Sunday, January 23, 2011

Machete (2010)

1st View
Format: Blu-ray
Venue: Rivendell

The Good: Plenty of blood and hot women.

The Bad: Machete comes jam-packed with shit writing and an obnoxious identity crisis. It pretends to be a sendup of classic exploitation films only in so much as it serves as a cop out for Rodriguez's horrendously bad filmmaking. Beyond that, the aesthetic and spirit that allowed Grindhouse to work so well is completely abandoned.

The Weird: The scene where Jessica Alba is on the phone with her boss features one of the single worst cinematography choices I've ever seen. It incessantly flips back and forth between a headon closeup and a profile closeup.

Rating: 3/10 Atkins

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