Robert Rodriguez’s second feature film based on a fake trailer, Machete Kills, hits theaters on October 11th and the new preview is now online. The film totes a crazy, inspired cast that includes Charlie Sheen as the President of the United States, Mel Gibson as an arms dealer, and Lady Gaga as Cuba Gooding Jr.? I kinda wish that reveal wasn’t spoiled in the trailer, but now the character list of Lady Gaga as “La Chameleon” and Cuba Gooding Jr. as “El Chameleon” makes sense.
The first Machete was violent trashy fun and this follow-up looks like more of the same. But a Robert Rodriguez movie is usually good for some mindless entertainment so this could be enjoyable, even if you feel dirty afterwards. In addition to Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, and Cuba Gooding Jr., the rest of the all-star cast is rounded up by Jessica Alba, Antonio Banderas, Sofia Vergara, Michelle Rodriguez, Vanessa Hudgens, Amber Heard, and Edward James Olmos.
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In MACHETE KILLS, Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.