Review: Machete

28 Jan 12

"They just f****d with the wrong moviegoer..."

The fake trailer in GRINDHOUSE was fantastic - one of the best moments in the entire movie - but sadly this extended version fails to be either funny or entertaining. Neither homage nor pastiche this just doesn't work - despite De Niro's presence and a great cast. Robert Rodriguez has made some great adult movies (and some crap kids fare) - but this neither shocks nor delights. It feels rushed, barely scripted and relies on "post modern irony" to disguise the fact that, unlike the excellent PLANET TERROR of GRINDHOUSE - this Mexican just doesn't cut the mustard... er, taco.