Watched Apr 20, 2012
Chris Ward’s review:
Danny 'Machete' Trejo returns to vigilante mode as Frank Vega, a Vietnam vet who gets a reputation as an ass-kicker when he stops a potential mugging on a bus. When his friend gets murdered and the police do nothing, Frank takes matters into his own hands.
Obviously comparable to Death Wish or Harry Brown, Bad Ass has a keen sense of humour throughout with Trejo showing a bit more range than usual and playing up to the stereotype with a wink. There's a few nods to a few other movies - the final showndown comes straight out of Red Heat - and there's nothing here you haven't seen before but it is great fun. And Danny Trejo carries the film superbly, possibly even better than he did in Machete.