Sicario: Day of the Soldado ★★★★

Of course the visual representation of Roger Deakins is sorely missed and the calm tense direction of Velliuve, but do not fall under the spell this is an unnecessary sequel. No - this in fact serves like the one two punch that the Raid films were for action, Day of the Soldado is a worthy successor in sheer scope, acting and writing. The action is sometimes shocking, the twisted angles of coincidences, connections and confusion run amok as America tries to start a war between the Mexican drug cartels, the mission goes sideways and it becomes a tenser thriller. Filled with shocking action particularly the supermarket scene jumped the shit out of me. 
This was excellent and well crafted.