Machete Kills opens in Berlin cinemas on December 19.
Everybody wants a piece of the Mexploitation action as crevice-faced Machete (Trejo) swaggers back into the picture to take on a utopian visionary and world-ender (Gibson) operating behind the smokescreens of cartel violence and illegal cross-border traffic. Rodriguez takes his Grindhouse moment a step further in this testosterone-touting, boob-blasting sequel to Machete, revisiting 1970s visuals and bow-legged machismo in an effort to unite g(l)orified pastiche and elaborate decapitation methods. “Machete don’t joke!” No kidding.
Machete Kills | Directed by Robert Rodriguez (USA 2013) with Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard. Starts December 19
Originally published in issue #122, December 2013.