Mex-ploitation at its finest (or worst depending on who you ask) brings “Machete,” the Robert Rodriguez film about a machete-wielding Mexican superhero (played by Danny Trejo), border vigilantes, dangerous drug lords, corrupt politicians and cliche one-liners like “We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us!” in in theaters Tomorrow, September 3. If you saw the Grindhouse series its a movie of the same vein…and so you know what to expect.
The movie is sure to piss off all sides of the immigration debate and although I haven’t seen it yet I don’t see how the flick can have any enduring value to add to the immigration conversation.
With that disclaimer, you have to admit–it’s pretty dope to have a modern Mexican protagonist, and one that’s actually played by a Mexican actor.
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