MACHETE KILLS (review)
|Review by Clay N Ferno|
Produced by Robert Rodriguez, Rick Schwartz,
Sergei Bespalov, Alexander Rodnyansky,
Aaron Kaufman, Iliana Nikolic
Screenplay by Kyle Ward
Story by Robert Rodriguez, Marcel Rodriguez
Directed by Robert Rodriguez
Starring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofía Vergara,
Amber Heard, Antonio Banderas, Cuba Gooding, Jr.,
Walton Goggins, William Sadler, Demián Bichir, Mel Gibson,
Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Charlie Sheen
Open Road Films / Rated R
Machete Cortez (Danny Trejo) is back, baby and with a blade to kill for in the most ridiculous movie you can strap on this fall.
An all-star cast includes Charlie Sheen somehow referencing his Dad’s stint on The West Wing as the President. The ‘Winning’ actor is all Tiger Blood and more in the role with self referential zeal, billed as “Carlos Estevez.”
Trejo steals the romp with a steely glance, and iron constitution. An action comedy like no other, the second film in the Machete franchise might not be worth a special trip to the theatre, but as a matinee or a RedBox rental, you really can’t go wrong. This has just about everything: girls, guts, helicopters, speed boats, explosions, strap-on weapons and a hero that only needs one weapon — his name!
Robert Rodriguez starts off the film with a Barbarella/Moonraker mock commercial preview for what has been announced as the next film in the franchise, Machete Kills Again … In Space. We’re a few years away from that, but after nailing movie two with this earthbound Mexican/American conflict we might be ready for his take on 70s space camp.
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