Okay, there’s one very specific thing that I like about the new trailer for Open Road’s Machete Kills, in theaters October 11 – but you’re not going to like it. There’s no blood. I would have liked the 2010 Machete, based on a faux trailer from the 2007 Grindhouse, to have been a bloodbath, but it wasn’t. It fell completely short of my expectations, especially considering its source material. With Machete Kills, director Robert Rodriguez trades in gore for extreme, over-the-top action (like a boat flipping over and killing people with the propeller to a guy being launched into a plane), which looks much more in place than Machete swinging on intestines. While I hope there’s serious blood flow in the Danny Trejo starrer, I would be more than happy to see the below trailer be faithful to what transpires on screen: no blood, all action.
“Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States (Charlie Sheen) for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer (Mel Gibson) who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.”
Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Zoe Saldana, Edward James Olmos, Charlie Sheen, Elise Avellan, Electra Avellan, William Sadler, Lady Gaga, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Marko Zaror all star.