How a fake trailer in another film has turned in to two actual movies is beyond me, but somehow Robert Rodriguez has pulled it off with his Machete series.
What began as a fake trailer in the Grindhouse film down by Rodriguez and Tarantino has turned into not only one film, but a follow-up. And, oddly enough, supposedly there are plans for a third film called Machete Kills Again. Overall I have to say Rodriguez has captured the overall vibe of the low-budget 1970’s films, but I get the distinct feeling he will go a bit heavy handed with a message again at the end. We’ll just have to see. (Have all the messages you want in a film, but radical tone shifts in the third act never makes me a happy camper.)
A word of warning before you watch this trailer… there is a reason it’s a red band trailer and you have to enter your birth date. It is extremely violent. You’ve been warned.
Machete Kills hits theaters on Oct. 11.