One of my big movie going disappointments in 2010 was Machete. I don’t know why, I didn’t build this up in my mind to be anything grand. All I was expecting was a fun, ultra-violent cheesy grind house film that … Continue reading

Robert Rodriguez Insists on Making Another ‘Machete’ Movie

One of my big movie going disappointments in 2010 was Machete. I don’t know why, I didn’t build this up in my mind to be anything grand. All I was expecting was a fun, ultra-violent cheesy grind house film that didn’t take itself too seriously. What I got was an overly plotted movie with too many characters, lulls between action that lasted too long and arguably Jessica Alba’s worst performance ever, which is saying something.

It wasn’t a  big surprise to me when Machete didn’t blow up the box office, but I am surprised that Rodriquez and company are insisting on a sequel. Then again, the first film only cost around $10 million to produce and grossed something like $44 million worldwide. If you add in the cable and home video sales, I’m sure the filmmakers made a tidy little profit. I suppose it’s not that big a surprise after all.

Deadline New York is reporting the sequel to Machete, Machete Kills, could go into production as early as April. Rodriguez, who wrote and directed last film, outsourced scripting duties to Kyle Ward, although I’m sure Roriguez had lots of input.

“The fan response to the Machete character has been fanatical since his first appearance,” Rodriguez said. “Machete is truly a super hero and Machete Kills will be bigger and more ambitious than the first time.”

This time around Machete is…

“… recruited by the U.S. Government for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man. Machete must battle his way through Mexico to take down a madman cartel leader and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war across the planet with a weapon in space. Machete takes on an army in an effort to dismantle a plan for global anarchy.”

Danny Trejo hasn’t officially signed on yet, but I’m sure its only a matter of time. Producers also hope to bring back most of the cast of the first film, at least those actors whose characters survived.

What did you think of Machete, do you agree with my opinion or am I being too hard on it?

SOURCE: Deadline New York

  • Anonymous

    This just in..The Sequel will be called ”Machete Killls”

    Also I just came from the future where a threquel has been announced…it is called “Machete Kills Again”

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcus.d.fiasco Marcus D. Ellison

    I hated the first one so I could care less

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Al-K/511619482 Al K

    i liked the first one. it could have been so much better but it didn’t suck and i liked it enough to own it!

  • Anonymous

    I liked Machete a lot, but it’s definitely a flawed film. One it’s not as warped as the original trailer from Grindhouse, yes Jessica Alba was awful, but thats ok. The attempt at political posturing was its biggest problem, there was just enough where you almost think RR wanted you to take it seriously. If they stick with a formula of just a fun, cartoonishly violent, absurd mess Machete Kills can be a lot better…and by the way I’m not entirely sure Steven Seagal died at the end…hoping he makes it back for the sequel. He was actually really funny in it.

  • Philip Sticco

    I’ve watched it on cable a couple times, and liked it a bit more. I just don’t think it delivers on the promise of the Grind House trailer.

  • christian sylvain

    Maybe the focus will actually be on the title character this time around, and not the 50,000 characters surrounding him

  • http://twitter.com/thepozr Preston

    I didn’t care for the political bullshit of the first one.  Although to be fair, I didn’t/couldn’t make it through the whole movie.  Jessica Alba was bad, but so was just about everyone else.

  • Anonymous

    Jessica Alba was bad, but did anyone in that movie do good besides the comic relief Steven Seagal provided? 

  • Anonymous

    Really! This shit needs to stop! I’ll admit the first was a “fun” idea to take a ‘c’ grade trailer from a ‘b’ grade movie and and have some fun with it. But “… recruited by the U.S. Government, mission impossible for any mortal man. Battle his way through
    Mexico, take down a madman cartel leader and an eccentric billionaire
    arms dealer, weapon in space. global anarchy.”

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Seriously people do not encourage producers to keep doing this rubbish by giving them your hard earned  dollars at the cinemas. Treat it like most of the other unoriginal trash that just gets cranked out in the hopes it will break even before word of mouth destroys any credibility it pretends to have.

    Download it!

  • Anonymous

    Haha, I’d enjoy the heck out of that!

    Wise_Man… Please share more of the future…
    Will Nolan do a 4th Batman? Batman Beyond, maybe?
    Man of Steel, is it all Snyder slow-mo (like 10+ hrs long)?
    Does Ryan Reynolds eventually plays EVERY superhero (kills comics)?
    We’ve got The Avengers, but do we ever get the Justice League, together?
    :-)

  • Anonymous

    lol Its written at the end of the first machete film. And yes all thos things are guranteed to happen since they make money. You should see the fanboys hating on me for talking trash about the obvious cash grab that is the SpiderMan reboot.

  • Anonymous

    & i insist on not seeing it. that movie sucked

  • Anonymous

    LOL.
    Fanboys and truth go together like…
    Square p*nises and round v*ginas.
    :-)

  • Anonymous

    rofl

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