The latest film creation of Robert Rodriguez. You have probably seen some of Robert’s other films such as Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City (Guest Director), but most recent and relevant is his Grindhouse film (Planet Terror). Machete was initially a fake trailer included in Grindhouse 3 years ago but has now fruition-ed into its own feature film.
If you have seen any of Robert Rodriguez film’s you have undoubtibly noticed his cheesy ’70s flare, that have turned his films into instant cult classics. Machete does not fall short and if you like his style you will love this film.
It is packed with action and big name stars such as Machete (Danny Trejo), an evil crime boss (a bloated Steven Seagal), oily businessman (Jeff Fahey), a racist politician (Robert De Niro), a sexy federal agent (Jessica Alba), a fiery female revolutionary (Michelle Rodriguez), the businessman’s daughter, a drugged-up mess (Lindsay Lohan), who may or may not have read the script before her brief topless scene. However, for those eager to see LiLo in a nun’s outfit blowing bad guys away, this is your movie.
After a violent shakedown from a notorious drug lord nearly kills him, Machete, a renegade Mexican Federale and tough–as–nails vigilante for justice, roams the streets of Texas, working as a day laborer. When Machete is hired by a crooked US Senator to execute a covert hit, Machete is double–crossed and forced to run from the cops and an endless stream of assassins. But what they don’t know is that Machete is looking for them so he can settle the score.