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Definitely not up to mark with the previous instalment though it manages to create some fun moments with its classy action cult formula including the cheesy gore graphics. Danny Trejo as Machete is more badass and is ready for pretty much anything. Have to agree that Robert Rodriguez' selection of cast is wise especially the villain part, and he does bring forward many characters from his previous movies and a great thing in this movie was Lady Gaga being part of it which was a surprise. When the Grindhouse series was released, there was a trailer shown for Machete which follows similar principles of it, and when it became a movie, two more goofy trailers for Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again. Now the second one has become a reality and it included another for Machete Kills Again in Space. Seems Rodriguez is planning this as a series.
Machete is an entertaining action movie pretty much like a sister of the Grindhouse series. Most characters from Grindhouse and From Dusk till Dawn reprises in this movie and most shots and sequences and color tone have their fair similarity. Actually Machete was released as a fake trailer with the Grindhouse series of Robert Rodriguez, but when it became a reality it turned out to be more fun to watch just like the Planet Terror movie has offered. And another good thing was the big names like in the cast itself.