Lucas Cano, (Machete) an ex-bodyguard for the Mexican President, tired of his life style, retires to a remote small town in Mexico, in hope of finding peace. But things do not work out for ... See full summary »
Roman Hernández Cordova
George Castle Jr.,
During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
After all the credits have been shown, two short scenes are shown. One is an outtake of one of the last fight scenes, where an unexpected punch is delivered between two women, the other scene is a very short montage of the presidential character posing with guns. See more »
Tarantino probably saw Machete and Machete Kills, slapped his forehead and muttered to himself: "Darn. Why didn't I think of that?" Okay, I know that they worked together on the Grindhouse project, and I'm pretty sure that there are some Tarantino fingerprints on the Machete franchise, but Machete is Rodriguez' coming out party, and boy... does he throw a party!
This film has everything Tarantino fans would love: Impossible storyline, star-studded cast, gratuitous violence, fast pace, action scene after action scene, sexy babes, a badass beyond belief, so forth and so on.
It's so silly as to be marvelously entertaining and the opening scene lets you know what you're in for.
There aren't many people who could cast Charlie Sheen as the President of the United States. Rodriguez does so. There aren't many people who could cast Mel Gibson as a nasty bad guy. Rodriguez does that, too. Throw in heavyweights like Lady Gaga, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Antonio Banderas, mix it with a crazy, twisting plot and you have a flick on the order of magnitude of Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill.
This is a movie destined for cult classic status. It's best enjoyed on a Guys Night In setting, with lots of beer and the largest screen you can watch it on. It's not a serious film, but it wasn't intended as one.
It's intended as an entertaining, almost comedic action yarn and it achieves its objectives very well.
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