Sicario is the franchise we needed

By Aaron Callaghan

This is not a film review - I wanted to write about something near and dear to my heart, cheesy action films. I realise this type of content is a touch off-centre from what we normally do here at The Unsportsmen, if you want to read or hear more - reach out, leave a comment or hit our DM's. Please if this is lame also reach out. I want The Unsportsmen to keep taking risks and writing about different cool topics. I hope this is well received. 

‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ is everything an action movie sequel should be.

Bigger explosions, more bad guys, more action and a general sense or direction of the film's plot, making less and less sense as the franchise grinds every ounce of juice from the one fertile ground the original film covered.

‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ two fits that bill perfectly. Following on from the franchise's first iteration of spellbinding action centred on a very 2010's problem - the Mexican drug cartels influence on North America's way of life, in a sense ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ touches on huge cultural issues in America, if only fleetingly before diving back into the sophisticated action movie we crave … no, that we' deserve.

The viewing public has been well served by action film franchises; The Fast and Furious films and in recent times the emergence of John Wick.

I for one am truly ready for 8, 9 or 10 Sicario films packed with dark ops action along America's sprawling border with Mexico. The high level of acting from Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Tore combined with highly competent and understated action film making - is what makes Sicario special. If you grew up on a healthy diet of 80’s and 90’s action films then Sicario (and John Wick) will fill a special void in your heart left, Del Tore and Brolin step into the shoes left absent by Arnold swarcheneger, Bruce Willis and Sly Stallone with a special mention to the Bourne series from the early 2000’s.

Yet I am ready for a turn in the path should it take a left turn like The Fast and Furious did.

I am ready for the plot to divulge into non-sensical search and destroy missions throughout Africa and Europe. I am ready for new big name Hollywood actors to enter the frey for seemingly no good reason. Is Ben Affleck available?

I am ready for Emily Blount to mysteriously walk back into my life for the third installment.

I want Sicario in my life for the next 15 years - oh and John Wick.

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