes a drug trafficker hostage to get to the drug lords who shot him.
Ending Explained: Sicario: Day of the Soldado
The ending of the film reveals a lot about the characters in the movie. Matt, although shown in the picture as a guy who doesn’t have any emotions, saves the daughter of the drug lord. This act of kindness probably cost him his job at the FBI office. We also see Gillick survive after being shot in the face, and in the end credit scene, we see him taking a drug trafficker Hostage. This scene indicates that he is going to take revenge on the drug Lords who shot him and continue to kill cartel leaders staying in Mexico. This ending is not satisfying as we expected all the loose ends to get tied up. Instead, the movie tries to set up the next film which may or may not see the light of day.
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