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nostalgia gang hit again, with a good work, which in the "Grindhouse"
cinema, means to be more trash can as you can. And apart from a
big budget and a long list of stars who of course there weren't in the
golden age, but are needed today, the nostalgia mission also
works in this second chapter of the saga of Mexican avenger.
Of course, in order to overcome the first chapter were needed to raise
the bar of the trash and it was not easy, but Robert Rodriguez, who
also wrote the story and screenwriter Kyle Ward succeed in this,
placing a huge amount of absurd things, just like the good old days.
"Machete Kills" is a story in which everything happens. It starts from
Mexico and end up in space. A domino effect never endin , which always
opens new bizarre situations. The irony of the base, explain what
"Machete Kills" is : an absolute fun.
The big budget allow the production a series of special effects well
made and above all to have an all-star cast funny and amused, that work from their normal artistic canons.
most unconventional is Mel Gibson who plays for the first time the role
of a villain. But here we also find Charlie Sheen, credited with his
real name Carlos Estevez, Michelle Rodriguez , Amber Heard , Demian
Bichir , Sofia Vergara, Cuba Dooning Jr, Antonio Banderas and
especially Lady Gaga in her first film and in a right role , a bounty
hunter known as "El Camaleon" (then we discover why).
The joyful gang lead by the always deadpan Danny Trejo is in a story in
which the United States government hires Machete to retrieve a
dangerous mexican boss named Mendez. A mission that seems easy but, it
turns out, that Mendez has a heart attached to a missile system and his
death would cause the destruction of Washington. And not just
that because he suffers from bipolar diseas and embodies two
different characters. The only solution is to return him in the U.S.,
but on the two there is a reward and unleashes a manhunt. Among
hunters, the most interesting is undoubtedly "El Camelon " (played by
Dooning Jr , Banderas and Lady Gaga) a person that can change his face.
In this there is also the usual rich insane criminal (Gibson) taken
directly from the sci-fi and, as a character wants, he is a danger for
the planet Earth.
Exercise in style, naturally full of references to other films,
"Braveheart ", " Desperado ", " From Dusk Till Dawn " and many others
with a tribute to the "Lucha Libre" and of course to "El Santo".
We like very much "Machete Kills" and even more we liked the opening to
a third movie, that seems, will be (or should be) a sci- fi
"Machete Kills Again...in space" but is clear that it's a series that
can be appreciated only by a certain audience, the ones that read bad
blogs like this. And we aren't better than other people, but it must be
said that we are different and trash is a reason of life. And we like
so much. As much as this Mexican avenger.
Original Title : Machete Kills
Titles Alternate : Robert Rodriguez 's Machete Kills , Machete Mata
(Brazil, Portugal) , Machete tapab (Estonia) , Machete : The epistrofi
(Greece) , Machete ubija (Croatia) , Machete gyilkol (Hungary) ,
Machete zudo (Lithuania) , Maczeta zabija (Poland) , Machete : Ucigas
meserias (Romania) , MACETA ubija (Serbia) , Мачете убивает (Russia) ,
Ustura Dönüyor (Turkey) , Machete 2 (working title)
Year : 2013
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Cast: Danny Trejo , Mel Gibson, Demian Bichir , Amber Heard , Michelle
Rodriguez , Sofia Vergara, Charlie Sheen , Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas
, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Hudgens, Walton Coggins
Production Company: AR Films , Entertainment Aldamisa 1821 Pictures , Quick Draw Productions, Demarest Films , Overnight Films