Machete, which turned veteran character actor Danny Trejo into a leading man, was a wild and wildly violent action-comedy, a spoof of exploitation films of the 1970s. So, obviously, is Machete Kills. How much of a spoof?
As we laugh we are freed momentarily from the great accomplishments, clever writing, exquisite visions, heroic meanings, and talented beauties that torture us every day. We drink deeply of failure, and briefly we are free, free, free.