Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 2:24PM
Machete is back, with a special dedication to Arizona on Cinco De Mayo. You know what that's all about, and it happens to tie in beautifully with the subject of the movie: Illegal immigration. Who would've thought a Grindhouse trailer would evoke the politics of the day?
So here's the first trailer for Machete, which stars Danny Trejo as the Mexican you just shouldn't cross. Only they do, "they" being Robert De Niro and Jeff
Fahey. Also, apparently, Don Johnson. Batting for the home team: Michelle Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, and Jessica Alba. Unaffiliated, at least by their
limited involvement in this trailer, are Steven Seagal and Lindsay Lohan.
It looks terrible, which is to say it's hit its target. Some movies can be so bad they're good, and this one is making every effort to do just that. That's a compliment. Check it out:
Machete opens on Labor Day weekend, which is traditionally the worst weekend of the year for new movies.