I'm not usually big on movies that are essentially remakes unless they somehow manage to bring much more to the subsequent film. Enough that the filmmaker had a good reason for doing it. Although this is somewhat similar to Desperado in a basic sense I can honestly say I think Rodriguez managed to do just that with a better cast, better effects and a more emotionally engaging story.
I LOVE this movie. This probably ties (or is just a smidge below) Sin City as my favorite Robert Rodriguez movie. Yeah, it gets a lot of hate, but man, I watched it probably somewhere between twenty to thirty times in 2005. Just freaking fun. Savvy