"Machete Kills" is a 2013 American action-comedy film directed by Robert Rodriguez. It is a sequel to the 2010 film "Machete," and features Danny Trejo reprising his role as the titular character, Machete Cortez.
In "Machete Kills," Machete is recruited by the U.S. government to take down a dangerous and powerful arms dealer who is threatening to launch a missile that could destroy the world. Machete travels to Mexico, where he encounters a cast of colorful and eccentric characters, including a revolutionary, an assassin, and a mad scientist. Along the way, he must use his cunning, strength, and skills as a former Federale to defeat his enemies and save the world.
The film features a large ensemble cast that includes Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Mel Gibson, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, and many others. Like the first "Machete" film, "Machete Kills" is characterized by its fast-paced action, over-the-top violence, and tongue-in-cheek humor. The film received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its energetic and entertaining action sequences, while others criticized its convoluted plot and sometimes offensive humor.
Despite its mixed reception, "Machete Kills" has developed a cult following among fans of the first "Machete" film, and is considered to be an entertaining and satisfying follow-up to the original. It is a classic example of the B-movie genre, and is a testament to director Robert Rodriguez's love of exploitation and grindhouse films.