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
Cheech Marin refers to Antonio Banderas as "the biggest Mexican ever seen.", despite Banderas being a Spaniard, not a Mexican. Banderas is 5'9", which is still taller than the average Mexican male (5'7"), but Robert Rodriguez, who is 6'2", really is "the biggest Mexican." See more »
A number of times you can see Johnny Depp's open eyes (despite the makeup/dark glasses), after his character Sands' eyes have been removed. See more »
Shot, Chopped, and Scored by Robert Rodriguez See more »
The theatrical version was screened in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio. The DVD & Blu-ray version keeps the original High-Definition 1.78:1 aspect ratio. Only Netflix has the theatrical 2.39:1 aspect ratio of the film. See more »
Written and Performed by Omar Ortiz
Under license from Cabaret Records See more »
Rodriguez serves up a mess...
I am a fan of Robert Rodriguez's previous offerings of El Mariachi and the wonderful Desperado. Here he once more returns to the same character as portrayed in the two earlier outings but this time seems to miss the mark by a country mile. Although the first two movies were simple 'revenge' films which served to give the shoot-outs their purpose; this movie tries to embellish this idea with a few sub-plots which frankly just don't work. I was bored throughout and even though he returns with his trademark comic-book violence, this time round it just seemed to be one big yawn-fest.
I had no interest in any of the characters, I am madly in love with Salma Hayek but frankly here I could care less about her character. Banderas does fill the screen when on but sadly, it just isn't enough to lift this movie above more than mere average.
Sorry Robert, if a bigger budget means we have to suffer this, then please go back to the low budget movies that made your name, in those you were brilliant; here, merely less than average.
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