Machete Kills has released its first teaser trailer and it's immediately clear that director, Robert Rodriguez's approach to the film could be summarized by one old saying: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
What started as a "Mexploitation" premise conceived in Rodriguez's mind 20 years ago, later becoming a fake trailer in 2007's Grindhouse, eventually evolving into the controversial 2010 Machete feature film has brought its ambitiously over-the-top proclivities to this upcoming sequel without losing a single step. Star, Danny Trejo returns as the ex-Federale, Machete Cortez, a walking, talking killing machine...of death who trouble just can't resist finding.
This time, it looks like William Sadler's small town sheriff gets an all-too-critical call from the U.S. President to release Machete. (Who he took into custody without the use of Extremis.) It seems the President has a mission for Machete to take down an evil arms dealer played by a more sane version of Mel Gibson. Of course, as anyone who's seen the first film knows, Machete's had bad experiences taking these type of jobs from politicians with hidden agendas. But, then again, this is the President. How can you NOT trust him? Especially if that President is CHARLIE SHEEN. (Under his real name of "Carlos Estevez," for the sake of doing as the Romans do, so to speak.) -- And really, that's all you need to know about the plot. At this point, the smelly remnant of a major Taco Bell bender is about to hit the fan and your eyes get treated to an orgy of all-out carnage and bizarre, confusing sexual innuendo. So, as I implied, more of the same.
Rounding out this humongous cast are a returning Michelle Rodriguez, Sofía Vergara (the bringer of the literal and figurative "big guns"), Demián Bichir, Amber Heard, Antonio Banderas, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Savini, and Lady Gaga as what appears to be a creepy/sexy killer roadside hooker...just because.
Machete Kills reveals that blood of the wicked is a perfect condiment for "Taco Time" when it hits theaters on September 13. Check out the debut teaser trailer below!