New Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within trailer
The new trailer for Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within is well worth highlighting as it shows something very clearly about the new film, it is not merely a continuation of the previous film. This trailer clearly shows that the scope and scale of the film has been increased and the focus is now much more on a tale of political intrigue set against the violence.
Instead of just focusing of the story of the specialist police tasked with taking out the gangs in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, the film now looks at the political situation in the country, the real power behind the corruption and the view is suddenly widened.
This trailer changes the slant of Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within for me, and in a very good way. While we knew that Captain Nascimento was being promoted to a less front line role and politics were starting to enter into the story I didn't think there would be this much of a dramatic change, and the trailer puts that right.
Throughout are some impressive quotes mentioning films like Godfather and series like The Wire, reminding us that the first was Brazil's highest grossing film and that this is the highest grossing series, and more importantly that the first film was so successful abroad.
The film follows Captain Nascimento from the excellent Elite Squad, or Tropa de Elite (Filmstalker review) as he is promoted to a government position where he thinks he can finally change things, once there though he discovers the true scope of the corruption and in a way by accepting he has made it easier for the corruption through the police and government to continue. So he tries to fight back with devastating consequences, and he must decide what is worth fighting for.
Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within looks fantastic, and this is the trailer that really sells the film for me.