"MACHETE KILLS" from Open Road Films opens Fri., Oct. 11, 2013.
STARRING: Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson, Carlos Estevez, Amber Heard, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, William Sadler, Lady GaGa, Antonio Banderas, Alexa Vega and Vanessa Hudgens.
DIRECTOR: Robert Rodriguez ("Sin City", "Spy Kids", "Desperado", "The Faculty").
Machete (Trejo) is recruited by the U.S. Government to help track down an arms dealer in Mexico who wants to launch a weapon into space.
Stay focused here, movie lovers. There is no deep heavy meaning to this film. It's a simple storyline that is carried by three words: action, violence and gore. If you need the deep heavy thing to enjoy a movie you have no place here. If you enjoy hard-hitting nonstop action, this is the place for you to be. Simple as that. This is Robert Rodriguez at his no-holds-barred best and Danny Trejo leads a perfect cast to an exciting conclusion.
Mel Gibson is (again) perfect as an anti-social bad boy. Carlos Estevez (a.k.a.: Charlie Sheen) is perfect as an anti-social politician. Amber Heard is perfect--period. It's one wild ride that will never receive an Oscar or any approval from KQRS-FM Morning Show host Tom Barnard. That's the best part. It means this film is great for exactly what it is--a nonstop action thriller with a great cast and a lot of laughs.