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“Hold the spit!” [Sartana]
on 9 March 2016
In this 2010 Grindhouse film, three years after being betrayed by his Chief and seeing his wife killed by powerful drug lord, Rogelio Torrez (Steven Seagal) and left for dead. down-and-out ex Mexican Federal Machete Cortez (Danny Trejo) roams Texas, scraping by on odd job work. Michael Booth (Jeff Fahey), a local businessman offers Machete $150,000 to kill corrupt Texas State Senator John McLaughlin (Robert De Niro) but it’s another set up and Machette is out for revenge.
If you like the Grindhouse style that inspired the making of this movie, the driving music, old style speckly film, gratuitous blood, gratuitous violence, corny dialogue, beautiful women, men with scars and tattoos, plenty of bad language and poor dialogue the first 10 minutes is superb, but then it gets bogged down in a standard plot and normal photography [lose a *].
The single disc goes straight to main menu offering play, scene selections, audio [English or audio descriptive], subtitles, [English, sdh, hindi, subtitles off], special features [deleted scenes, audience reaction track on/off] and trailers [blu ray ad, 5 trailers]. For once the deleted scenes are a worthwhile watch as they show some unused plotlines.
Personally I was expecting more ‘Planet Terror’ or ‘Nude Nuns with Guns’, what I saw was more detective drama with Grindhouse violence thrown in. Don’t take this the wrong way, I enjoyed the film, but I wasn’t over impressed with it, feeling someone took a flop detective plot and jazzed it up with over the top comedy violence.