Roger Deakins and Josh Brolin Discuss Why Villeneuve’s ‘Sicario’ Is Superior to ‘Soldado’

Roger Deakins and Josh Brolin Discuss Why Villeneuve’s ‘Sicario’ Is Superior to ‘Soldado’
Denis Villeneuve’s 2015 thriller “Sicario” marked the fourth collaboration between Josh Brolin and Roger Deakins after back-to-back 2007 releases “In the Valley of Elah” and “No Country for Old Men,” and 2010’s “True Grit,” but only Brolin returned for the 2018 sequel “Sicario: Day of the Soldado.” Deakins and Villeneuve skipped the follow-up project and were replaced by Dariusz Wolski and Stefano Sollima, respectively. “Soldado” received less favorable reviews than “Sicario” and ended its run nearly $10 million below the box office gross of the original ($84.9 million vs. $75.9 million). Critics and fans agree “Sicario” is the superior film, and it turns out so do Brolin and Deakins.

On this week’s episode of the “Team Deakins” podcast, Brolin and Deakins compare the two “Sicario” films and agree that Villeneuve’s more character-driven approach makes for a more impactful thriller than Sollima’s more action-driven style. Not to say there’s anything wrong with Sollima’s entry.
See full article at Indiewire »

Similar News


Recently Viewed