Saw Machete again last night 37 replies, 21110 views

(brian)
1/5/2011 2:51:00 PM
this time on Blu-Ray. Still kicks ass.
$teve grove
1/5/2011 2:53:00 PM
aboutleaving
1/5/2011 2:53:00 PM
great movie
-Jeremy-
1/5/2011 2:55:00 PM
I didn't like it very much, to be honest. Which was disappointing because I was really looking forward to it. The political overtones were WAY too apparent throughout the entire movie. Rodriguez smashed moviegoers in the face relentlessly with his political viewpoints, which I found pretty annoying.

It definitely had its moments though.
Dianana
1/5/2011 2:58:00 PM
"durrdurrdurr, I'm germy."
aboutleaving
1/5/2011 3:01:00 PM
i like the way he smashes you over the head with it. it's not like you're going to learn anything about politics from the movie. putting across a subtle political message in a movie like this... i'm not sure how well that would work.
-Jeremy-
1/5/2011 3:02:00 PM
People on here would obviously resent the fact that I didn't like it very much, but hey, I'm used to it by now. Would have been soooo much better if he left his political bias out of it and just made a straight up awesome action b-movie.
Dianana
1/5/2011 3:10:00 PM
Originally posted by: Dianana

"durrdurrdurr, I'm germy."

Steve
1/5/2011 3:13:00 PM
Saw it for the first time yesterday. It ruled.
sidney
1/5/2011 3:20:00 PM
picked it up today on Bluray and never have seen it....i don't like that i'm hearing there are political over tones.....one of the reasons i thought Avatar sucked
aboutleaving
1/5/2011 3:26:00 PM
movie with politicz sooooo broingsss
-Jeremy-
1/5/2011 3:26:00 PM
Originally posted by: Sharplimbed

movie with politicz sooooo broingsss


I don't know what that means, but for a movie like this it seemed really unneccesary.
Brett Weir
1/5/2011 3:37:00 PM
Have you ever seen a blacksploitation movie? Its supposed to be over the top and in your face, you dolts. If you don't get it, you shouldn't bhe watching these movies anyways. This is why I got kind of iffy when "grindhouse" movies started to creep in the main stage.
Brett Weir
1/5/2011 3:40:00 PM
Seriously, watching black dynamite, which is a spoof, still has the street politics of the 70s thrown in your face. If you can't see the pararells, stop watching genre movies.
-Jeremy-
1/5/2011 3:43:00 PM
I saw Grindhouse three times in theaters and loved it, so I don't know what the fuck you're rambling on about Tommy.
-Jeremy-
1/5/2011 3:44:00 PM
Originally posted by: -Jeremy-

People on here would obviously resent the fact that I didn't like it very much

shocking, really
Dianana
1/5/2011 3:44:00 PM
Brett Weir
1/5/2011 3:45:00 PM
Grindhouse was hardly a representation on real grindhouse movies, so of course you don't know what I'm talking about, germy.
Brett Weir
1/5/2011 3:47:00 PM
Originally posted by: -Jeremy-

Originally posted by: -Jeremy-

People on here would obviously resent the fact that I didn't like it very much


shocking, really

I don't care what you like, but clearly your reasons for not liking it just means that you don't know the genre and the elements required to appreciate what this kind of movie is supposed to do.
-Jeremy-
1/5/2011 3:48:00 PM
i'm sure machete was spot on

I didn't like it very much, so be it.
Brett Weir
1/5/2011 3:50:00 PM
Good, canadian opinions on anything cool usually suck anyways.
-Jeremy-
1/5/2011 3:54:00 PM
I never claimed to be an expert on the genre, but it's nice to know that I'm exluded from watching those types of movies because I thought Machete was too heavyhanded in its political message.
Brett Weir
1/5/2011 3:57:00 PM
Its hardly a message, its a sociopolitical situation exploited and exaggerated heavily, which is why they call it blacksploitation (in this case, mexploitation). It doesn't take an expert. If you don't like that, you excluded yourself from the genre, not me.
Brett Weir
1/5/2011 3:58:00 PM
I'm sorry for being mean but this is sort of my nerd thing.
Kung Fu Treachery
1/5/2011 3:58:00 PM
Meh, not everyone is going to like Machete, just like a lot of people hated the exploitation filcks it's inspired by back in the day.

The politics were laid on pretty thick, but that was kinda the point. You're not supposed to take it seriously.

Other than that, the movie fucking ruled (and still rules). Will buy on DVD on Friday. Perfect birthday present.
WREN
1/5/2011 4:00:00 PM
Originally posted by: Kermit Butts

Grindhouse was hardly a representation on real grindhouse movies, so of course you don't know what I'm talking about, germy.


Planet Terror wasn't a good respresentation but Death Proof definitely was.