Sicario: Day Of The Soldado (2018) ***1/2

Sicario: Day Of The Soldado (2018) is a solid and worthy follow-up to its predecessor, also written by Taylor Sheridan. This time around Stefano Sollima (son of Sergio, who directed a few very solid films in the 60s and 70s) is in the director's chair, largely keeping the look and feel of Denis Villeneuve's excellent 2015 film intact. An action drama that doesn't shy from the brutality of humankind and the futility of never-ending war, Soldado doesn't quite have the same depth as the first film, but it's a sequel with its own merit that could even turn into a great trilogy with another worthwhile director at the helm.