Machete Kills is an upcoming film starring Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega, Mel Gibson, Demian Bichir, Charlie Sheen, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara and Amber Heard. This new action movie revolves around Machete (Trejo), a former Mexican police detective -turned-spy. He is recruited by the president to battle his way through Mexico to take down an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who is about to launch a weapon into space. Machete Kills is scheduled to be released on October 11th 2013. Check out the latest look at this new film below:
“Machete Kills is Back for More
Machete Kills is exactly the kind of movie Machete Kills wants to be. There is a character who dies 18 different times throughout the film. Mel Gibson plays a lunatic future-telling supervillain who comes complete with his own diabolical theme music. Charlie Sheen (as Carlos Estevez) practically plays himself as a gun-lovin’, foul-mouthed womanizing U.S. president named… well, let’s not spoil that surprise. Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara plays a man-hatin’ Mexican madam who screams, whips and fires a ridiculous amount of ammo from guns strapped to her private parts. And we haven’t even spoken about the assassin called the Chameleon, who throughout the film is played by several different actors, including Lady Gaga, who hams it up for the camera big time.
That’s Machete Kills in a nutshell — a violently goofy grindhouse film that has a bit more fun than its predecessor Machete, but definitely lacks in the brains department. It’s not as clever as it could be, or as nasty as it wants to be, but it definitely features this year’s most creative use of an ensemble cast. Watching Machete Kills is sort of like watching that drunk friend whose weird, outrageous antics are just the right amount of entertainment for your three-beer buzz.
In terms of the Machete franchise, Machete Kills is its Empire Strikes Back (in some scenes, literally). As the film opens with a fake trailler for Machete Kills Again… In Space, it doesn’t take long to figure out that Machete Kills is building towards its space-set sequel, which looks like a cheesy late-’70s Star Wars spoof, with machete lightsabers and an evil mask-wearing villain (touted as being played by Leonardo DiCaprio, pending his casting) who looks like a cross between Cobra Commander and Skeletor.
But back to Machete Kills, and its plot (if you need it): Danny Trejo returns as the former Mexican Federale turned badass vigilante who’s recruited by the U.S. president (Estevez) to take out an arms dealer hell-bent on launching a missile to blow up Washington. Machete’s mission takes him deep inside Mexico to a fortress owned by a man with multiple personalities (fittingly called Mendez the Madman, played by Demian Bichir) who’s connected this missile to his heart. If he dies, the missile launches, thus forcing Machete to kidnap him and bring him back to the United States in search of someone who can disarm the contraption.
Naturally a bounty is put on their heads, and pretty soon everyone is looking to take these two out. Swarms of bad guys with automatic weapons spew bullets in scene after scene, as director Robert Rodriguez does his best to slip in some fun, creative kills (most involving a helicopter).”
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Machete Kills is directed by Robert Rodriguez.
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