Machete Kills (2013)
I feel very misled by the negative reviews of Robert Rodriguez' sequel to Machete. As with the original, it is a tongue-in-cheek spoof. This time, however, things are that little bit more overblown.
Still the overblown aspect is set up right from the start with a trailer for the third movie in the series "Machete Kills Again... In Space". What is quite clever about the placing of this trailer at the start of the film is that it somewhat messes with our expectations. We know that somehow all the action needs to be heading into space by the end. As such it's no surprise to see the craziness escalate.
The jump to having Machete "in space" isn't a completely ridiculous move seeing as "Machete Kills" already takes place in a futuristic scenario. Right from the start we see that a group is attempting to sell some kind of rocket and a mysterious baddie appears to be holding a ray gun. Also, that wall between the US and Mexico which the crazier Republicans keep threatening to build is fully constructed here. What's more there's a villain with shape-changing abilities (though that feels more like magic than science).
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