Decent but forgettable 'Die Hard' clone in which a kickboxing Fire Marshal (Van Damme) takes his children to a hocky game on the same day that terrorists decide to hijack the arena. Talk about rotten luck.
Totally Immoral, But You Gotta Luv It!
Reviewed by Lexuses71 for Machete at 2010-09-12 13:16:30
Saw it yesterday, it was off the chain! This is pure Robert Rodriguez at his best. We dug it, especially when Danny Trejo says (deadpan) to Alba "Machete don't text"! Yup, over the top violence, nudity, mean azz characters, but a more interesting plot that I expected. You have to watch this film with a certain 'detachment',knowing full well the 'shock & awe" factor will be high. Really glad at 66 Danny is getting his props. Fits him like a glove. Great cast, Fehey, DiNiro & Johnson were
total pricks & pricelessly chewing scenery. Cheech Marin was a hoot. Michelle Rodriguez was her usual bad azz self (does she ever play non-bad azz types?) looking good. Even Lindsey didn't bother me for a change with
the shot and mostly nude screentime she had. The heck with the reviewers who can't hang, go see this film.
I remember when I was about 13 years old still watch this movie every halloween ... the little catchy catch phrases and the little jokes and the invisible jokes ... this movie brings a lot of childhood memories back to me. I still will never get old of this movie...