Terrorist bomb a Kansas City department store. 15 people are killed in the attack.
Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) is given orders to take on a Mexican Cartel suspected of transporting terrorists across the border. Graver will have to use extreme measures anything goes per DOD (Department of Defense).
Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) is hired as Graver's black ops in the operation. Alejandro kills a lawyer from a major Cartel, while Graver kidnaps a kid from an opposing faction. The plan was to simply start a war, fake a rescue operation with the girl, Isabela Reyes (Isabela Moner).
Alejandro Gillick (Del Toro) and Matt Graver have found out intelligence involving their operation. The Mexican Cartels didn't transport terrorists over the border. Putting Graver and his partner in a dangerous position. The CIA and the United States must erase all evidence of the operation; Graver now must kill the girl, erase all American involvement. Gillick refuses to kill the young girl and turns on his partner.
The film was done well, from the extreme shootouts to the grim reality of terrorism. I disagree with the critics on this one. The Mexican Cartels are just that. They're not very friendly, so they were written like that. This is not a politically correct film. To me, it's perfect in every way. The movie is a look at terrorist activities and what can happen if a bomber has a bomb. It's a film depicting the bad guys period.
What can I say it's a good film that depicts very bad people. The fact that critics are pissed about how Mexicans and Muslims are depicted is absolutely ridiculous. It's a movie putting the good guys and the bad guys together. A story it becomes, and then when the final product is released the public makes the final decision which sometimes could have ill will effects. It was a great film, continuing the world of the Cartels in a dangerous light.
Brolin and Del Toro were great reprising their roles as Graver and Gillick. The connection between these two characters is very impactful. the sheer,m driven nature of the main characters makes this film a hit automatically. The timing also was done well. The film wasn't boring. It flowed pretty well. Depends on what you like in movies. The audience makes the final say. Love or hate it this Brolin and Del Toro performance is nothing less than brilliant.
All in all, you want a great action packed film filled with some unique twists, then check out this movie. If your the type that gets offended then simply don't watch it, period. The whole Mexican, Muslim adverse depiction is completely wrong. It's tired Hollywood liberals got nothing better to do than to complain about a movie.