Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Machete (2010)

Confusing - 2.5/5
So I saw this film just now called 'Machete'. This was the Rodriguez's film about a man fighting against those who have wronged him and fighting against injustice to the Mexican people. I'm quite unsure as to just what film genre this one fits into. I can't work out if it was trying to make fun of itself along the way or if it was a totally serious film. If the attempt was to make it into the later then it was a failed one. The only way I would recommend this film is for the entertainment value. It was similar to 'Black Dynamite' in a way, it seemed as if everything was over exaggerated in a piss take way. However, unlike with 'Black Dynamite', I felt like this movie was tring to make a serious point. I didn't really get it.

In terms of entertainment value and downright manliness, main man Danny Trejo was fairly good. He was probably the pick of the bunch and some of the action and fighting scenes he was involved in were pretty impressive. On a side note, take a look at Trejo's profile on IMDb. I don't think I've ever seen an actor with quite that many roles. 209 to be precise! He's a busy man.

Back to the film and 'Machete' provided Robert De Niro's worst film role. He played a racist, ignorant US Senator, and quite badly at that. Lindsey Lohan's role was slightly funny because it felt as if she didn't have to do much acting to play it convincingly! Jessica Alba was poor and I don't think this will go down as one of Steven Seagal's best. However I would applaud Michelle Rodriguez for her performance. I'm beginning to be quite a big fan of hers; I think she manages to portray emotion well and can certainly kick some ass.

To conclude, I wouldn't recommend this film unless you enjoyed 'Black Dynamite' and are going to watch it from a similar perspective. If you are looking for a genuinely good film with an effective plot you've come to the wrong place.


Candice Frederick said...

yes, this movie was quite jumbled and sloppy. i was really disappointed because i like most of the cast. Michelle Rodriguez, yet again, puts out a good performance in a dumb movie. i wish she would break out of this.

Jack Ibbetson said...

Yeah I agree, she has potential but can't break out of the tough-girl stereotype.

Rachel [ f.g.i. ] said...

I'm a sucker for grindhouse action flicks, so MACHETE was a good time for me!

As you mentioned on my post, Lindsay Lohan's cameo was retarded and unnecessary.

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