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Set up, double-crossed and left for dead, Machete (Danny Trejo) is an ass-kicking ex-Federale who lays waste to anything that gets in his path. As he takes on hitmen, vigilantes and a ruthless drug cartel, bullets fly, blades clash and the body count rises. Any way you slice it, vengeance has a new name--Machete.
Viewers expecting subtlety or even story coherence in Machete should probably check out another movie; the script by Rodriguez and cousin Alvaro leaves no genre cliché or absurd scenario untouched, resulting in less of a plot than a collection of over-the-top set pieces, dialogue, and casting stunts (Johnson, Lindsay Lohan as Fahey's libertine daughter, and Rodriguez regulars Cheech Marin, Daryl Sabara, Tom Savini, Michael Parks, and an uncredited Rose McGowan). Most of the cast seems in on the joke, most notably a gleefully over-the-top De Niro and Michelle Rodriguez as a taco truck operator/revolutionary leader who borrows her look from the infamous Thriller: A Cruel Picture (Jessica Alba is also on board as a sympathetic fed who becomes Machete's love interest). Though it's occasionally overlong and unnecessarily convoluted, the film's value rests on how well it allows star Danny Trejo to exude his steely, implacable Danny Trejo-ness; on those merits alone, Machete is a blockbuster. --Paul Gaita
Great action, plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor and the array of actors is very goodPublished 4 days ago by YellaDragon
We loved Machete. It indulged the part of our brains that loves things grindhouse, over-the-top, a little sleazy and ridiculously action-packed. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Jelly Bean
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|Problems with Machete Blu-ray Disc||
Doesnt work on my BDT-S570. After talking to idiots online at sony for an hour - it appears it wont. Cant believe this POS wont play given that sony invented the bluray standard. Habib certainly couldnt help me.
Jan 5, 2011 by Derek U | See all 69 posts
|either lower the price of dvd or include special features||
I can agree with that.
I would suggest that maybe you should try buying movies used.
I do most of my used buying with www.gohastings.com. I have found them to have some great deals on obscure editions of various movies.
My dvd collection of normal dvds is about to hit the 500 mark. That doesn't... Read More
Jan 12, 2011 by Repairman Jack | See all 4 posts
|January 4th, 2011...||
Joshua this version will be the r rated cut..unrated will be out later according to Rodriguez
Nov 25, 2010 by William J. Robinson | See all 5 posts