Created from a fake trailer that you have seen in Grindhouse package, this movie was a bit of a disappointment. Actually, it was made only because the trailer was so popular on youtube and Danny was pestering Rodriguez constantly to make it. So I was expecting a bit more content, but what we got was a prolonged trailer with some crap in between. I think that the trailer is actually better than the movie. If they worked more on it ( the movie, not the trailer) it would be awesome, but this way it is definitely worth watching but still nothing special. Production values, effects, directing and everything else including a badass cast are present, so this movie is an eye-candy, if you like Grindhouse cinema, of course. Combination of uber-macho character, revenge and justice presented in a pulpy way is always a good thing. However, you cannot force these elements together without intricate background story that acts as the glue. If this glue is not present, this ship, no matter how good looking and cool, will sink. Of course, when I say sink I mean it won’t be a cult movie, just a cool movie.
Machete, an ex federale is currently working some menial jobs in the US, for even more menial people. But one day, he will be hired to do a different kind of job, murder of a senator. But he will, you know what, check out the trailer, there is no way in hell that I can describe this movie better than this trailer did. But as I warned you, the rest of the content is pretty scarce (at least it is present). They compensated this with a phenomenal cast, and pretty funny jokes (Steven Seagal is a bad guy…). So check out the Machete, the most dangerous Mexican there is…
Directors: Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez
Cast: Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, Jeff Fahey, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson, Tom Savini
Fun Facts: When Sartana pulls up Machete’s file on her laptop, it shows the following information: Birth Name: Machete Cortez; Nationality: Mexican; Race: Hispanic; Date of Birth: 18 May 1944; Place of Birth: Juarez, Ch, Mexico; Aliases: Cuchillo, Navajas; Height: 5′ 11″; Weight: 210 lbs; Military Status: Ex-Federale; Whereabouts: Unknown; Identifying Marks: Tattoo of woman wearing a sombrero on chest.