Tuesday, February 8, 2011

They just fucked with the wrong Mexican...

Machete – Robert Rodriguez (2010)

Robert Rodriguez didn't intend to make a statement about immigration. It just worked out that way.

When the controversy over the Arizona immigration law bubbled up several months ago, the director re-cut a version of the trailer for "Machete," his hybrid thriller/action/exploitation picture, to protest the law.

"It's kind of funny because it's not really what the movie is about, and I didn't want people to think that it was," Rodriguez said Thursday night from Comic-con. "I just felt like I had to say something about it so I cut that trailer. There's so much grandstanding and those of us who live near a border know how unsolvable the issue really is."

The unlikely politics of Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete'
Steven Zeitchik | Los Angeles Times, July 23, 2010


The original trailer in 'Planet Terror'.

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