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In the third movie of Rodriguez's "Mariachi" trilogy, a Mexican drug lord pretends to overthrow the Mexican government, and is connected to a corrupt CIA agent who at that time, demands retribution from his worst enemy to carry out the drug lord's uprising against the government. Written by
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The third film in the Mariachi trilogy manages the impossible and outdoes Desperado in the excessively silly stakes. This is a mess of a film; an entertaining one, but a mess all the same. If Desperado had absolutely no plot to speak of, this almost has too much, with characters and sub-plots thrown about, forgotten, then dragged up again out of the blue. I didn't really know what was going on from start to finish, except that characters wanted other characters dead. Cue an awful lot of action and gunplay, most of which is highly enjoyable. A gunfight that moves onto a motorbike chase around two-thirds in is superb, over the top and breathlessly staged.
The performances are fun, though Antonio Banderas is clearly no longer the main star of the show this time, this film is more of a showcase for Johnny Depp's bonkers government agent Sands who seems to have a costume change in-between every scene and overplays it to very amusing effect. Usually Depp can get on my nerves when he hams it up (Pirates of the Caribbean being a dreary example), but here he's a riot. Mickey Rourke and Willem Dafoe also appear, the latter sadly wasted with very little to do, though at least Rourke gets lines of dialogue now and then. Danny Trejo, a familiar face from lots of Rodriguez's films is entertaining as one of the bad guys, and it's always good to see Cheech Marin, here appearing as an informer.
This film is probably the slightest and most forgettable of all the Rodriguez films I have seen, but the director is so good at making purely cinematic entertainment that it's simply a joy to watch him have a laugh.
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