A mate of mine has a hard-on for Steven Seagal and tonight he inspired me to chill out with one of his flicks. As I was sifting thru some of his decent ones I remembered that I hadn't shared my thoughts on Machete yet. Perfect!
This character's first feature length movie is long overdue. His origins date back to Desperado and carried on in a watered-down version in the Spy Kids movies... and now in an elaboration of the pseudo Grindhouse trailer comes his long awaited opus. This movie is total fun and it's packed with an awesome cast of supports such as Robert DeNiro, Jessica Alba, Cheech Marin and Michelle Rodriguez. More impressively are several familiar faces of old like Don Johnson, Jeff Fahey and of course Steven Seagal. The movie is packed with severed limbs, entrails and splatter. Its sensational grindhouse fodder and it delivers what it promises. I've seen it three times now and reckon I'll see it a few more times still. In my opinion this is DeNiro's best performance in years.