History Film / Machete

21st Apr '16 12:05:57 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** And, last but not the least, Danny Trejo! A HeyItsThatGuy for his entire career, [[TypeCasting typecast]] as "that creepy KnifeNut Mexican", he finally gets a leading role as the described character type.

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** And, last but not the least, Danny Trejo! A HeyItsThatGuy for For his entire career, he has been [[TypeCasting typecast]] as "that creepy KnifeNut Mexican", he finally gets a leading role as the described character type.
31st Mar '16 6:09:03 PM scaredinmate#94
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* {{Eagleland}}:
** Flavor 2 for all the bad guys, except Torrez, who's Mexican. Von Jackson and [=McLaughlin=] ''think'' they are Flavor 1, but their bullying and trigger-happy redneck cowboy ways make them Flavor 2. [[spoiler:Though [=McLaughlin=] seems to fall to Mixed Flavor -- right around the time he admits he's not even from Texas -- in the end.]]
** Sartana, the Mexicans, and a handful of LaResistance Caucasians are Flavor 1.
27th Mar '16 9:49:40 AM YT45
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** This is a case of AcceptableTargets, as [=McLaughlin's=] platform bears little resemblance to even the most exaggerated caricature of Bush's actual immigration policies.
24th Feb '16 1:22:52 PM foxley
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* ColorMeBlack: The senator who organized immigrant hunts gets dressed up as an illegal immigrant and gets shot by the rednecks.
31st Dec '15 1:42:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheoryOfNarrativeCausality: In the climactic one-on-one fight between [[InvincibleHero Machete]] and [[BigBad Torrez]], the latter of course momentarily gets the upper hand. Two worried supporting characters discuss whether they should intervene, before concluding that it's simply impossible for Machete to lose, because he's, well, Machete. Cue HeroicSecondWind and Machete impaling the villain.

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* TheoryOfNarrativeCausality: In the climactic one-on-one fight between [[InvincibleHero Machete]] and [[BigBad Torrez]], the latter of course momentarily gets the upper hand.hand for the sake of tension. Two worried supporting characters discuss whether they should intervene, before concluding that it's simply impossible for Machete to lose, because he's, well, Machete. Cue HeroicSecondWind and Machete impaling the villain.
16th Dec '15 6:59:56 AM Morgenthaler
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The story of ''Machete'' is an interesting one. It began when Creator/RobertRodriguez first met Creator/DannyTrejo on the set of ''Film/{{Desperado}}''. He believed Trejo should have been a "Mexican Jean-Claude Van Damme or Charles Bronson" named Machete. Other projects got in the way, though, and ''Machete'' was put on the shelf. Rodriguez continued to use scenes he had planned for it in his other movies, and also introduced a [[LighterAndSofter significantly friendlier version]] of the character in ''Film/SpyKids''.

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The story of ''Machete'' is an interesting one. It began when Creator/RobertRodriguez first met Creator/DannyTrejo on the set of ''Film/{{Desperado}}''. He believed Trejo should have been a "Mexican Jean-Claude Van Damme Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme or Charles Bronson" Creator/CharlesBronson" named Machete. Other projects got in the way, though, and ''Machete'' was put on the shelf. Rodriguez continued to use scenes he had planned for it in his other movies, and also introduced a [[LighterAndSofter significantly friendlier version]] of the character in ''Film/SpyKids''.
16th Dec '15 6:58:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheoryOfNarrativeCausality: In the climactic one-on-one fight between [[InvincibleHero Machete]] and [[BigBad Torrez]], the latter of course momentarily gets the upper hand. Two worried supporting characters discuss whether they should intervene, before concluding that it's simply impossible for Machete to lose, because he's, well, Machete. Cue HeroicSecondWind and Machete impaling the villain.
5th Dec '15 12:26:15 PM EryliaStarheart
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* ExploitationFilm: Taking plenty of cues from {{Blaxploitation}}, the movie has the dubious honor of [[UndeadHorseTrope both creating and spoofing]] the hitherto nonexisting "Mexploitation" genre.

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* ExploitationFilm: Taking plenty of cues from {{Blaxploitation}}, the movie has the dubious honor of [[UndeadHorseTrope [[DeadUnicornTrope both creating and spoofing]] the hitherto nonexisting "Mexploitation" genre.
5th Dec '15 12:25:15 PM EryliaStarheart
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* ExploitationFilm: Taking plenty of cues from {{Blaxploitation}}, the movie has the dubious honor of [[UndeadHorseTrope creating ''and'' spoofing]] the hitherto nonexisting "Mexploitation" genre.

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* ExploitationFilm: Taking plenty of cues from {{Blaxploitation}}, the movie has the dubious honor of [[UndeadHorseTrope both creating ''and'' and spoofing]] the hitherto nonexisting "Mexploitation" genre.
5th Dec '15 12:24:38 PM EryliaStarheart
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* ExploitationMovie: Borrowing plenty of {{Blaxploitation}} tropes, the movie has the dubious honor of creating ''and'' spoofing the [[UndeadHorseTrope hitherto nonexisting]] "Mexploitation" genre.

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* ExploitationMovie: Borrowing ExploitationFilm: Taking plenty of {{Blaxploitation}} tropes, cues from {{Blaxploitation}}, the movie has the dubious honor of [[UndeadHorseTrope creating ''and'' spoofing spoofing]] the [[UndeadHorseTrope hitherto nonexisting]] nonexisting "Mexploitation" genre.
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