Saturday, February 5, 2011

Machete (2010)

★★★★☆ (Grindhouse scale)

After witnessing his wife and daughter killed by a Mexican drug lord, ex-Federale Machete wants a peaceful life. That is until he is hired to assassinate a U.S. Senator. But when the people who hired him betray him he launched a campaign of brutality and slaughter. However, and INS agent is hot on his trail trying to figure out what it going on. She discovers that the Senator may be working with a group of psychotic vigilantes and perhaps even the Mexican drug cartels. This homage to classic grindhouse trash is gooey in all the right parts. It has gore, lots of violence, one-liners, ridiculous killings and a general tone of over-the-top. It’s not meant to be taken seriously but it’s a fun cheesy ride back to the golden days of trash cinema.

1 comment:

  1. I think you summed it up nicely. I had a good time watching this one. Nothing serious kind of like Piranha 3D.