Danny Trejo is big, sweaty, and tatooed and he is set on revenge in a world where action speaks louder than words. “Machete” is a man of very few words but when he does say something, someone gets killed. There is plenty of that with the help of Jessica Alba, the sexy immigration agent. Michelle Rodriguez plays a taco stand operator running an illegal network. Cheech Marin plays a shotgun loving priest. The bad guys are Steven Segal who plays a sunburned drug lord and Robert DeNiro, the bigoted southern politician who wants nothing to do with illegal immigrants. Don Johnson plays a redneck sheriff and then there is a small role from bad girl Lindsay Lohan as a pistol packing nun.
Overall “Machete” spends too much time sermonizing the political issues of illegal immigration and not enough time pushing the comedic envelope. New on DVD this week, see for yourself.