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Friday, September 03, 2010

Sean Kelly

My Thoughts on Machete

If nothing else, Machete is a good demonstration of Robert Rodriguez's skills as an editor.  What began as a faux-trailer in Grindhouse is now a full-fledged film.  Most of the footage from that trailer reappears in this film with the newly shot footage and the transition seems flawless.

As for the film itself, it's definitely a "check your brain at the door" flick with the story basically there as a means to move from one hyper-violent action scene to the next (not that it's necessarily a bad thing).

I almost sort of wished that the film was packaged (with another film) as an official sequel to Grindhouse, but I suppose that would be too risky.  Still enjoyable though.

8/10

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).