Machete Kills

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Machete Kills is a 2013 comedy film directed by Robert Rodriquez, it was released on October 11, 2013. The film received generally negative reviews.


When the president (Carlos Estevez) of the United States has a mission that would be impossible for just any mortal man, the person he needs is Machete (Danny Trejo), a knife-wielding ex-Federale agent. Machete's mission is to take down Voz (Mel Gibson), a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has come up with a plot to start a nuclear war. Facing death at every turn from assassins, Machete pulls out all of his skills to get the job done.

Bad Qualities

  1. Unfunny acting.
  2. Bad effects that make the movie look more like a 1960's comic than a modern movie.
  3. Literally the film got no promotion whatsoever.
    • It technically had promotion since Lady Gaga (who plays La Chameleón in the movie.) released a promo song for the movie called "Aura", but the movie itself didn't get anything like a soundtrack CD or a rare exclusive DVD.
    • It is rumored that the movie was a failure because of the non-promotion it got.
  4. Not helping pointer #3, the film also only managed to get $15,000,000 in box office.
    • Hell, even the budget (which was $20,000,000) was more than that!
  5. The music is generic and makes the movie sound more like a horror movie.
  6. The CGI is poorly produced and looks terrible.
  7. The plot pointers are overused constantly.
  8. Misleading title: Machete does not kill anyone in the movie, all he does is injure people.

Good Qualities

  1. Lady Gaga does a passable acting job playing La Chameleón, Despite her character being negatively received by critics.
    • Same goes with Jessica Alba and Charlie Sheen.
  2. To be fair, the movie is much better than the first film, known as "Machete".


The film received negative reviews from critics, on Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 30% based off of 121 audience reviews, and holds a 34% in the audience score. On Metacritic, the film holds a 41 out of 100 based off of 33 audience reviews.

Lady Gaga was also nominated for a Golden Rasberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress, but lost to Kim Kardashian in Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.