Sicario 2: Soldado Ending Explained
Sicario 2: Soldado follows CIA Agent, Matt Graver (played by Josh Brolin), and hitman Alejandro Gillick as they once again try to take down Cartels within Mexico.
As with the first film, Agent Graver isn’t exactly playing by the rule book and when the duo kidnap the daughter of a drug lord, in a false flag operation designed to incite war between rival cartels, the mission goes awry.
Throughout this video, I will be discussing the movies ending and key plot points, so there will be heavy spoilers. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
With that out the way I’m Deffinition and this is my Ending Explained video for Sicario 2.
The Threat Of Terrorism
Using the excuse that terrorists within the US are gaining entry through the Mexican Border, the CIA are given an excuse to enter the country and carry out assignments against the Cartels. During one campaign the CIA decide that carrying out attacks on the two main Cartels will make both believe that it is their opposition attacking them and will retaliate, killing each other in the process.
One of their keynote attacks is when the CIA kidnap one of the Cartel Kingpin’s daughter. They hypothesise that they will be able to return the leader’s daughter and make it look like they rescued her which will gain them good favour with the drug lords.
Crossing The Border
This trick backfires when the Cartels and the Kingpin’s daughter realise that they are being fooled and this put Gillick behind enemy lines. The CIA disavow all knowledge of this mission and Gillick is left trying to protect the daughter whilst the Cartels try to hunt him down. Attempting to cross the border, Gillick is shot and left for dead whilst Agent Graver rescues the daughter in a similar scene to the border crossing from Sicario.
Believing that Gillick is dead, Graver abandons him and returns to the US with the daughter.
In the film’s epilogue we see that Gillick has tracked down an inner drug mule and using him he begins his journey to kill more of the Drug Cartel’s within Mexico. Ending the film, we tease another sequel, whether it will connect to this one is up for debate but I am definitely interested to see where this plot line goes.
So, what did you think of Sicario 2? Do you think it lived up to the first film and what did you take from the movie?
Make sure you check out my Sicario Story Recap and Ending Explained video linked at the end of this one. It discusses the first film and provides a lot of subtext to this one so it is definitely worth your time. If you enjoyed this video, please like it and subscribe to my channel as I release Ending Explained discussions weekly and there will definitely be a film you’re a fan of.
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