I pushed the DVD into the player with some trepidation. This was not a movie I was looking forward to seeing, since I am not fond of bloody scenes. My reason for viewing this film was its director, Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Once Upon a Time in Mexico); so, I decided to view this DVD on an empty stomach. The story is about Machete Cortez, played by Danny Trejo (Griindhouse, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D) as an ex-federale, hired to assassinate a Texas senator. Just as he was about to complete his job, he discovers he has been set up to be killed. From that point on, Machete goes on a bloody killing spree of revenge against the man who hired him. In real life, Danny was a drug addict who had been in and out of jail for 11 years, spending time in San Quentin. So when I say he was a bad ass in this movie, he was a crazy bad ass. The scenes in Mr Rodriguez’ directing style are so over the top, that I actually did not have a problem watching this movie and got a kick out it. Maybe it has something to do with the revenge angle or the perfect co-stars of Jessica Alba (Sin City, Fantastic Four) and Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar, The Fast & the Furious). Who knew killing could be so much fun. If you can handle the violence and blood, this is a wild movie to watch from Robert Rodriguez.
3 stars — DVD