It would feel like an absolute betrayal if Sicario 2 was anything but depressing and grimly violent, and at least in that respect it certainly lives up to the tone of the original.
There's one especially upsetting sequence early in the film that's sure to haunt audiences long after the credits roll, and plenty more unpleasantness to follow over the remaining 100-or-so minutes.
While it arguably never quite reaches the soul-rattling heights of Alejandro murdering two children from the end of the first movie, it nevertheless feels wince-inducingly consistent with what came before from beginning to end. You won't come out of the cinema grinning, that's for sure.
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