What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with the official trailer for Machete and a few choice words for Arizona? Hope you’re ready to catch up with everyone’s favorite blade-wielding Mexican badass!
Mark down September 3rd, 2010, as the date we can all start swinging! In case you’re out of the loop, Machete was originally a hard-edged trailer featured in Grindhouse that became fanboy fodder since its first showing at the 2006 Comic-Con. “Machete had become my most requested movie, and I never actually made it so when the opportunity arose to answer the call with such an amazing cast, I jumped,” said Rodriguez.
The film stars Jessica Alba (Sin City), Robert De Niro, Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious), Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls), Cheech Marin (Once Upon a Time in Mexico), Jeff Fahey (“Lost”), Don Johnson, Steven Seagal (Under Siege), and of course Danny Trejo as the lead character.
The feature version of the trailer finds Machete (Trejo), a renegade former Mexican Federale, roaming the streets of Texas after a shakedown from drug lord Torrez (Seagal). Reluctantly, Machete takes an offer from spin doctor Benz (Fahey) to assassinate McLaughlin (De Niro) a corrupt Senator. Double-crossed and on the run, Machete braves the odds with the help of Luz (Rodriguez), a saucy taco slinger; Padre (Marin), his “holy” brother; and April (Lohan), a socialite with a penchant for guns. All while being tracked by Sartana (Alba), a sexy ICE agent with a special interest in the blade slinger.
Check out the original trailer below along with the new one!
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