Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas) -- and his wife, Elena (Zeta-Jones) -- to take action.
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
Senseless violence, violence, violence, need I say more....
Okay, so I should have known this one wasn't for me. I wanted to see Depp, and he was fantastic, I think. What was he exactly? A rogue CIA operative, a psychotic one, who knew...I haven't seen the other two movies, so maybe I was missing something. Definitely not date material and NOT a chick flick. Why is every movie about Mexico like this? This is a rich interesting, diverse culture, but most movies portray the country itself badly and the people in even a worse light. Give me "Freida" with Selma Hayek as opposed to this less than satisfying excuse to shoot 'em up. There were a few light moments, but overall I spent most of the movie with my eyes closed. A murdering mariachi? Banderas is not my favorite, so I wasn't expecting much, Mask of Zorro, a far better performance. And still, not the worst movie I've ever seen.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?