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What Kind of Crazy Person Would Mess With Danny Trejo's Family?

By TK Burton | Trailers | May 20, 2010 |

By TK Burton | Trailers | May 20, 2010 |

I want to love this. I really, really do. There’s so much to love. Danny Trejo, who of late has become sort of the petrifyingly badass, tattooed mascot of the site (mostly due to our anticipation of Machete). I like Donal Logue. Well… I liked him in Blade and The Tao of Steve, anyway. It’s even got Jason Mewes, who I know annoys the hell out of a lot of people, but who I still find kind of retardedly endearing.

And I know it’s supposed to be sort of a Grindhouse-style crapfest. But it just doesn’t look particularly good. Although I have to admit — it’s kind of a poorly done trailer, on par with that hideous Kevin Sorbo flick I posted a couple of days ago. So maybe the movie’s got more promise than the trailer shows. Take a look:

Then again, maybe it’s just wishful thinking. Plus, there is a serious excess of him crying, which is just weird. Seeing Danny Trejo cry is like seeing a dog walk on it’s hind legs, or like flying a kite at night. It’s just wrong.

Honestly, they could just have 90 minutes of Danny Trejo sneering and fucking people up, and I’d probably buy into it.

Oh, one last thing that really just re-emphasizes how fucking awesome Trejo is: Last year, he was giving the movie away for free. No, seriously. Here’s his quote:

“The economy is not the greatest right now and I don’t feel good about charging movie fans 20 dollars for a DVD that they just don’t have. I want the fans to forget bout their problems for a couple of hours and enjoy a good movie. I’ll give them the movie and they get the popcorn.”

But wait, there’s more. In a surprisingly savvy marketing move, Trejo and ITN Flix, the production company, also said that people can order them in bulk ($5.99 per copy), and give them away to whoever they want. The people who gave the most copies away? Get a speaking part in the sequel. I think the deal is over with now, but still. Pretty cool.

Even if the movie looks kind of silly.

Just don’t tell him I said that, OK?

TK Burton is an Editorial Consultant. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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