Really wanted to like this, but the script could have used some more work. I liked the second half, especially once things finally kicked into gear and really got going, but the first half was really slow and seemed to put on the brakes every time it was about to do something. And I was upset when Owen Wilson got killed near the end. A lot of times I can't stand the guy, but I was really liking him in this, and then--BAM! There he goes.
I need to rent the original. I remember liking it, but only saw it once back in 1995 or so.
Not far from where I live, but I've never gotten around to visiting it. Has also been used in Nash Bridges, So I Married An Axe Murderer, and A View To A Kill. Funny seeing it look so run down and overgrown. It usually looks quite nice.
PRIVATE PARTS.......Actually a rather gross, but funny movie - Never really cared much for Howard Stern, but he actually is not a "half-bad" actor.....Some of NBC Network stuff is absolutely hilarious!!!
Machete - 9/10 “Machete” is a hardcore action movie but also manages to be what may be offensive to a few. Illegal immigrants are referred to in a number of derogatory terms and racial slurs abound among the paramilitary group of border mercenaries and Senator McLaughlin. There are also a number of scenes that may be seen by some as sacrilegious to the catholic religion. Most of the “offensive” things are so obviously tongue-in-cheek and fit the movie so well that they work. There is also a very ironic ending for Senator McLaughlin that I couldn’t help but smile at.
The music primarily consists of hard rock/heavy metal driven by percussion and electric guitar performed by Robert Rodriguez’ band Chingon. The music is heavy and effective for increasing the adrenaline in the big action scenes. Its nice to finally hear some proper guitar shredding and not the usual generic stuff we get when rock guitar is used on a soundtrack. John Debney also provided additional music for the score.
If you are a fan of big action movies, not easily offended, and don’t mind a little nudity, “Machete” is tons of fun. Thankfully the nudity is limited to some bare-chested women because the thought of watching Trejo in a sex scene isn’t very appealing. Rather than showing sex, the act is implied through the use of porno music. There is some hardcore violence in a few of the action scenes including decapitation and tons of blood. The blood feels just right for the scenes and not excessive. If you are a fan of Robert Rodriguez’ style of cheesy action, “Machete” is great fun and has a much more cohesive plot than “Planet Terror.”
Is't a horror movie Herr Mitchell? Is't scary? I've got questions; you've got answers; give 'em up.
'Tis a horror movie, yes. I wouldn't call it scary, but it's definitely creepy and even downright disturbing at times. Bette Davis does a great job, as does Karen Black, but Oliver Reed steals the show with an especially intense performance. In addition to the films GoldsmithFan mentioned above, the house was also used in one of my all time favorite horror films: Phantasm.