Movie Preview: Machete Release Date: Sept. 3, 2010
This film stars: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, Lindsay Lohan, Don Johnson, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, Robert DeNiro, Jeff Fahey.
I came across this interesting movie trailer. It looks like Mexican American movie director Robert Rodriguez is sending a message to Arizona's extremist right wing politicians on Cinco de Mayo re: the despicable Racial Profiling bill sb1070. This is a very interesting movie trailer. My husband said it reminds him of the Blaxploitation movies of the 1970s. (Remember "Shaft"?) We needed those films to remind Blacks of their equal rights after the Civil Rights Movement. I am coining the term today: "Mexploitation." (remember I invented it when you hear it again!) Perhaps now, with the evil Racial Profiling bill in Arizona, Rodriguez is sending the message that Latinos need to remember their equal rights as well. Gone are the days when White Nationalists can kick the humble Latino in the face and hold their boots to their throats and expect a Thank You, Sir. It is TIME for Tyranny to END!! We ARE ALL EQUAL! God Bless America!
In this explosive action film, in the style of "Desperado" and "From Dusk til Dawn", stylish director Robert Rodriguez, directs an exciting film that could come from today's headlines. Machete (Trejo), is a renegade former "Mexican Federale". After a shakedown with a druglord (Seagal), Machete roams the towns and streets of Texas looking to do yard work in exchange for money. Michael Benz (Fahey), a local businessman, explains to Machete that McLaughlin (De Niro), a CORRUPT SENATOR, is sending hundreds of illegal immigrants out of the country. In order to stop this, Benz offers Machete $150,000 to kill McLaughlin. Machete accepts the murder contract. As Machete attempts to assassinate McLaughlin during a rally, he is double-crossed and one of Benz's henchmen shoots him. It is revealed that Benz orchestrated the entire attempted assassination to gain PUBLIC SUPPORT for McLaughlin's harsh anti-immigration laws. By setting up Machete as the patsy, the conspirators make it APPEAR that an outlaw ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT has tried to assassinate the senator.
A wounded Machete is taken to a hospital to be treated for wounds, and escapes from the guards before he can be arrested. Agent Sartana (Alba), a persistent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, is sent by her superior, Lt. Stillman (Johnson), to go find and capture the injured Machete. Machete, with the help of Luz (Rodriguez), a beautiful local mexican american citizen, recruits Padre Benecio del Toro (Marin), Machete's "holy" brother. To take revenge on Benz, Machete kidnaps Benz's wife and his daughter, April (Lohan), who has a penchant for guns. After encountering Machete, Sartana begins to have a special interest in the blade slinger. Machete rallies a group of illegal immigrants together, and begins to hunt the people who double crossed him.