ITT we post pictures of movie characters who did horrible, unspeakable things and pretend they did nothing wrong
>pretend he did nothing wrong
He knows exactly what he did was wrong.
Half the point of the film was simply replacing something horrible with something slightly less horrible and pretending to justify it, when in the end it is completely unjustifiable and the CIA knew this, but the FBI chick had that black and white idealism that was meant to show how stupid she was for trying to be in this gray world of murderers murdering murderers; some backed by drug money, others, the United States government.
Alejandro assisted the CIA almost purely out of vengeance, but had spent so much time and effort into finally killing the Juarez Cartel's boss that he was completely un-phased by it.
Watch the film again. He has brief moments of excitement as he drives up to the mansion, but for the most part he is completely melancholic because he knows nothing will ever bring his family back.
>tfw he'd do it again if given the chance
I stole the "murderers murdering murderers" line from some Anon on here, but the film really is great. 8/10 and that was just my first watch.
If Star Wars is about the Hero's Journey in Luke Skywalker, Sicario's Alejandro would be the Anti-Hero's Journey.
Both are made by the trials and tribulations that the journey brings them, but the main difference is that the destination is irrelevant for the Hero, but so consumes the Anti-Hero as to be completely hollow when it is finally achieved.
They were approaching a car with what looked to be 4 gang members that were probably armed. It is completely justifiable that he had his finger on the trigger the whole time.
>It is completely justifiable that he had his finger on the trigger the whole time.
/k/ommando here: No it isn't. It takes a fraction of an instant to get your sight picture, curl your finger and squeeze. Pic related. She was delicious.
>implying the Central Infuckingtellignece Agency gives two flying fucks about civilian casualties when they have the person they wanted and are trying to leaves when their own lives are in danger
It's classic neutralizing the threat before they even know they're a threat training. Proactivity saves Ops, not waiting for shit to happen.
I do agree with you though; in normal circumstances it would be pretty terrible to not have trigger discipline, but on the other hand, as a law enforcement agent, how much of your own life/your comrades' lives do you value?
Hey retard, Im fully weapons trained, 3 deployments and 5 years in both military and private sector. In that situation putting your finger on the trigger is 100 percent appropriate. 3rd weapons safety rule keep your finger straight and off the trigger until youre ready to fire. Im pretty sure he was ready to fire.
>equating hunting animals to the anxiety of having to possibly shoot another human being who can also shoot you, where fractions of seconds determine either you living or dying
>what you do now, you do for your family
there's no other way to get men like that to do a goddamn thing they don't don't want to do. having his ripped away like makes him insanely dangerous. there's no talking to men like that.
See, looking at this (not trained at all) it seems perfectly appropriate for him to have his finger on the trigger. He's preparing because he knows someone's about to make a move, but he doesn't know who just yet.
"When getting ready to ice a car full of cartel thugs, make sure to look away for a moment. This will make them think you've lost focus and when they make a move, you can quickly take them out."
you read that in Michael Westen's voice
>that slight head turn to feign diffusion, so as to provoke what those members wanted to do in the first place
Can any film BE more Operator?
>had spent so much time and effort into finally killing the Juarez Cartel's boss that he was completely un-phased by it.
If you pay attention to Alejandro as he Mozambique Drills the fuck out of the cartel boss (after coldly suggesting he finishes his meal), you don't see joy at him finally enacting his vengeance. In fact, I would argue he becomes the most detached and depressed he has been the entire film (thanks to BASED Del Toro's acting, which actually deserves an Oscar), since the only thing that drove him all those years was murdering the shit out of that cartel boss, and now that he's accomplished that, what else is there?
Wrong, I despise them as much as anyone here.
Close, linguistics and history, actually.
Nice ad hominem by the way.
I actually greatly enjoy /k/ and am trying to get a .22lr-caliber rifle as explained in the /k/-newfag sticky, but it seems reasonable for him to have minimal trigger discipline in this instance.
What I don't like about Sicario is that Blunt's character is way too naive to the point of being clueless, which doesn't really make sense given that she worked in the field in that area for a while.
Also the black guy apparently did tours of duty in the middle east and still acts like a boy scout.
I know she's supposed to be the audience stand-in in the story but she's acting way too idiotic in situations where's it's obvious she needs to hang back and let experienced people do their thing which is already in motion far beyond her influence.
>What I don't like about Sicario is that Blunt's character is way too naive to the point of being clueless, which doesn't really make sense given that she worked in the field in that area for a while.
>Also the black guy apparently did tours of duty in the middle east and still acts like a boy scout.
She was a by the books FBI agent. He was used to by the books military ops. Neither was prepared for the morally shady fuckery that the CIA regularly deals with such as this: wipe out one cartel to prop up another cartel so that the US government has some semblance of control.
The point of the film is to show that someone who believes in justice (the legal sense) is wasting their time when dealing with people who make their own violent forms of justice and justify it later.
She's naive, and her ignorance feeds this naivete and willingness to be a part of this world of wolves, but she will always be a sheep, no matter how hard she kicks and screams.
What shocked her the most is probably how nonchalant she saw the CIA as being when dealing with the cartel. She glimpsed the wolf as her neighbor, worse her superior, and realized she was completely powerless to change any of it, lest she be nonchalantly disposed of just as she was nonchalantly used.
>What shocked her the most is probably how nonchalant she saw the CIA as being when dealing with the cartel. She glimpsed the wolf as her neighbor, worse her superior, and realized she was completely powerless to change any of it, lest she be nonchalantly disposed of just as she was nonchalantly used.
i liked him up until...you know.
he was an absolute standout- Hardy stole the show, sorry leo oscar-meme
He is a monster but hey, at least I did not kill anyone ... well one but it was also a monster...
>tfw you are so used to whether or not enough shitposting will naturally bump a thread you forgot about bump posts entirely
I've been here too long...