As much as I love B movies and grindhouse flicks, I always thought the whole Machete thing was pretty silly, and I’m glad Robert Rodriguez won’t be wasting his time on it anymore, because Machete Kills tanked at the box office. Or will Machete one day return?
As Vulture reminds us, Rodriguez did promise a Machete in Space movie several Comic-Cons ago, and this trailer comes complete with a grainy, 16 millimeter look, cheesy special effects, cameos from Michelle Rodriguez and Lady Gaga, intentionally bad stunt choreography, and a robot who’s supposed to be Justin Bieber getting blasted by the bladed one. The trailer also has a bogus X rating “For cigarette use, prolonged sexual content, pervasive language and space violence.”
With Machete Kills, Robert Rodriguez definitely overstuffed the turkey, so we’re not sure if there will be another movie down the road. Maybe the solution is to keep the installments as short as possible, like this trailer, because in the B movie world, the trailers and the posters were always far more amusing than the actual movies anyways.