Leave your brain at home, sit back, and enjoy the ride
That's the attitude you have to have going into Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete', which is based on his faux-trailer from 'Grindhouse.'
When we first meet Machete (Danny Trejo) he's being betrayed by his boss and ends up watching his wife get murdered by a drug kingpin, Torrez. (Steven Seagal) We fast forward three years. Machete is in the US, and is hired to assassinate a senator, and get's set up..again. Now he's pissed and is going after all those who have wronged him. He enlists help from Sartana,(Jessica Alba) an Immigrations officer. And Luz, (Michelle Rodriguez) a Resistance fighter who helps illegal immigrants cross the border and find better lives.
Now this movie has it's obvious flaws in the acting department. Alba proves once again that she has limited range, and Lindsay Lohan shows up briefly
Bottom line: It's funny and gruesome and makes for a great popcorn flick. Even cringe-worthy performances from Alba and Lohan can't hurt it's credibility. It's just plain fun.
Memorable Quote: "Machete don't text!" - Machete (Danny Trejo)