Movie

Machete

Thursday, March 24 2011, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (sold out)
Tuesday, March 29 2011, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (sold out)
Wednesday, March 30 2011, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (sold out)
Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos

Robert Rodriguez
USA 2010, 105 min.
Action, crime


Machete’s eponymous hero is a former Mexican agent seeking justice for his countrymen, who always come off worst in border conflicts. At first it briefly looks like a political film, although you shouldn’t take the message too seriously. But the plot isn’t the most important thing; politics soon makes way for grotesque, bloody action.

Just like his earlier Grindhouse tribute Planet Terror, director Robert Rodriguez most of all wanted to continue the B movie style of the 1970s, full of violence, sex and deliberately bad acting.
In fact Planet Terror (2007) already showed the trailer in which the would-be assassin Machete was first previewed.