Elite Squad 2 (Tropa de Elite 2) trailer online
Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite) was a strong film, a pretty dark view of the war against the drug gangs in Brazil and how the Brazilian police force have to operate and how they deal with the gangs themselves. We watched a few men's journey through that force, dealing with the everyday pressures of going into the slums and rooting out the gangs, and all the while trying to cope with the reality of home life.
It's a powerful film, and when I reviewed it I thought it had some flaws, but it was a really good film, one that went on to win awards and gain a lot of praise. So I'm excited to see the trailer for the sequel, Elite Squad 2 (Tropa de Elite 2).
Here's what I said about Tropa de Elite (The Elite Squad) (Filmstalker review) when I first saw it.
The film itself is very strong carrying good actors, performances, great pacing and excitement, and it manages to give a strong feeling of reality.
Elite Squad aka Tropa De Elite paints a bleak picture of the police in Rio de Janeiro, but it does seem firmly rooted on the side of the elite police.
Overall it's a powerful film that does come across more as entertainment than serious world commentary, but it does make you wonder how real this is, and if it is, what it must be like living on either side of the story.
The sequel looks like it might gain as much controversy and at the same time support as the original did. It covers similar ground but what it looks like is that the squad has increased in size and capability, but then so have the gangs.
Familiar faces return from the original film and the scope looks bigger, better and darker, but not in the sense of Hollywood films where they blow away the original idea and feel. While I can't understand a word of the trailer, José Padilha looks to have written and directed a strong sequel, we'll have to wait for the Brazilian release to be seen (it was released on the 8th) and hopefully an international release to boot.