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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.
I had a paper route when I was 12 and this was the first movie I bought on VHS with my money. 12 year old Grooveman was a bad motherfucker.
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…
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”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…
Robert Rodriguez isn't Quentin Tarantino's best mate for nothing. They both seem to be chipped from the same piece of film-making gold. Both it seems love a bit of violence, a bit of revenge, and plenty of bloodshed.
Desperado was the follow-up to El Mariachi written and directed by Rodriguez himself. Back came Antonio Banderas and was this time joined by Salma Hayek and cameos from Steve Buscemi and Danny (I'm in every movie where there's even a hint of a Mexican) Trejo for another blood-soaked extravaganza. The plot is pretty pointless really. A revenge flick is almost all you need to know as people get offed left right and center in a hail of gunfire and the odd ceiling-fan.…
Very Entertaining Action film. Excellent action scenes and is very fun. Recommend full review will be on Instagram shortly.
It is somewhat enjoyable, but man, what an absolute tonal mess.
This is one of the movies that inspired me to get into film many years ago and it is still as inspiring for me today. I love you Robert Rodriguez.
I don't know how many times I've seen this classic through the last 20 years. To me "DESPERADO" is next to other movies like "FROM DUSK TILL DAWN" or "PULP FICTION" a cult movie, which influenced me as a teenager and movie fan!!
It's the fast paced and over the top action, Antonio Banderas is super cool, Salma Hayek is super sexy, and most of all, the soundtrack which pushes the movie to a higher cool-cult-movie-level!! I love it!!!
And to think the man who did this and "From Dusk Till Dawn" also directed "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl" and "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World", how the mighty can fall.
I had not seen this film in at least 6 years, so I went in remembering almost nothing about it, except for some very particular sequences. However, I must say that I was very pleased about this film.
Even though I did not remember much about the story, I always had the memory that this film was a lot of fun, and I am happy to say that after 6 years or so, it still is!
I love the feel of this film! The Mexican…
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I love El Mariachi (1992) a great action film with a mexican atmosphere, but Desperado, the sequel/remake, changes the genuinity of Mexico for a cartoonish version of it.
Desperado has better action scenes but please watch El Mariachi.
Salma was type bad in this
This film kicks ass. I can see why people thought Robert Rodriquez was going to be a big deal. Great action and humor. The Steve Buscemi and Quentin Tarantino monologues are incredible.
My Favorite Film From Each Year. Some early years years I have yet to see any films. So I think…