Thursday, September 9, 2010

Machete (2010)

After being betrayed by the organization who hired him, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.
What started as an brilliant trailer for the Rodriguez/Tarantino Grindhouse Films has finally come to the big screen as it's own feature. It features an awesome cast of Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Steven Seagal, Jeff Fahey, Jessica Alba, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin and Lindsay Lohan. This looked to be the ultimate B-Movie, and I love a great B-Movie.
It starts out with heads rolling, blood spraying everywhere and naked women. The ultimate guy movie. But the movie fails to end with such a force, which made me leave the theater feeling let down by Machete.

The characters in the movie are great. Everyone is their own unique, over the top, B-Movie star. Of course when Steven Seagal is the ultimate Spanish speaking villain in any movie, you can't go wrong.

There is nothing bad to say about the first three-quarters of this movie. Perfection in my mind. The movie seems like it is building up to a huge "war" between two forces at the end of the movie, and with the way the movie started it looked like it was going to be epic........and then it happened. It's one of those movies that looked like their budget ran out before they could shoot the last scenes. Maybe it was intentionally that bad because Robert Rodriguez knows what he's making, and knows it's a B-Movie, but it was a giant letdown. 

The first hour and a half of this movie are so good that it is still worth seeing, its just a shame that it couldn't finish as strong as it started.

When to Watch Rating: Drunken Guys Night

Playing in Theaters

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