Best thing at the cinema in years. Ignore the critics! (by jimsin)
I can honestly say that Machete Kills is the most entertaining thing I have seen at the cinema in years, if not ever and I'm 47 .I enjoyed the first film, but in my eyes this is a rare example of a sequel that eclipses the original. Logic is thrown out the window, and every scene is a kaleidoscopic, hyper-kinetic explosion of humour, violence, machismo, excitement, sex & insanity. All the characters are larger than life and dripping with undiluted cool. The story races along like an out of control juggernaut & the plot twists, turns, spirals & back-flips all over the place, <more>
yet somehow the raw energy of the direction holds everything together.There literally isn't one dull moment. If you're not grinning or shaking your head in amazement from start to finish, then you probably just don't get it, or have become dead inside. The only bad thing I can say about Machete Kills is that real life felt somewhat dull & uninspiring in contrast when we walked out of the cinema.With this in mind, I was shocked to see that the film has flopped at the box office so far, and has a meagre 6.4 star rating on IMDb. Ignore the critics & go see it at the cinema while you can - this film deserves to be seen as loud & larger than life as the characters within it. Machete Kills is an Oasis in a desert of big budget CGI snoozefests and as such it needs your support. If a third instalment isn't made I'll be crying tears of blood.
I Watched This Film Last Week At Fantastic Fest And Let Me Tell You Robert Rodriguez Is Back To Directing Over The Top In Your Face Films Machete Kills Is Even Better Than The First One With An All Star Cast You Can't Go Wrong Make Sure You Watch This Film Oct.11th Because I Know I Will Be There Too Support This Film Is Pure Genius It's So EPIC If You Liked Desperado El Mariachi Planet Terror Once Upon A Time In Mexico Than This Film Is For You Guns Boobs Blood RR Did It Again Now I'm Pretty Sure He'll Be Back With Machete Kills Again.......In Space Do You're Selfs A Favor <more>
When This Film Is Released Buy Tickets Early So You Can Get The Best Seats In The Theater Because These Tickets Will Fly Off The shelves Trust Me This Film Is A Whole Lot Of Fun.
I honestly do not know how to compare Machete Kills sequel to Machete original . They were both so well put together. Trejo has been my favorite actor of all times and I am an enormous Robert Rodriguez film. I have seen all of his movies from El Mariachi trilogy and Road Racers to Grindhouse, Sin city, spy kids, you name it, I've seen it all. Machete Kills however is so over the top, so violent, so funny in a very creative Rodriguez way that I don't see how any action movie fan could resist watching it at least once. Machete Kills explores a completely different plot line from the <more>
original Machete. Personally I enjoy this movie for that reason because I'm not too big of a fan of repetition. Its also amazing how Robert Rodriguez always casts the most interesting actors together from Robert Deniro, Lindsay Lohan and Jessica Alba to Mel Gibson, Lady Gaga, and Carlos Estavos also known as Charlie Sheen . So for anyone who loves Danny Trejo, Robert Rodriguez, or action movies in general, I highly recommend you do yourself a favor; ignore the low ratings for this movie and go buy tickets to check out Machete Kills for yourself. Especially when the review is written by a critic who hasn't's even seen either of the movies and doesn't understand Grindhouse exploitation films.
First off, there's some really butt-hurt movie watchers whining about Machete kicking too much ass. Well, Machete don't act for butt-hurt nerds! Man, there was blood, guts, exploding heads, hot babes, and GUNS! GUNS! GUNS! Everything you need for an awesome movie night with friends who actually have a sense of humor. Yes, this is a get stoned to the bone flick. Look, if you're into Grind House, disregard all the negative hater reviews on here. I put this one up there with the cheesiest of classic kung-fu movies. This is a movie that's all about having fun. It's a living <more>
breathing cartoon with buckets of violence. Don't forget the munchies, maaaaaaaan.
Rodriguez might be the most best movie maker of this century creating a masterpiece after another. Of course in the genre of B action movies. This movie does not win any Oscars but oh my god it is entertaining. Script of the movie is more than excellent, I totally lost the count of hilarious details of absurdities. Only true B movie lover like Rodriguez can create this joyride. Machete Kills is even better than the first one. It is rare that sequel can be better than the original, but this is.This movies casting is just perfect. Every character fits perfectly to every scene. Charlie Sheen as <more>
president of the United States and Lady Gaga as one identity of the most dangerous assassin just a few to mention. Every character is just the correct piece of this broken puzzle as Rodriguez has mentioned to be. Mel Gibson is just so talented actor that he raises above others even that his screen time is less than others.There is only one big flaw in Machete Kills and it dropped one point off from my rating. In this movie genre there just needs to be nudity, but it is totally missing here. Rodriguez had it in the first movie and it seems so strange that female nudity was left totally out. Was it the request from studio or what? I would like to hear Rodriguez explanation for this because that would make this the best movie that he has done so far.I'm eagerly waiting Rodriguez next project and also hope that big studios will continue to give money for talents like he to make really enjoyable movies for us movie freaks. Go and see this but leave your girlfriend home.
Over the top in all the best ways (by limeyabroad)
The thing to understand going into this movie is that it's ridiculous. It knows it and as it is a sequel to a ridiculous film, the audience should know it. It is a sequel to a film that was only supposed to be a fake trailer between two movies on the epic 'Grindhouse' for Pete's sake!That said, it's a ridiculous film with a great cast who are obviously having a lot of fun, and that meant that the audience I was with was also having fun. What amazed me about the audience was it was made up of my wife and I, around 20 folks who won't see their 75th birthday again and a <more>
few others - not the audience one would expect for this.There are 101 deaths in this movie, and they are all funny as hell. There are decapitations, evisceration, folks turned inside out, impalings and all manner of fun to be had.Danny Trejo, who has a great face for radio, is irresistible to the ladies and that is perhaps this movie's biggest leap of faith. He has badass weaponry, and when he gets it, and it's explained what it does, you are waiting for each piece to be used.Mel Gibson is the best he's been since the first Lethal Weapon, and a new career path is now open to him playing nutjob bad guys. Charlie Sheen is a hoot too.Bring on the third movie to wrap this story up!!!
Machete kills. That's what he does. (by starsandpopcorn)
It seems you just can't keep a good Mexican down. That goes for both Danny Trejo's character, Machete, and the Mexican film geek Jesus himself, Robert Rodriguez. Let me start by saying that this is one of the most ridiculous movies I've seen in my entire life, let alone in the last year. The concept itself is absurd, the action is something out of a B-action movie, and the characters play more as preposterous caricatures of established stereotypes than actual people. And I couldn't be more pleased with the results. This is easily the most fun I have had at the movie theater <more>
all year.Machete Kills is the sequel to 2010's Machete. The latter was developed from a 'fake' trailer that preceded 2007's Grindhouse, a collaborative double feature consisting of Rodriguez's Planet Terror and Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof. Using the character Machete from his Spy Kids series, Rodriguez made an amazing trailer for a grindhouse-esque film. When the trailer served to be immensely popular, he created the feature length. Now, three years later, we have the sequel to the movie that almost never was.What we have here is one of the greatest parody films ever made. It's not a parody on the level of Airplane! or Scary Movie, but this movie is just downright hilarious. It has everything from references to current events mainly the plight of the Hispanic people and their standing in America's 21st Century to great quips about the actors' personal lives Charlie Sheen's President Rathcock is a great spoof of his personal issues and his Martin Sheen's famous role of the president on West Wing to lampoons of successful franchises. If anything, Machete Kills is the best James Bond satire since Austin Powers. And even with all of this, it somehow manages to hit harder with each joke. We never reach a point where the movie has spread itself too thin.Robert Rodriguez is a genius. It's that simple. Somehow, more than any other filmmaker, he can spread a tiny budget as far as it can possibly go. He's known for this and has baffled studios for the better part of two decades when he makes amazing films on a paltry budget. Considering the scale of this movie especially just in the cast , it's amazing that Machete Kills was made with $30 million. The secret is that Rodriguez knows exactly what he wants. He doesn't need to waste money on things he can get done for cheap. For example, the special effects in this film are on par with a SyFy channel movie, like Sharktopus. He knows you're not there to see Avatar level CGI. You want a ridiculous story filled with even more ridiculous characters doing EVEN MORE ridiculous things. This, I believe, is the key to Machete Kills' quality. Every bit of Rodriguez' money and time is put into the most important aspects of the film.The cast in this film is exquisite. Let's just rattle off every big name in this movie:Michelle RodriguezDanny TrejoJessica AlbaCharlie Sheen or Carlos Estevez Sofia VergaraCuba Gooding Jr.Lady GaGaAntonia BanderasDemian BechirAmber HeardVanessa HudgensAlexa Vega or the girl from Spy Kids I could easily continue but let's just stop there. And the best part is, not one of these characters is a cameo. Sure, some of them take up just a fraction of the screen time, but each actor plays a memorable character that contributes something worthwhile to the story. That is a feat that needs to be recognized. Few directors could handle a cast this large and of this caliber, and still be able to make each one of them memorable.I cannot stress this enough. Go see Machete Kills. Gather up your friends and prepare to get rowdy. This is the kind of movie that thrives on a reactive audience. And prepare to have a rip roarin' blast.
In Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills, Danny Trejo's character—deadly Mexican secret agent Machete Cortez—is about as three-dimensional and grounded in realism as a Looney Tunes cartoon character tripping on peyote. For many, this move towards a crazier style with even more unbelievable splatstick violence will be a step too far, the live-action-cartoon style antics exceeding many people's willingness to suspend disbelief. However, those who can find their way safely past this potential stumbling block should have a whale of a time.Rodriguez directs proceedings with a carefree <more>
attitude and sense of fun that I found infectious, with all ideas—no matter how dumb they must have looked on paper—making their way into the final film. Thus, we have a Bond-style baddie in the form of megalomaniac Luther Voz Mel Gibson , our hero killing numerous henchmen in a variety of creative ways, some innovative sci-fi weaponry, plenty of cool in-jokes for us movie geeks I loved the visual reference to Mad Max II and a bevy of lovely latino babes in sexy gear including Alexa Vega in PVC and Michelle Rodriguez in tight, cleavage enhancing top . Hell, Rodriguez is having so much fun that he doesn't even care about the quality of his CGI, which only adds to the gleefully gaudy vibe.It all gets very silly, and with the next sequel featuring Machete in space, it's set to get a whole lot sillier; I for one will make sure I've booked my seat for the ride.7.5 out of 10, rounded up to 8 for being marginally more fun than the first one.
So dumb and over the top.... EXACTLY what i paid for! (by theWBohlken)
I am a fan of the first one, I am a fan of Grindhouse and I love over the top movies. Going in to this I knew that it was going to be bloody, cheesy and awesome. It surprised me that this did not do as well as the first one or even close to it. The original was a tad more serious and had some really badass parts while this one was just non stop cheesy and Grindhouse-y. If you saw the first one, you pretty much know what to expect and what the basic concept is. Just times that times ten and you have Machete Kills. It is just a movie where you sit and don't think about it. Let it all happen <more>
and enjoy it. That is, of course, you like action movies where the hero chops every bad guy up and Sofia Vergara with her bra machine gun.