Machete – The Illegal Trailer
Amy de Miceli
No One Has to Die Tomorrow
May 7, 2010
A new movie from Robert Rodriguez called Machete is not scheduled to be released until September but that didn’t stop him from updating a trailer just in time for Cinco de Mayo.
The trailer begins with a “message to Arizona” and ends with Jessica Alba screaming “we didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us”. No doubt about it, his message is to protest the new Arizona law aimed at outlawing illegal immigrants, and meant to fuel the fire that is already burning on the Mexican/American border. Once again Hollywood looks to create reality, this time – deadly violent, Robert Rodriguez style.
“Well, the way things are in Arizona at this moment – it is kinda insane that there is a movie that was shot over a year ago waiting to be released that is about – THIS EXACT ISSUE… but if, Danny Trejo and buddies went Revolution Wacko as a result. Make no bones about it, this is a pure Mexploitation film, but like real exploitation at its height, that shit was pulled straight out of the headlines, even sometimes slightly before the headlines were the headlines.”