Originally posted by jljones: I thought that they really tried hard to make it look authentic, but thought that they could have went the extra few inches to make it at least look like they were wearing plates in the plate carriers. Especially seeing that one of the main characters takes a round there.
The picture in this link captures everything you're talking about. Somebody post this picture from this link as it's late and I just got back from watching it. Count how many errors there are in that picture.
Posts: 8280 | Location: Wine Country | Registered: September 20, 2000
Originally posted by Lord Vaalic: Do you need to see the first one? I want to see this with the wife but she hasn't seen the first movie.
I saw Part 2 the other day without having seen the first one. I watched the first one today and there really wasn't anything in the first one that would preclude anyone from understanding everything about Part 2.
There is a little bit of background that you'd pick up about Alejandro in the first one as well as some of the backstory of how Alejandro and Graver are tied together, but seeing Part 2 without seeing the first one is not a problem.
I liked them both even though I watched them "out of order" per se.....
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Pretty good but nowhere near as tight storytelling as the first. I liked Blunt's character in the first one. FBI are nothing compared with what the CIA gets away with, plus, cartels are on a higher plane of violence...
Also, its nearly impossible to tell... was this a prequel or a sequel? I thought prequel because of how it shows Brolin in ME and then being introduced to the Mexican theater. So if its a prequel, obviously Alejandro's fate is not really in question.
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Posts: 8568 | Location: Marietta, GA | Registered: February 10, 2009
I didn't hate it but I didn't like it. For my $2 to Redbox I'm fine with it. I wonder if I'd have liked it more if I hadn't seen the first one. Different director as well.
I like all the actors except pouty kid, in fairness he may have been just playing as instructed. Wish the movie would have stuck to it's hard choices or not attempted to set them up. I feel like some of the things they set up are unearned as far as the girls suspicions and the team caring for her.
Posts: 1687 | Location: Western Wa | Registered: March 21, 2009
Really liked it. Yes the first one was better but this was still a solid film. I like how it starts and bam right into it. The music was outstanding and I really liked the characters. Had me from the first frame until the end. A little disappointed with the ending but still really enjoyed overall. Way better than most of the shit that comes up. The “stand up” scene was awesome as well as landing a Blackhawk in front of moving vehicles on a dirt road. Will watch it again.