In pretty accurate order, this is my ever-changing list of films that I love and can watch over and over…
When the smoke clears, it just means he's reloading.
We pick up the story as a continuation of "El Mariachi," where an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. This time, he is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand, which occurred at the end of the earlier movie.
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…
"This reminds me of a joke. This guy comes into a bar, walks up to the bartender. Says, "Bartender, I got me a bet for you. I'm gonna bet you $300 that I can piss into that glass over there and not spill a single, solitary drop." The bartender looks. I mean, we're talking, like, this glass is like a good ten feet away. He says, "Now wait, let me get this strait. You're tryin' to tell me you'll bet me $300 that you can piss, standing over here, way over there into that glass, and not spill a single drop?" Customer looks up and says, "That's right." Bartender says, "Young man, you got a bet." The guy goes, "Okay,…
The Mariachi comes back to another adventure this time with a lot more action and humour! I had a lot of fun watching it, highly entertaining!
The story continues to be very simple, this time the Mariachi just wants revenge for the previous events of the first film, El Mariachi. So, all you need to do is just enjoy all of the action!
It's very stylish, again like all of Rodriguez's films, the dialogues are great, all of the characters are great too and Antonio Banderas is a badass!
"It's Cool,Ese, Cool"
This is another film where I pretty much wore out the VHS tape. I had a paper route when I was 12 and this was the first film I bought with my money. I had to beg my mom for a week to let me get this. haha! I can still quote this film even down to the spanish music lyrics. One of my favorite films and Rodriguez's best next to From Dusk Till Dawn.
While Paul Thomas Anderson may be my favorite director, Robert Rodriguez is the director I would most emulate if I made movies.
I love the overly melodramatic way he emphasizes certain scenes, but he never really overuses it.
Where El Mariachi was more about the story, Desperado is more about the style. Beautiful actors, beautiful guns, beautiful explosions, but most of all, amazingly choreographed gunfights more than makeup for the light narrative. Where El Mariachi had a machine gun in a guitar case, Desperado has a rocket launcher in a guitar case. There's nothing really new here from El Mariachi, everything is just bigger. I also have to say that as much as I love Quentin Tarantino the director, I…
Desperado kicks off in spectacular fashion, with Steve Buscemi regaling barman Cheech Marin and his pals with the story of a near-mythic gunman, "the biggest Mexican I have ever seen". His tall tale is intercut with exaggerated footage of El Mariachi (now played by Antonio Banderas) wiping out a bar-full of real lowlifes. "I think he's headed this way," Buscemi adds helpfully.
For 50 minutes, the film maintains that momentum, setting up its Leone-ish story through a series of deft set-pieces as Banderas blasts up a second saloon, gets acquainted with leggy book-store owner Salma Hayek and encounters a knife-throwing mystery man (Danny Trejo).
But then the story gets away from Rodriguez, becoming repetitive and uninteresting as it sets up…
This is still director Robert Rodriguez' best film. Great action, great chemistry between Banderas and Hayek, and a terrific score and soundtrack.
Jó. Igen. Rodriguez mindig jó.
Tanuljunk már meg végre egy kicsit bemélyülni.
This movie is a ton of fun. It is dirty and gritty and Robert Rodriguez's filming style really matches with that. The small roles for Steve Buscemi and Tarantino add to the film. Antonio Banderas (and all the actors) really seem like they are having fun and that is exactly what they should be doing. I had a great time watching this movie.
Remember when Robert Rodriguez shot movies outside of greenscreen? Yeah, me neither.
My favorite of Robert Rodriguez's trilogy and it still holds up after all these years. The action is still fun and over the top and Antonio Banderas still pulls guns out of his hair.
Pretty disappointing after how much I liked "El Mariachi." This one is...overdone, to say the least.
The best of Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi trilogy and one of the best action films of the 90's.
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