Thursday, February 17, 2011

Machete (2010)

Director: Robert Rodriguez. Cast: Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson, Lindsay Lohan. 105 min. Rated R. Actin/Comedy.

Inspired by one of the "fake" trailers from Tarantino's Grindhouse, this Rodriguez feature follows the same Tarantino-style funny gruesome violence, and post-modern homages to old trashy movies. The story makes a nice tie-in to the scenes seen in the trailer, but I was expecting more comedy than story. Unfortunately, Rodriguez takes the movie too serious, and makes it more an upgrade of his own Mexico trilogy (especially Once Upon a Time in Mexico) and a satire about illegal immigration, rather than a fun idiotic flick about nothing (which I was hoping for). Doesn't deliver what the Grindhouse trailer had promised.

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