The trailer for Machete originally featured between Planet Terror and Death Proof was one of the best parts of Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez‘s Grindhouse experience, further demonstrating how entertaining unabashed exploitation movies can be with tongue planted firmly in cheek, reveling in the finer points of the grindhouse flick while simultaneously making a good film. Unfortunately, all the feature-length version of Machete illustrates is that brevity is, indeed, the soul of wit.
So, if you haven’t already gathered from my reviews of The Expendables & Piranha 3D, I am a fan of over-the-top action movies and blood-soaked B-movies. I thoroughly enjoyed Grindhouse, and I was thrilled to hear that Machete (one of my favorite trailers from Grindhouse) was being made into a feature-length film. But quite frankly, I was very disappointed with Machete. Continue reading