The highly skilled Federale Machete is hired by some unsavory types to assassinate a senator. But just as he’s about to take the shot, he notices someone aiming at him and realizes he’s been set up. He barely survives the sniper’s bullet, and is soon out for revenge on his former employers, with the reluctant assistance of his old friend Cheech Marin, who has become a priest and taken a vow of nonviolence. If you hire him to take out the bad guys, make sure the bad guys aren’t you! —IMDb
The man behind some of the most innovative, creative, and visually inventive action films of the late ‘90s and early 2000s, director Robert Rodriguez is the epitome of the do-it-yourself attitude and a renaissance man of cinema. Directing, shooting, and editing nearly every one of his films, Rodriguez’s energetic and self-immersing approach to filmmaking has resulted in some of the most stylish and exciting action films in modern cinema.
Born June 20, 1968 into a large family that included ten siblings, Rodriguez was never lacking in inspiration due to the antics of his brothers and sisters and became fascinated with cartooning and filmmaking at an early age. Prompted to jump behind the camera after becoming enamored by John Carpenter’s Escape From New York at age 12, the fledgling director’s brothers and sisters served as a capable cast and crew, and with his father’s Super-8 camera in hand, Rodriguez took his first steps toward auteurhood. Shocked by the cost of developing… read more
Blood is spilt in this shallow, cartoonish kill-fest. An odd-blend cast including regular tough guys Danny Trejo and Steven Seagal, legend Robert De Niro and everyone’s favourite rehab resident Lindsay Lohan all ‘star’ in their cardboard cut-out stock roles. It is what it is, vaguely entertaining in a ‘those one-liners are classics’ sort of way, but I wouldn’t have lost sleep had this remained a Grindhouse trailer.
Uneven at times with some poor acting, not mentioning any names (Jessica Alba). No matter how you paint out this film on a canvas it remains enjoyable. Machete entertains and pulls out violence, humor and gore without making you cringe too much. Certainly one of my guilty pleasures.
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