Whilst clearly a very big budget film, with on the whole, solid acting, the film suffered from the meandering plot. I watched the film and fully expected a crackdown on the drug cartels of Mexico, but what we're served up, was a kidnapping plot put together by the US Government to stir up a horvers next and war amongst rival cartels. The plot is never stable, the storyline knits together in a very contrived way and you are constantly saying "as if". I'm all for suspending reality and immersion in films, but this movie takes you to the very edge of plausibility and throws itself over the cliff edge.
Firstly, what was the relevance of Somalia and the lead character eventual involvement in clandestine mercenary work against the Mexican cartels?
Secondly, if you want to start a war amongst the cartels, I'm sure you could find a simpler way than kidnapping someone's daughter.
Thirdly, if you do decide to kidnap her, why then take her to the US and then try a daring idiotic mission to return her to another cartels territory. If you're ebdfane is to start a war, why not kill her and you've got your war?
Finally,. What was the point of the gang bangers? They were only written in to the plot to knit it together? Absolutely ludicrous at times and too stupid for wards at offers.
The American Government hired mercenaries just have free reign to cross the Mexican border at will, killing anyone who gets in their way and anyone who doesn't. Far to stupid to take seriously at times and it's almost a comedy compared to the first film. Hardly a worthy sequel, and the whole premise of this movie, is to lay the foundations for a third film.
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