Monday, February 28, 2011

Machete (2010)

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Machete is a loving parody of the 1970's B-movie exploitation film genre, this one centered on the Mexican drug war and illegal immigration in Texas. The movie is a continuous exercise in Rule of Cool and Refuge in Audacity, complete with a motorcycle-mounted gatling gun, dual-wielded machetes, and a completely over-the-top bit involving the length of the small intestine. A bit gory, but in a dark comedy way. There are some earnest political undertones, pro-immigration and anti-drug-war, but they're presented in a way that welcomes the audience to laugh and disagree. Overall I enjoyed the film quite a bit. Score: 4 stars out of 4.

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