If you think Denis Villeneuve just came on the scene this year with Blade Runner 2049, you obviously weren’t paying attention when he directed SicarioArrival, and Prisoners, but with the release of the TrailerTown for Sicario 2: Soldado, his directorial effort of Taylor Sheridan’s (Hell or High Water) script just got new life, albeit under a new director. Sicario was a beautiful, haunting, and violent look at the war on drugs along the U.S./Mexico border, and by bringing back Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin, Sicario 2: Soldado looks like it wants to continue that tradition.

Take a look at the TrailerTown and then read our top 5 thoughts about it below:

Top 5 Things About the Sicario 2: Soldado Trailer

  1. Just Deserts – One of the best things about Sicario, and honestly about pretty much any film done by Denis Villeneuve, was the visuals. The movie had a tone and look that truly transported viewers to the world of drug cartels and sabotage, and gave you a perfect sense of tension and claustrophobia throughout. When it was announced that a sequel was in development without Villeneuve or cinematographer Roger Deakins, we were apprehensive, but after seeing this TrailerTown, it looks like new director Stefano Sollima (Suburra) has taken great lengths to match the style and tone of Sicario and that makes us really happy. Give us some great set pieces in the wastelands of border towns and some fancy explosions and we’ll see your sequel.
  2. Sheridan Can – One HUGE positive in Sicario 2: Soldado‘s (and in some marketing, simply Soldado) favor is that Taylor Sheridan is coming back to write the script. Anyone who’s seen Sicario or Hell or High Water knows how amazing Sheridan is at writing inventive, complex scripts based heavily on plotting and dialogue. Even with the loss of Villeneuve, Sheridan is going to put forward a good script and it will be up to Sollima to bring it home.
  3. Thanos & The Collector – Not all great movies require great actors to be in them, but a truly top-notch actor can raise the quality of a sub-par movie. Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin are those types of actors, so having them both come back for this sequel is compelling, even if we are replacing Emily Blunt with Catherine Keener (they aren’t playing the same character). Hopefully, two intergalactic forces from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and come down to earth to give us an explosive drug cartel romp.
  4. Cold Steel & Hot Fire – What drug cartel movie would be complete with lots and lots of guns and ‘splosions? Not a very good one, that’s what we say! Rest assured, from the looks of this TrailerTown, there’s going to be a shit ton of bullets flying around and lots of bombs going off. Will that make it a great movie? There are five Transformers movies that prove that’s not true, but we have high hopes for what Sheridan, del Toro, Brolin and Sollima can cook up.
  5. Domestic Terrorists – The Sicario 2: Soldado TrailerTown opens up with the following line of dialogue: “How do you define ‘terrorism’? The current definition is ‘Any individual or group that uses violence to achieve a political goal.” The trailer then goes into almost two miinutes of showing up how the U.S. government will use violence to achieve their poltiical goal of slowing down the war on drugs. We feel this movie os going to make viewers ask a lot of questions about who the real terrorists are in these situations. We doubt anyone will walk away without blood on their hands.

Get ready to head to the border and duck bullets when Sicario 2: Soldado releases next Summer. It may not be the best movie of all time, but we’re going to have fun looking at it!