Thursday, October 10, 2013

Opens Friday, October 11, 2013 
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • R | strong bloody violence, some sexual content and language

Fans of the original movie will love the absurd premises and characters, filled with bloody gore in Machete Kills.  Director Robert Rodriguez does a great job in mastering the B movie format of course if that's your taste in genre.  Personally, while at times entertaining, the ludicrous plot was just too much for me to follow and enjoy.

Borrowing heavily with ideas from other movies like Miss Congeniality to Star Wars to Austin Powers, you get a lot of scenes that you've probably seen before albeit it with more body parts flying.  The star studded guests adds to the fun of this type of movie from Cuba Gooding Jr. to Lady Gaga.  All of which are fantastic at their roles.

Danny Trejo back as Machete does a great job of basically looking mean the entire film.  Charlie Sheen, ahem, I mean, Carlos Estevez is hilarious as the President.  Mel Gibson as the main villain Voz on the other hand... not very impressive.  Machete Kills besides full of action and bloodshed is definitely more for the male audience with all the pretty young actresses like Amber Heard, Vessa Hudgens and Alex Vega (pictured below).

Overall, I would only recommend this film to fans of Grindhouse or Machete.  While a well done movie overall for what it is trying to achieve it is definitely not for everyone.  Fans of this type of movie will probably give it a higher rating.  I have to admit though I am curious as to what will happen next in the third installment which they provided a trailer for in Machete Kills Again... In Space!

Rating: 2.5 Stars out of 5.0 Stars.



  • Danny Trejo as Machete Cortez
  • Mel Gibson as Luther Voz
  • Demián Bichir as Mendez
  • Michelle Rodriguez as Luz / Shé
  • Amber Heard as Miss San Antonio
  • Sofía Vergara as Madame Desdemona
  • Carlos Estévez as President Rathcock
  • Walton Goggins as El Cameleón 1
  • Cuba Gooding Jr. as El Camaleón 2
  • Lady Gaga as La Chameleón
  • Antonio Banderas as El Camaleón 4
  • Vanessa Hudgens as Cereza
  • Alexa Vega as KillJoy
  • Marko Zaror as Zaror
  • Tom Savini as Osiris Amanpour
  • William Sadler as Sheriff DoakesJulio Oscar Mechoso as Chepo
  • Billy Blair as Billy Blair
  • Samuel Davis as Clebourne
  • Vincent Fuentes as Cabrito Cook
  • Elle Lamont as Dollface
  • Felix Sabates as Doc Felix
  • Electra and Elise Avellan as Nurse Mona and Nurse Lisa
  • Marci Madison as Nurse Fine
  • Elon Musk as Himself
  • Jessica Alba as Sartana Rivera

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