Robert Rodriguez who gave us some of the stylistic action flicks like ‘Desperado’ and ‘Once upon a time in Mexico’ returns with no brainer action flick fully loaded with action, violence, bloodshed, macho man and sexy seductresses typifying completely B genre action film. The violence this time is excessive with unimaginable weapons and gross bloodshed and the influence varied from Quentin Tarantino to Takashi Miike films.
Surprisingly the lead of the film is Danny Trejo, the man with criminal background in real life and whom we have seen as the dangerous man with many knives in Rodriguez’s earlier mentioned films. He’s having bad company of Steven Seagal, Robert Deniro with sirens in variety- Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan and Michelle Rodriguez showing their assets. The film pokes fun to Uncle Sam’s land and double face president’s policy towards cross border illegal immigrants confronted with Mexican rebel army of She (read ‘Che’).
The hospital massacre scene showing slaying of intestine and the church shootout sequence with kickass climax are just matchless to resist for action lovers and I’m sure that in a long run it will surely gain ‘cult’ status. I am eagerly waiting for its franchise since Rodriguez promises in the end titles-Machete will return in ‘Machete Kills’ and ‘Machete Kills Again’.
Mindless entertainer with return of violence in all sorts of excess.