Machete Kills (2013)

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Ex-Federale agent Machete is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.

Film Overview
"Machete Kills" is a 2013 American action exploitation film directed by Robert Rodriguez. It's a sequel to the 2010 movie "Machete" and the 3rd installation in the "Machete" Trilogy. The film includes Danny Trejo repeating his function as the lead character Machete, in addition to an ensemble cast including Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Antonio Banderas, and Mel Gibson.

In "Machete Kills", the anti-hero, Machete (Danny Trejo), is a former Mexican Federale turned vigilante. After a harsh encounter with a corrupt entrepreneur and a drug lord that leaves his partner dead, Mache is roped into service by President Rathcock (Charlie Sheen). Rathcock jobs Machete with the objective to find and eliminate the eccentric billionaire arms dealership, Luther Voz (Mel Gibson), who's planning to introduce a destructive rocket to start a global war.

Story Progression
Throughout the film, Machete's journey takes him back and forth across the border of Mexico and the USA, triggering havoc wherever he goes. As his objective advances, his path converges with many colorful characters including an undercover beauty pageant queen (Amber Heard), a revolutionary leader She (Michelle Rodriguez), and assassin Desdemona (Sofia Vergara). All have their own intriguing backstories and somehow tie into Machete's primary mission.

Regardless of encountering various challenges, consisting of clones and a network of professional hit-men, Machete is undeterred. He needs to stop Voz, who exposes himself to have psychic abilities, from launching a weapon into space that might fire up around the world warfare.

Action Sequences
"Machete Kills" gathers most of its attention from its over-the-top comedic action series and bloody violence, which is a specifying feature of the franchise. Machete's unkillable nature causes numerous explosive fights where the odds are heavily stacked against him, but he however comes out victorious.

Ending and Themes
Ultimately, Machete handles to foil Voz's strategies but stops working to kill him. Voz escapes into area and freezes Machete's body, assuring to return in the future to continue their fight. This prompts the President to grant Machete citizenship and commissions him to go to area to battle Voz in the planned sequel titled "Machete Kills Again ... In Space".

"Machete Kills" is an action thriller that uses political styles, centering around migration, global conflict, and exploitation. However, it manages these styles humorously as a parody that's suggested to entertain rather than make any major political statements.

"Machete Kills" uses audiences non-stop action and a fun B-movie experience with its campy and outrageous design. It is filled with amusing dialogue, outrageous action series, and a variety of remarkable characters, all in service of a playful and self-aware homage to exploitation movie theater. The film left the franchise in an interesting place, with the guarantee of additional intergalactic adventures for its seemingly unbreakable hero.

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