This really is a great movie for nudity, enough so that this post is the first of what will be a three part special dedicated to the Robert Rodriguez film, Machete. Right off the bat, less than three minutes into the film, we get our first remote handjob from the filmmakers. Danny Trejo’s character, after gratuitously killing a herd of generic henchmen, bursts into a room occupied by the beautiful Mayra Leal, who is bare-ass naked and remains so for all two minutes of her screentime.
Machete shines out like a diamond in a sea of shit for the simple fact that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. The film is delightfully devoid of all of the stupid tropes that make modern films obnoxious, and full of all of the stupid tropes that made 70s and 80s cinema so entertaining. Even Steven Seagal features in yet another ethnically-mismatched role as a Mexican drug lord. This movie is the equivalent to a big, juicy cheeseburger next to a tiny slice of veal on an ornate plate and definitely recommended if you just want to sit back and chill over a few beers.
You’ll notice that the video quality isn’t as crisp as it could be for a blu-ray, but that’s because the opening scene is shot (or filtered) in an old-school manner, presumably to set the mood, theater noises and all. Clip and caps are below.