I've never seen a sequel that opened with the actors getting really defensive about how long it took them to make it...
Changing the title from 'Soldado' to 'Day of the Soldado' is as good an example as any of how and why this movie fails to live up to the original. But while we're at it, we may as well state the obvious:
Giving Brolin and Del Toro's characters anything remotely resembling a conscience basically defeats the purpose of bringing them back in the first place. If you're going to try and indict the forces conflating the war on drugs with…
I shouldn't do it.
I absolutely should not be trying to analyze this movie, because it's basically semicore porn.
(For those who don't know this term I just made up, 'semicore' means all the onscreen sex is softcore, but there are a shitload of erect penises just hanging... well, not hanging, exactly... about. You're welcome, friends)
But seeing as how Tinto Brass (the director) is clearly using this movie as a polemic to espouse his unifying theory of mankind, I…