What can you say about the new full trailer for Machete Kills, really? It’s Robert Rodriguez in the full-on Grindhouse mode of Planet Terror and the original Machete, meaning the film will essentially be an over-the-top amalgam of ‘70s and ‘80s bad movie tropes, with Danny Trejo stomping around and bedding beautiful women and murdering the minions of Mel Gibson, who wears a jumpsuit and cape at some point. You’ll either love it or hate it.
The basic plot: Mel Gibson portrays a “madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer” who plans on spreading “war and anarchy across the planet.” Enter Machete, whom the president (Charlie Sheen) hires to beat Gibson, save the day, and do battle with various oddball hitmen played by Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Lady Gaga, and Cuba Gooding Jr.
Anyway, check it out:
Machete Kills is set for an October 11 release date, and co-stars Michelle Rodriguez, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexa Vega, Edward James Olmos, and William Sadler. Expect a lot of decapitations, blood and gore, and slightly less than tasteful nudity. Oh, and lots of moments in which you try to pretend Mel Gibson isn’t a total madman in real life.
What do you think of the Machete Kills trailer?