I’m not too sure about the new sorta-trend of faux-grindhouse fare. Machete probably won’t do particularly well, and while I love the idea of it, I’m not sure how successful the execution will end up. Our own Dan Carlson seemed none too enamored of it, and his is an opinion I tend to trust.
Hobo With A Shotgun was another fake trailer that screened before Grindhouse, and it was met with a good amount of audience glee. I thought it was pretty funny myself. Now it, much like Machete, is becoming its own movie, starring none other than C-movie star Rutger Hauer. Now, I loves me some Hauer, whether it’s in ironically awful flicks like Blind Fury and Split Second, or more serious genre films like Batman Begins. So when reader Lauren sent me the link for the trailer, I was all sorts of excited. And I admit, the trailer’s pretty sweet. It’s surprisingly serious in tone, even if it’s a sort of grimy, goofy serious. But this has almost no star power attached to it, and instead of a heavyweight like Robert Rodriguez at the helm, it’s directed by Jason Eisener, who’s only other credit is a short film called Treevenge.
Whatever. Watch the trailer:
Yeah. Fuck what I just said. I’m strangely drawn to it. It looks hilariously gory and ridiculous. It’s the kind of shit I can get down with. I mean, I’m in love with the simplicity of it.
With a shotgun.
What’s not to love?