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September 30, 2010

Machete (2010)

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Machete

Machete - a pissed off Mexican

I saw “MACHETE” last evening ….

From this starting point I must revert to my standard movie review …..

If you want to be edified … Read a book …..
If you want to be uplifted ….. Go to church …..
If you want two hours under industrial air conditioning, with an ice-cold soda and fresh hot popcorn …… Go to a movie …….

The only way this movie will receive any serious critical praise is as an “homage” ……

“MACHETE” is truly an “homage” in the same way “NATURAL BORN KILLERS”, “ZOMBIELAND”, “GRINDHOUSE”, “RESIDENT EVIL” and “FROM DUSK ‘TIL DAWN”
are all and have each become an homage to their genres …

lindsay lohan

Lindsay Lohan - sister?

Danny Trejo as a lead and a hero is just a magic moment and a vision of hope for old guys ……
Don’t tell me NO acting ….
Don’t tell me NO delivery ….
This is Danny Trejo … This is the guy that makes Albert Molina look like an cherubic altar boy …..
This is the ultimate Hispanic bad boy …..

Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriquez are here for window dressing and some kick-butt beauty …. They both serve these purposes very well …..

Lindsay Lohan is here for ….. who really cares ? I know it eluded me …. Any blond bimbo would have done the same if not a better job…..

Machete shooting

Machete getting ready to put a bullet in your guts

I think Robert DeNiro, Jeff Fahey, Steven Segal and Don Johnson showed up for a hoot, or maybe they signed on because of Robert Rodriguez or the inevitable
cult status awaiting “MACHETE” ….

“Cheech” Marin as a shotgun toting priest and not a comic relief or sidekick ….

Maybe everyone showed up for Robert Rodriguez ….
Only Quentin Tarantino can bring this much grittiness and violence to the screen, and allow you to enjoy it …..
( I often times think Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino are just the same souls locked in alternate universes … )

I truly enjoyed this cult-destined flick ….. I may see it again this weekend ….

So …..

If you want to be edified … Read a book …..
If you want to be uplifted ….. Go to church …..
If you want two hours under industrial air conditioning, with an ice-cold soda and fresh hot popcorn …… Go to a movie ……. See “MACHETE” …..


Machete (2010)

4 Comments »

  1. Great blog and pictures

    Comment by Rajasthan Tour — November 18, 2010 @ 1:42 am

  2. Crazy photo!

    Comment by mma shirts — December 28, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

  3. Nice post. I agree, and I am reading more of your posts.

    Comment by domaci filmovi — February 2, 2011 @ 11:25 am

  4. Great post. I’d forgotten all about this movie, but now it’s going on my Netflix queue. Thanks….

    Comment by Michael Taylor — June 8, 2011 @ 10:39 pm

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