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When the smoke clears, it just means he's reloading.
A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Way before Rodriguez only made silly cartoons, he made slightly less silly cartoons that were fun because of fun not because of an obsession with his own style.
Two things though:
- Tarantino telling that joke.
- Salma Hayek crossing the street.
Two very legitimate reasons to rewatch this when you get the chance.
El Mariachi, marked by fate and destiny, carries a guitar case full of guns, sinking into the dark world of crime. Following the bloody trail that leads him down to the infamous Bucho, responsible for the death of his wife and for the shot at his hand that prevents him from playing guitar, he unfolds a tremendous clash of gunpowder, blood and nonstop action. Desperado is the second film from the Mariachi trilogy, Mexico trilogy or whatever you want to call it, and, to be frank, most of the time I felt I was watching a more expensive remake of the first film, and, even though there were no big differences in the storyline or in the style of the…
Gratuitous revenge taking, ass-kicking, bullet spraying, knife flicking, rocket launching guitars, outbursts of pyromania!
Pick this film and you are in serious danger of having a good time! It's Licensed to Thrill! And Thrill Again!
The body count is high, so are the testosterone levels!
Antonio Banderas hot and sultry level is at a defcon 1 status!
Film #56 of Project 90
”It's easier to pull the trigger than play guitar.”
Desperado is a typical B-Movie, it puts a a kick-ass mysterious hero in the middle of a revenge story, the action is fine, there is blood everywhere, Salma Hayek handles the “feminine” side of the story (and she brings lots of “exciting” moments with herself) and finally we have a pretty bad-ass villain who is massacring everyone. Babe. Blood. Bullet. What else do you need? Sadly That’s all you can say about Robert Rodriguez’s film. It is a pop corn movie that tries to entertain you, nothing more, nothing less. It doesn't take itself seriously (and we don’t make that mistake either) so criticizing the film…
This was my first Rodriguez and I remember really liking his energy. Exploring his filmography over the years has always been fun, but with the exception of perhaps one or two films, revisiting them hasn't.
Desperado's first half hour or so is absolutely fantastic. It shows Rodriguez's sense of style and his ability to shoot action really well. He sets the scene perfectly, giving his audience no doubt as to what we're going to watch. A Mexican western, with loads of over the top violence, sweat and blood.
The problem is, however, that Rodriguez doesn't keep his promises. For the better part of Desperado, Rodriguez seems to be stuck on repeat, a trait often present in his films. It almost…
Many will call this a silly action film and I can't say that they're wrong. I still love it despite its age and somewhat outdated effects. This always seemed like a hybrid of action and western films which made it more entertaining. When I first saw this in the 90s I loved its style and effects. It wasn't slow crawling like an Eastwood flick or overblown like Die Hard. For me it was something very different so I was immediately infatuated by this film and Salma Hayek's good looks. You didn't think I liked it for the plot did you?
Antonio Banderas was made for this role even if the addition of Steve Buscemi was more than a little odd.…
cried when i saw steve. cried when i saw quentin. cried when i saw salma. my only problem with this movie is the fact that antonio is playing the mariachi
a slicker hollywoodized retread of el mariachi elevated by newly cast leads antonio banderas and salma hayek, a few exciting fight sequences, and a red hot sex scene
Released 20 years and a day ago.
A good film to end the summer.
With several bangs.
Just shows what a difference a proper budget and a bit of experience makes. A sexy double act of Bandaras and Heyek take this 'remake' to the next level. And over the years I've grown to like the monologues by Buscemi and Tarantino.
So ein großartiges Stück Aktionfilm.
No entiendo muy bien la relación de los personajes y por qué utiliza distintos actores para los mismos personajes dentro de la trilogía.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A film that used to be one of my favourites in my teenage years, and that I grew a little tired of I'm my twenties, but, after revisiting Robert Rodriguez amazing low budget debut El Mariachi just a short while ago, it seems only right that I now rewatch his first attempt at handling a modest Hollywood budget.
Stars such as Antonio Banderas, Steve Buscemi, Cheech Marin, Salman Hayek and a cameo from Quentin Tarantino.
The film starts very strongly, a great comical introduction into the action as told by Buscemi, in keeping with the original movies style and pace, but with a new found and welcome polish to it.
Banderas is cool as ice in the lead, bringing more…
a very entertaining film With Banderas who was in good shape! The story is not the greatest priority, but that was never the goal for the director! Good movie!
$6.75 @ Hoyt
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In pretty accurate order, this is my ever-changing list of films that I love and can watch over and over…