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"Machete, Machete, everywhere Machete!"
on January 21, 2014
I hesitated to watch MACHETE KILLS. How could possibly equal the first? MACHETE was like a silver bullet of pure, unadulterated fun. Gore, humor, B-grade silliness, and big-name celebs hamming it up and having a blast. What could MACHETE KILLS offer to equal that, let alone top it?
Answer: more stars. More silliness. A plot as ludicrous as you could possibly imagine. Our titular antihero is recruited by the President of the United States (up-and-comer Carlos Estevez, who looks strangely familiar). It seems there's a revolutionary down in Mexico (the delightful Demian Bichir) with a split-personality; one of those personalities has a missile aimed at Washington, D.C., wired to go off if he dies. Machete kidnaps the madman, only to find out he's the pawn in a much larger game, being played by a much more sinister madman, armed with space-age technology and dreams of a newer, better, bloodier world.
Danny Trejo and Robert Rodriguez always make a bloody good pair. We've got a plethora of celebrity cameos and supporting roles to entertain you for a couple hours: Amber Heard, Alexa Vega, Sofia Vergara, Antonio Banderas, Walter Goggins, Lady Gaga, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Vanessa Hudgens, William Sadler, Tom Savini, Michele Rodriguez, and Jessica Alba. Sound fun? How about Mel Gibson as a scene-stealing, future-seeing, wisecracking super villain?
MACHETE KILLS isn't for everyone. It's for people who enjoyed the first MACHETE film, and who can't wait to see a film entitled MACHETE KILLS AGAIN...IN SPACE. It's bloody, it's funny, it's epic Grindhouse cinema with a big budget and big names. A-list stars cutting loose and having a little fun for once. If you like your films fun and carefree...or if you're tired of taking yourself seriously and just want a little darn fun in your life...MACHETE KILLS is the perfect film for you.