So today, a couple friends (Nate and Alex) and I (Chuck) went on an impromptu trip to the movie theater to see Robert Rodriguez' newest flick, Machete. What an excellent decision it was. I had heard a whole bunch about this movie due to its insane coverage on Bloody-Disgusting. Although its not really a horror movie, I enjoyed it tremendously. The movie had a who's who of actors, including Danny Trejo, Steven Segal, Robert De Niro, Michelle Rodriguez and Jessica Alba. Cheech Marin and Lindsay Lohan also had very funny cameos in the film.
The film started out as a faux trailer for the famous 2007 dual release, Grindhouse. Enough people showed interest in the trailer, that a decision was made to turn Machete into a full length feature film. The story is easily followed, and fun to get in to. There was an intense mixture of humor and brutality, which made it all the better. The action is pretty much nonstop, with some pretty barbaric killings. The only thing I wasn't insane about is the use of CGI effects. Although CGI was used, it wasn't overused to look ridiculous.
Overall, this has to be one of the best movies I've seen in theaters in a good while. The guys and I had an awesome time laughing at the jokes while cringing at the deaths. If you're looking for a bloody good action flick, Machete is for you.