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Robert Rodriguez Believes "Machete" Can Be a "Latin James Bond"
NBC NY ^ | 08.18.10

Posted on 09/02/2010 12:53:01 PM PDT by Perdogg

Director Robert Rodriguez has big plans for his Danny Trejo-led "Machete," even calling it the "Latin James Bond."

"This is the first Latin superhero in Hollywood cinema," he said on Tuesday. "People were saying when they saw the trailer, how come no one has done this

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnewyork.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: boycotthollywood; defundtheleft; hollyweird; illegalimmigration; machete; reconquista; robertrodriguez; sedition
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I might see this movie. Especially the scene with the cell phone
1 posted on 09/02/2010 12:53:05 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: GOPsterinMA; GSP.FAN; Young Werther; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; Clemenza; ..

ping


2 posted on 09/02/2010 12:54:18 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Perdogg

Just be sure to sneak in to see it.


3 posted on 09/02/2010 12:54:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Perdogg

This Mexican is deadly with a machete; but you should see how much better he is with a leaf blower.


4 posted on 09/02/2010 12:56:07 PM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Perdogg
"This is the first Latin superhero in Hollywood cinema,"

Nope:


5 posted on 09/02/2010 12:56:19 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Perdogg

Is this the film where the idea is that illegal immigrants kill anti-illegal immigrant politicians in Arizona??


6 posted on 09/02/2010 12:56:36 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Perdogg

Yeah I saw the trailer, latinos killing evil white people who are against illegal immigration.

No thanks.


7 posted on 09/02/2010 12:57:31 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (The Obama Presidency, just over a year old, and already the worst in history)
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To: Brett66

You got that right. Too bad they overproduced the Zorro films. Perhaps a bit more comedy would have helped the franchise last longer.


8 posted on 09/02/2010 12:58:13 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: GeronL

Yep. Picking up where John Kerry’s antiVietnam War group left off.


9 posted on 09/02/2010 12:58:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: Perdogg

Any reason that Machete isn’t going after the murderous drug lords and the corrupt politicians and police in Mexico?


10 posted on 09/02/2010 1:00:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: Perdogg
“Tequila, shaken, not stirred” just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Will the Latin James Bond drive a Aston Jalopy?

Will he have a “license to immigrate”?

Will he get briefings from Miss Pesopenny?

11 posted on 09/02/2010 1:00:21 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: allmendream

I’m here to see Que.


12 posted on 09/02/2010 1:01:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: Perdogg

What happens when you cross an illegal Mexican with an elderly Asian? A car thief who can’t drive.


13 posted on 09/02/2010 1:03:32 PM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a dog.)
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To: Perdogg
"This is the first Latin superhero in Hollywood cinema," he said on Tuesday.

I guess he did not hear about this guy...


14 posted on 09/02/2010 1:05:52 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Perdogg

I like Danny Trejo, the dude sure has a commanding presence. Not sure about the movie though..


16 posted on 09/02/2010 1:06:40 PM PDT by Paradox (Socialism - trickle up poverty.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“I’m here to see Que” Latin James Bond

Por que?

Porque.

Por que?

Porque.

(Translation: Why? Because. Why? Because.)


17 posted on 09/02/2010 1:07:11 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: GeronL

This is the film being incorrectly described that way by many commentators who haven’t actually seen it. In reality it’s a blaxploitation flick with a Mexican, lots of violence, some explosions, gratuitous nudity, and some semblance of a plot that nobody who’s going to watch the movie is going to pay any attention.


18 posted on 09/02/2010 1:10:12 PM PDT by discostu (Keyser Soze lives)
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To: GeronL

Is that what the movie is about?


19 posted on 09/02/2010 1:10:24 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Perdogg
"This is the first Latin superhero in Hollywood cinema,"

EXCUSE ME! Are you forgetting Speedy Gonzales? Arriba, Arriba, Andele, andele.

20 posted on 09/02/2010 1:13:36 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Perdogg

It’s about padding out a fake trailer from Tarantino’s Grindhouse double feature into a full length movie.

When is John Landis finally going to make See You Next Wednesday?


21 posted on 09/02/2010 1:14:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: Perdogg

Todays action movies have been filled with so many unbelievable and impossible spcial effects that they aren’t worth watching.

I think this one has some other reasons to keep me home. I pass.


22 posted on 09/02/2010 1:14:28 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Hodar

Mexicans are being hacked to death and beheaded across the border. Rodriguez wants to make more violent movies glorifying it. He and Tarantino just make violent blood soaked crap. Quentin will say - oh I am just following in the footsteps of Sam Peckipah.

Hollywood is s**t.


23 posted on 09/02/2010 1:14:34 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: a fool in paradise

Sadly John Landis is another sellout. He was backing Polanksi.


24 posted on 09/02/2010 1:16:17 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Perdogg

Here’s a review with some of the background on the plot

http://www.houstonpress.com/2010-09-02/film/blades-of-gory/
When it’s not LOL-funny, ­Robert Rodriguez’s Machete is downright dull.


25 posted on 09/02/2010 1:16:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: a fool in paradise
It’s about padding out a fake trailer from Tarantino’s Grindhouse double feature into a full length movie.

Rodriguez's work on Grindhouse was far better than the Tarantino half. I don't know if Machete the move is any good but even the trailer was better than Death Race or whatever stupid movie Tarantino made.

26 posted on 09/02/2010 1:21:39 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: circlecity
LOL. Speedy Gonzales por el presidente de Mexico por favor

There you have it. The candidate. The slogan.
Thanks for the pleasant memory from a happy childhood.
27 posted on 09/02/2010 1:23:24 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Tarantino should have used the money from both of those films and remade Escape from LA.

Why is it directors feel they need to remake GOOD movies?


28 posted on 09/02/2010 1:26:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: Perdogg
"This is the first Latin superhero in Hollywood cinema,"

Santo objects to your impertinence!


29 posted on 09/02/2010 1:28:23 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: discostu; SeaDragon
This is the film being incorrectly described that way by many commentators who haven’t actually seen it. In reality it’s a blaxploitation flick with a Mexican, lots of violence, some explosions, gratuitous nudity, and some semblance of a plot that nobody who’s going to watch the movie is going to pay any attention.

Ok, this just goes to show I watch entirely too many bad movies.

Does anyone recall a couple of movies a few years ago called "Death Proof" and "Grind House" by Tarantino?

Well at the beginning of those movies it gave you cheesy trailers.. "Nazi Wearwolf Women", etc.. and one of the trailers was for "Machete", with this actor in it.

Ok, do I get the obscure fact win of the day?

:-)

30 posted on 09/02/2010 1:28:40 PM PDT by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: All

I love Trejo and hope the reports of the film being a bash-whitey fest aren’t true.
I’m still waiting for “Werewolf Women of the SS”....


31 posted on 09/02/2010 1:29:19 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: RikaStrom

Everybody already knew that. That’s how this got made, somebody decided there was enough positive buzz about the Machete trailer to actually fun the movie (he had a script from ages ago). They’re also making Hobo with a Shotgun, due out next spring.


32 posted on 09/02/2010 1:32:17 PM PDT by discostu (Keyser Soze lives)
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To: Perdogg

Terantino and Rodriguez make fun movies, but they never make much money because they are targeted to campy nuts like me. I hope this is watchable, but Trejo will not be seen in this role after this movie craps out.


33 posted on 09/02/2010 1:32:47 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
"Rodriguez's work on Grindhouse was far better than the Tarantino half."

Agreed, but that's more a comment on how bad the Tarantino half was. The Rodriguez half wasn't good by any means but it wasn't as mind numbingly boring as the Tarrantino half. Which is a shame because the "1970's drive in double feature" concept was petty cool if they had executed it better.

34 posted on 09/02/2010 1:33:13 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: a fool in paradise
I've always liked Danny Trejo. But I don't like the "anti-immigration senator" aspect of the plot. So I'll pay to see another film and then sneak into the last showing of 'Machete'. Possible to do on a week night when the cineplex cuts staff.

Then I'll wait till I can get the DVD for free from the library in about five months.

35 posted on 09/02/2010 1:34:02 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: discostu

LOL

Too funny. Make a fake trailer and get enough buzz that you make a real movie.

Hobo with a Shotgun?! OY


36 posted on 09/02/2010 1:35:07 PM PDT by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: Perdogg; All

Yeah, sure - El Gigantesco!!! El Legendario!!!! JAIMEEEEEE BONDO!!!!!

Except he’s hideously ugly, his hair always looks filthy/oily, he dresses like a payaso, he grunts instead of speaking, did I mention he’s realy ugly, and... well, on second thought maybe he’s a perfect Latino hero.

But, I’ll probably see the movie anyway. I love that stuff, and it’s just gotta have hot Latinas!!!


37 posted on 09/02/2010 1:38:44 PM PDT by conservativeharleyguy (Democrats: Over 60 million fooled daily!)
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To: JennysCool
Does Santos have elephantitus of the balls or what?
38 posted on 09/02/2010 1:40:17 PM PDT by linn37 ( "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Perdogg
James Bond-like lines for the future franchise.

Q
Right. Now listen up doble-cero-siete. This burro
has a few new features including bullet-proof windscreen,
rotating license plates, ejection seat and retractable,
side-mounted surface-to-air missile launchers and six cup
dispensers.

* * *

Doble-Cero-Siete
You know there's no one else for me, Dinerocentavo.

* * * El dedo
No, Senor Bond. I expect you to muerte.
39 posted on 09/02/2010 1:45:25 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
The Stuntman Mike movie was 90% fast forward material and maybe 12 minutes of good stuff.
I have never seen so many sympathetic victims that i wanted to see die so bad in any movie before.

I still can't believe Kurt Russell agreed to be beat to death by chicks.
Actually i can't believe Kurt Russell even agreed to do the movie at all.

40 posted on 09/02/2010 1:47:46 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: allmendream

Will he drive an Aston Martin that bounces up and down? Big fluffy dice on the mirror rather than machine guns? And will he have a partner named CHONG??


41 posted on 09/02/2010 1:51:20 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj

I’m there, for no other reason than to see the “hidden cell phone” trick! YA-HOO!!!


42 posted on 09/02/2010 2:09:38 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Vote McCarthy (MA-6)/Bielat (MA-4). MA-4 is Bwaney's district.)
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To: Ciexyz
There's some 12:01 AM showings in my area.
43 posted on 09/02/2010 2:19:06 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: conservativeharleyguy
Instead of "Betty La Fea" (Ugly Betty in the Spanish version), it's "Danny El Feo". I mean that as a compliment.
44 posted on 09/02/2010 2:21:34 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Cubs Fan

That wasn’t the real trailer. It was a joke, but the movie is just a paler version.


45 posted on 09/02/2010 2:23:39 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Perdogg

Please don’t pay money to see it. All the “gringos” are bad and the Mexicans are victims of American corporations. Typical leftist BS.


46 posted on 09/02/2010 2:25:07 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb; SunkenCiv; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

I wish they would let me write script for a movie. It would based on literary elements decribed as part-Len Deighton, part-Ian Fleming, part-Kingsley Amis, and part-Sax Rohmer.


47 posted on 09/02/2010 3:20:43 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“The Mark of Zorro” is from 1920, and it’s very much from Hollywood, so... it’d be quite hard to be even more mistaken.


48 posted on 09/02/2010 3:50:42 PM PDT by Moose Burger
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To: al baby; Artemis Webb; Extremely Extreme Extremist; lainie; lewisglad; PennsylvaniaMom; ...

ping


49 posted on 09/02/2010 4:04:03 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Perdogg

Danny Trejo is 66 years old. A bit old to be a “Latin James Bond”.


50 posted on 09/02/2010 4:06:28 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Barbour 2012)
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