October 13, 2013
Full of schlock and schtick and worth every minute of it
I must admit, Robert Rodriguez's films in recent years have become something of a guilty pleasure of mine. This sequel to Machete didn't disappoint either. Will the movie win an Oscar? I highly doubt it, but those who think movies are only made to win awards are completely missing the point with Machete Kills. Sometimes, Hollywood takes itself too seriously, and there are some movies out there that parody and poke fun at all the cliche's in film-making, and there are times when Machete Kills will be quire literally parodying itself., and they're kinda hard to miss.
There's no shortage of blood, guts, gore, T&A, over-the-top villains, and everything else you've come to expect from Rodriguez's more adult-centered fare. There are also some blatant references to GI Joe, Star Wars & Star Trek (fans will recognize them immediately), as well as a not-so-subtle reference/parody of The Empire Strikes Back on two separate occasions. All in all, a damn good time!
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