Machete Kills Blu
I admit it, I didn see Machete Kills in the theaters. I was a little busy that weekend and after some unfavorable reviews, I figured I would wait for the Blu ray release. Well, here it is. Oddly enough, I jumped at the chance to sit back on a cold winter night and watch a hot action movie that had plenty of babes in it. Machete Kills is the sequel to Machete that features Danny Trejo as the title character who basically takes on the world and incredible odds. The first film itself was derived from Robert Rodriguez faux trailer that played in front of the 2007 feature, Grindhouse. The trailer was crazy fun and, with much buzz, a real film saw the light of day. Machete (2010) was okay, but more like an after dinner mint for the summer blockbusters that had come and gone. Here we are at the sequel and much like the spin offs from Brendan Frasier Mummy movies, Machete has overstayed his welcome.
I mi adidas get what Machete Kills is all about. The action, the characters, and even the plot are over top. It is supposed to be consumed like an all you can eat sundae bar. You know you like it, but eventually you regret going back for seconds. Sadly, this parody of action flicks and movies is now so far removed from the source material. If a modern comparison is to be made, Machete Kills feel more like Austin Powers 3 (Goldmember) or Major League II. Each joke, each stunt is slightly bigger than the last time we encountered it. In short, director Ro mi adidas bert Rodriguez loses sight of what made the concept of Machete so much fun. His creation is a parody of itself.
Despite the lame story and and over the top opening trailer, Machete Kills does deliver a few surprises. No, it isn seeing Alexa Vega ass or Lady Gaga acting. In fact, several members of the cast surprised me in this B picture with A list actors. Mel Gibson chewed up the scenery and the dialogue so well that for almost a second you wondered why you dislike him so much. Charlie Sheen also delivers an incre mi adidas dible performance as the asshole president of the United States that gets Machete to save the world. What was so surprising is that Sheen walked the line between parodying his famous father president and not taking this film too seriously. Finally, Demian Bichir was the one actor I had never seen before. Despite the material given, as a man who is both the curse and savior of Mexico, Bichir came to play. Hopefully, we will see more of him as an actor. If anything, I want to watch him in Che (2008) where he plays Fidel Castro.
Yes, there is the big tease for a third film, Machete Kills Again. In Space. We all know where this is going and, quite frankly, it won be any fun. Robert Rodriguez is a director that we pay attention to because we like what he brings to the theater as a storyteller, a director, and as a producer. This was his c mi adidas asserole of three times re fried beans. Those of you that ignored it were better off. Those that ate it. well, we have our regrets.