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Good Lord is this a mess. Script is mostly nonsense and full of holes. You don't even need Emily Blunt's character and her role in this is pandering besides. I get how this got made but the fact that it's being so highly regarded is baffling to me.
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>>64646040
Sup reddit
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>>64646040

Literally written by a 14 year old that thinks he knows how to critique film but doesn't realize how fucking uneducated he sounds.
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>>64646085
>>64646100
No and no. It's crap and it's pandering. I don't believe Blunt is there but to be an independent strong woman with a minority sidekick. We spend time on her eyebrows and dating problems and watch her make dumb emotional mistakes over and over. Meanwhile I'm supposed to believe she's team leader and can handle all that tactical gear and weapon recoil with her body size and that the CIA would actively choose her in that manner in the first place. The whole premise is ludicrous if you break it down for even one minute.
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>>64646040
I'm still not sure how Del Toro knew there would be a cop at the end of the tunnel who would somehow lead him to the Diaz guy, who happened to be travelling on the highway at night conveniently.
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>>64646040
>You don't even need Emily Blunt's character

THATS THE POINT

She was a patsy you MRA autist.
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>>64646362
the whole point of the movie is that her character is irrelevant and NOT an action hero

watch it again without actively shitposting at the same time and you might notice that

fucking autistic retard
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>>64646381
He didn't. But he jumped on the opportunity.
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>>64646362
>>64646040

You're bat shit retarded.
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>>64646381
>>64646478
he knew because the entire reason the tunnel raid is happening in the first place is the drug deal that's happening there
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Why do people watch movies and not understand them?
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>>64646600
>implying anyone who doesn't work for a government agency actually understood much of the plot.
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>>64646362
> m4
> recoil
This is the worst bait.
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hi, reddit
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yo reddit
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>>64646040
CON PAZ CON PAZ
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how's it hangin reddit
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Sicario was amazing. I don't even know why it enrages people so much. Great shots of the Desert. Surreal depiction of Juarez. You feel like Emily blunt traveling down the rabbit hole. And the fact that OP feels disgusted, just shows how good it did its job.
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>>64646427
>>64646454
I weep for our future. You don't even understand storytelling.

Why not chopper out the brother from Mexico? You know, like it would happen in REAL LIFE. Why even have the tunnel as a plot device at all? So the CIA could get Del Toro into Mexico? That makes no sense at all. The CIA needs another agency to operate domestically? Sure okay. I guess that's in the rule book, like it would even matter for them. But none of this even had to take place in the US if you just stop to think about it. This movie is lazy as fuck story wise, it doesn't even check to see if the simplest elements hold water and they don't at all.
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>>64646637
Have you shot an m4? There's plenty of recoil.

My problem was how they shot those in tunnels and didn't go deaf. Pretty sure they weren't wearing ear protection.
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It only looks good in comparison to the rest of the movies that were made the past year(s). The movie industry realized in the late 90's that they can control prices and movie acclaim if they manipulate the market. It'll be forgotten real soon, so don't worry about it.
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>>64646100
>literally

dropped
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>>64646362
The point is she's a strong female character in a world where none of that comes to use.

But I still think it's shit. Her arc is what? The whole movie she complains that "they can't do this...I'm going to tell!" over and over and then just accepts it in the end (mostly out of fear). The only choice she really makes is to not shoot Alejandro, but I wouldn't call that compelling or tense.
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> Emily blunt will never handcuff you to a radiator and jab you with a cattle prod
;_;
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>>64646840
Women can handle the recoil of an m4 just fine. It's barely there. I own an ar-15.

Also earbuds. Since they're making these actors go through these tunnels while firing off blanks, it's pretty much guaranteed they're wearing ear protection
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>>64646840
>There's plenty of recoil.

Compared to a bb gun maybe.

>My problem was how they shot those in tunnels and didn't go deaf.

Yea, that was pretty dumb.
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>>64646824

Then there's no movie, bud.
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One once in my lifetime have I been more sure of a rating: Sicario is a 7/10.

Definitely not bad, could have been great, but far from masterpiece status.
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>>64646824
Because the FBI, the US marshals, the US district attorney all fucking know about this operation and taskforce and the CIA so instead of saying "hey we are going to cross into mexico so we can kill this cartell boss, lol i sure hope no reporter with government sources or cartel heads with informants in the US government find out about this LOL XD" they instead decide to sneak into mexico through a tunnel so they have plausible deniability and nobody knows about alejandro crossing over outside a handfull of people you autistic piece of reddit shite,
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>>64647418
Like all of Villeneuve films.
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I don't want to see this movie being called anything LESS than a masterpiece. You faggots make 1000 Star Wars threads a day, then have nerve to speak like you have a respectable opinion when it comes to film.
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>At last, i have now truly become... The Sicario

Jesus Christ, really?
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>>64648420
nice false dichotomy you got there, pal
while many star cucks surely detract this movie because it went over their heads, some people have legitimate criticisms against it. you know, people that actually watch film and not just Meme Movie of the Month?
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>>64647301
Exactly. It's lazy and has no basis in how the world actually works. Don't make this film then.
>>64647444
See above. Rendition the brother by chopper to find out the info you need. You could even do it at a black site outside the states. They're only using a car crossing to further a pretty thin plot in the first place, it wouldn't happen like that in real life. Send Del Toro in after the cartel head. They're already tracking the Mercedes, they don't even need plausible deniabilty NOR THE OTHER AGENCIES BECAUSE THEY'RE THE FUCKING CIA. This movie only exists because the plot is so contrived to begin with.

Don't read Reddit. Not even mad, just pointing out facts. You're just failing to see what's apparent and that is the film follows its own logic, a logic not present in any sort of reality. If you're going to tell a story based on real world situations, you have to tell the truth about them or else don't bother. It's entertaining but ultimately it's ridiculous more than anything.
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>>64648671
How am I supposed to take this place serious? Atleast reddit has a collective agreement on things, /tv/ is so all over the place its
literally impossible to use these opinions in real life.
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>>64648760
sup, reddit
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>>64648856
Howdy, lil reddit pardner!
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>>64646040

You seem pretty mad
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>>64646040
since when getting repeatedly BTFO is pandering?
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>>64649255
The fact that her character exists in the first place. People are acting like her not being good at the kind of work needed to survive in the world of Sicario is some sort of grand transgression or subversive statement or push back against the culture when it's not. Her character doesn't make any sense, patsy or no, she just does not exist in the real world. How is she supposed to be so good at her job again? She's a kidnap specialist based in Phoenix, Arizona who lives in a shitty apartment and has been 'kicking down doors for years"? What? To me, the pandering is that it's a helpless female lead, designed as such so that you can say BTFO, others can enjoy strong independent women with shit love life trope, and bad critics can call it deep, without ever addressing how problematic her arc really is. This whole movie is mostly just a cheap knockoff of No Country For Old Men, with far less believable characters and a shit ton more tripe.
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I just watched Sicario today. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but there were flaws.

The opening scene alone was frustrating as fuck. Emily Blunt shoots the dude, she's pretty sure he's dead, but she doesn't know. She just lies there on the ground like an idiot for no reason until some other guy comes in. The shotgun is literally still in the guy's hands, and they're not moving it at all. Then they check his pulse and determine he's dead after 2 seconds. Then they do nothing with the shotgun sitting in his fucking hands.

These are trained FBI agents that deal with violent criminals on a daily basis. This is the opening scene, this sets the tone of the whole movie.

It's really just a bunch of unrealistic nonsense. It was well directed, well acted, the plot twists I didn't really see coming, but it was too unrealistic for me to stay captivated in the movie.
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>>64650737
That's a ridiculously pedantic criticism. If you think about it, surely lying there and continuing to point your weapon at the downed shooter is a better response than immediately trying to get up and probably taking your weapon off target. She wasn't lying there for any more than four seconds before help arrived anyway.
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>>64651385
My biggest problem was the fact that they left the shotgun in the guy's arms.

Yeah it's nitpicky, but it's the first scene and it sets the tone of the whole movie. The carelessness really bugged me.
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>>64651440
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Yeah man, everyone knows the bad guy could be a zombie
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>>64651705
It's about as standard as protocol gets in any combat situation. You don't leave a gun in an enemy's hands no matter how dead he is.
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I liked when the Delta operators take down the black FBI agent.
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>>64646040
nothing will make sense to your american ears
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>insert argument about trigger discipline
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