Rated R · 107 minutes · 2013

Robert Rodriguez brings Danny Trejo back for another round of violent B-movie action, and the joke has grown tired. I was a big fan of the original (and the fake Grindhouse trailer) but this one gets dumb to the point of annoyance. The 69 year-old Trejo, who participates in countless film projects, is starting to look a little tired in the title role. Charlie Sheen (billed under his real name, Carlos Estevez) is actually pretty funny as the president of the United States, but he only has a few scenes. The same can’t be said for Mel Gibson, who mugs his way through a bad guy role in a manner that reveals near desperation to be taken seriously again. I give props to Amber Heard, who gets the film’s best part as a beauty queen/secret agent, but issue demerits to Sofia Vergara who screams her way through her role as a villain with machine gun breasts, a direct gimmicky rip-off of the girl with machine gun legs from Rodriguez’s Planet Terror. Rodriguez seems to be losing it to some degree.
Official Site: machetekillsmovie.tumblr.com
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Producer: Robert Rodriguez, Rick Schwartz, Sergei Bespalov, Alexander Rodnyansky, Aaron Kaufman, Iliana Nikolic, Boris Teterev, Jere Hausfater, Mark Manuel, Paris Latsis, Terry Dougas, Anthony Gudas, Sam Englebardt, William Johnson, Alfonso Barragan Jr. and John Dejoria
Cast: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofía Vergara, Amber Heard, Antonio Banderas, Cuba Gooding Jr., Walt Goggins, William Sadler, Demián Bichir, Mel Gibson, Carlos Estevez, Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexa Vega, Marko Zaror, Samuel Davis, Tom Savini, Corey Burton and Elon Musk


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