Sunday, March 16, 2014

All Killer

Machete Kills (2013) is just like Machete with the brakes off. The first Machete was kind of an action parody, but this one is out there.

It starts with a preview for the next Machete movie - Machete Kills Again - In Space! I was convinced by this that there would be no sequel. That had to be just a gag, right?

Let's just say that after I'd seen the feature, I realized that nothing was too crazy for this franchise. Example: Carlos Estevez (in his first role - although Charlie Sheen was in a lot of movies) is President of the USA.
  • Example: the first set of villains are all masked luchadores. 
  • Example: El Cameleon, the criminal with a million faces changes from Walter Goggins to Cuba Gooding, Jr to Lady Gaga and beyond. 
  • Example: Michelle Rodriguez, blind in one eye, is shot through the other and goes on to kick major ass by braille.
The ending involves technology magnate and snappy futuristic costume designer Mel Gibson - and space! (Cameo by Space-X founder Elon Musk.) This sets up the sequel, which is apparently a real thing, unless the IMDB entry is part of the gag.

It's hard to see how they could get more off the wall with MKA-iS. My only objection to this one was that they threw too much into it - several quests, multiple villains, layers of deceit, Mad Maxed El Caminos, and so on. It's hard to complain when a movie gives so much.

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