Analysis Of The Movie ' Sicario ' Essay

770 Words Oct 4th, 2015 4 Pages
Sicario, a thriller starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin, opened in theaters nationwide this week to warm reviews, as well as controversy.

Sicario finds Kate Macer (Blunt), a straight-laced F.B.I. agent thrown into a world of high-intensity, life-or-death scenarions, as she ahs been recruited into a cartel-busting task force led by Matt Graver (Brolin), and associate Alejandro (Del Toro), who are at the opposite end of the personality spectrum from Macer; they are unorthodox in appearance and demeanor, and view the lines of legality and morality as blurred.

Sicario is a thriller, and as the name (which translates to "hitman" or "assassin"_ implies, there is graphic violence in the film, but Sicario isn 't a shoot 'em up, blow up everything in sight kind of film. Sicario is an old-school thriller, with suspense, twists and turns, and violence as it relates to the serious subject of drug wars; and it is all done in an effort to create a film that is authentic.

There is a lack of computer-generated imagery (CGI) in Sicario, and the film 's director Denis Villenueve and cinematographer Roger Deakins opted to shoot Sicarion on location instead of in a studio, to create an authenticity.

Cast and crew traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico, Veracruz, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas to capture the look and feel fo the U.S./Mexico border, which is more of a central character in the film, rather than a backdrop.

Juarez, Mexicio i the setting, but the only shots of…

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