Saturday, October 12, 2013

Machete Kills

Watching Writer/Cinematographer/Director/Editor Robert Rodriguez’ Machete Kills is like watching a Roadrunner cartoon.   Like Wile E. Coyote, Machete, played by Danny Trejo, takes plenty of lickings and keeps on ticking. 

The story is too convoluted and ridiculous to even begin to discuss.  You’re either a fan or not. 

Fans can sit back and laugh at the antics of characters like Desdemona, the brothel queen with bras that shoot bullets, as played by a rather amazing Sophia Vergara;  El/La Chamaleón, the body-changing assassin, as sequentially played by Walt Goggins, Cuba Goodings, Jr., Lady Gaga and Antonio Banderas; and the bi-polar Mendez as played by Demian Bichir; as well as a lot of other funny characters.  Plus, there's also the copious head-chopping by Machete, himself.   Non-fans, however, will probably be sorry they came.

Though not as good as the original Machete this sequel still gets a 3 out of 5 for the fan base.   And, for them, the beat goes on with the expected Machete Kills – In Space.

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