|If you liked Machete released in 2010, you are certainly curious to find out what its sequel, Machete Kills from 2013, has to offer. It has a star cast for sure and director Robert Rodriguez is well known for blending different styles and serving a great specialty with notable Mexican flavor. Has the proven formula worked this time around? Read this review to find out.
The former Mexican Police detective now working as a spy Machete (Danny Trejo) goes on a mission to stop a mad revolution leader Mendez, played by Demian Bechir, and an arms dealer and terrorist Luther Voz (Mel Gibson) who plans to raise riots around the world. The spy is recruited by the US President played by Carlos Estevez. Those who are not crazy fans of Hollywood celebrities should know that this is the birth name of Charlie Sheen, who chose to use it for the movie to emphasize the Hispanic theme.
The plot of Machete Kills follows the foolproof formula for action movies so you cannot expect to be deeply impressed. However, there are some clever lines and funny jokes as well as the expected thrilling action scenes with lots of fighting techniques and special effects. You will certainly not get disappointed if you go to the movie theatre to waste a few hours of your time and forget about your worries.
Undoubtedly, the most impressive thing about Machete Kills is its cast. In addition to Danny Trejo, who is known for his unique fighting skills and uses pretty big machetes in the movie, Mel Gibson and Charlie Sheen, you will enjoy watching Cuba Gooding Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Jessica Alba and Lady Gaga.
The star cast full of beautiful women is certainly the reason why many people will buy a ticket and watch Machete Kills online. You can expect very good performances from everyone with an emphasized comedy, dramatic or romantic appeal. The bad guys are really bad and ruthless. The good guys are ruthless too. There is not too much depth in the performances, but no one is actually looking for this.
It is certainly intriguing to see Lady Gaga playing a significant role. Her performance is best described as professional. We will definitely expect more from her the next time around.
Does this review recommend watching Machete Kills? You should certainly go see this movie if you want to see intense and somewhat brutal action scenes packed with special effects and good, but not great humor.
|Genres:||Action, Crime, Thriller|
|Running Time:||107 min.|
|Release Date:||11 October 2013 (USA)|
|Director:||Robert Rodriguez more..|