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May 5, 2010


Machete trailer

The trailer that became a movie has become a trailer again: a new trailer for the full-length Machete is out!

It's been a rough time for Robert Rodriguez since he teamed up with Quentin Tarantino to do Grindhouse. He left his wife and 5 children to take up with his leading lady Rose McGowan, which, incredibly, did not work out. Also, Grindhouse was a flop, for reasons I still can't figure out.

At least something good is coming out of it. Machete was originally a fake trailer shown between the two short movies that made up Grindhouse (here's the video). Now it's a wonderfully pulpy looking full-length movie coming out in September, featuring the incredibly prolific extra turned character actor turned movie star Danny Trejo. Here's The A.V. Club's great recent interview with him.

There's also Robert DeNiro as an anti-immigrant Senator advocating a law that's pretty much exactly like the real one in Arizona ("every time an illegal dances across our border, it is an overt act of terrorism!") which is a total gift to this movie's marketing plan. And Jessica Alba and a one-eyed Michelle Rodriguez as tough freedom fighters, and Cheech Marin as a double-barreled priest.

Oh, and Lindsay Lohan in her first real movie in 3 years.

And Don Johnson.

This movie is like holy absolution for every actor who's noticed the phone doesn't ring as much as it used to.

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and Steven Seagal is in it fer chrissakes!!!!!!!! Yes that news is secondary to Michelle Rodriguez baring her abdomen and hopefully Jessica Alba doing same, but still, Steven Seagal (in his first real movie in at least 18 years)

Posted by: Chasler at May 5, 2010 8:19 PM

Yeah! He's a swordmaster lawman! This sure is one grateful cast.

Posted by: amy at May 5, 2010 8:41 PM

So, so, so excited. I've been more into Rodreguiz's flicks than QT's for a while now--- From Dusk Til Dawn has gone up massively in my estimation, and Once Upon A Time In Mexico is one of the only modern spaghetti Western homages to really get their originals' sheer madness. I love his loosey-goosey attitude to plot, and his endless visual enthusiasm, and this one looks to have a cast worthy of its camera.

Posted by: That Fuzzy Bastard at May 5, 2010 11:31 PM

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