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Here’s Why the New ‘Machete Kills’ Trailer Is Fantastic…

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.

Your thoughts?

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.



  • horrorking95

    I’ve yet to see the first one, but trailer-wise I think this looks better. It looks more focused and the action looks really OTT fun. It looks like it has a nice sense of humour too!

    • weresmurf

      Agreed and I’m in the same boat. This one looks like they nailed the tone they needed to. I’ve seen little bits of part 1, I’m going to watch it tonight, but this trailer captured me in that ‘I NEED TO SEE IT’ way part 1’s never did.

  • doomas10

    Mel Gibson for the win. Glad to see him back! Also, the humour is spot on!

  • dr.lamb

    Okay, “Machete” was no bloodbath, but it had a bunch of nice gory scenes. I think it was bloody enough.

  • Ravinus

    Why can’t it be action-packed and have a substantial amount of gore gags. You’re not going to convince me Robert Rodriquez doesn’t have the resources. Come on.


    this looks much better than the first

  • djblack1313

    this DOES look better than the first movie (i still enjoyed it though!)!! the fight between sexy Amber Heard’s character & one of my all time faves super hot, kick ass Michelle Rodriguez’s character looks like it’s going to be great!! of course i said the same thing about RES EVIL RETRIBUTION’s much talked/rumored/supposedly “EPIC” fight between Alice & Jill and that turned out to be one of the fakest, terrible & not “EPIC” fights ever.


    the actually kick ass/wonderfully nasty/down & dirty fight between Michelle’s character Letty & Gina Carano’s character was fucking awesome! just sayin’.

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