Machete Kills is ridiculously awesome; it really depends if you have a sick sense of humour but I sure do and I had a blast. Bring on Machete Kills Again… in Space.
Plot: The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space.
Review: If I ever meet Robert Rodriguez (and I will) I need to buy him a beer, probably several. I just totally get his movies and this movie is one of the funniest, bloodiest and most entertaining movies I’ve seen this year.
It really depends on your sense of humour; to me, the violence is just so hilariously over the top that I was laughing from beginning to end. Where the first movie felt a little preachy with the whole immigration thing, this movie is just pure insanity.
There is no deep meaning or soul-searching looks into the human condition. There are however multiple decapitations, intestines thrown into helicopter blades and more, so go ahead and take the kids to go see it!
Mel Gibson pretty much steals the movie as the over the top Bond villain Voz, who is such a huge Star Wars fan that he has his own Land Speeder. There are also little references to other Rodriguez films like the guy’s ringtone which is the opening guitar theme to Desperado.
At times it does feel like there’s a bit too much going on with cameo after cameo but that just adds to the crazy vibe; the film won me over with the opening “trailer” for Machete Kills Again… In SPACE! It looks like we’ll be in for Part 3 which looks like it will be even madder. I say, bring it on!
I haven’t laughed so much all year because the film is just pure entertainment. Everyone involved is just having a good time and you can tell.
It’s got the best female cast of the year with the gorgeous Amber Heard and Michelle Rodriguez lighting up the screen. Not so sure about Lady Gaga as an actress but her role was pretty small anyway.
Danny Trejo keeps a straight face, trying to hide the fact that he is loving every second. I keep remembering him saying to me when he’s talking about Amber Heard: “Thank you Jesus, Thank you Jesus!”
I loved the music, which is always great in every Rodriguez film; it’s all cool electric guitars and still has a Grindhouse vibe.
Overall, Machete Kills is ridiculously awesome; it really depends if you have a sick sense of humour but I sure do and I had a blast. Bring on Machete Kills Again… in Space.