I’m undecided about Machete. On the one hand, everything about it is awesome. Danny Motherfucking Trejo in a starring role. Robert Rodriguez directing the kind of movie he’s best at (seriously: Fuck Spy Kids). It’s gloriously grindhouse-styled, B-movie stuff.
On the other hand, it’s a recipe for disaster. It’s getting too hyped up (and I blame myself for this as well), and it’s got the potential to be anywhere from middling to massively disappointing. But I’m staying hopeful. The cast is too good for words — even Jessica Alba. There was a time when I would have dreaded her presence, but she was surprisingly decent in The Killer Inside Me. Given that, Sin City, and this, it seems that Ms. Alba might be trying to reach some loftier goals than I expected. That’s sort of admirable, I suppose.
Anyway, here are a few new character posters for Machete. They’re all pretty much awesome, and I love that Don Johnson is in it. And don’t get me started on the hysterical badassery of Segal.
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