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Updated With More Secret Casting And More Alexa Vega!! Robert Rodriguez Is Using Lady Gaga In MACHETE KILLS!!

The Kidd here...

The Little Monsters will be pleased.

In some rather bizarre yet unique casting, Robert Rodriguez took to his Twitter today to announce that he just finished working with none other than Lady Gaga on MACHETE KILLS.

Oh, she must be providing some music for the soundtrack, right? 


Lady Gaga is taking on the role of La Chameleón, and, according to Rodriguez, "she kicked SO MUCH ASS!"


I thought this might have been a joke posted by Rodriguez and someone having some fun with Photoshop, but my sources tell me that this is the real deal, and I've got to say I'm rather intrigued. 

I've been hearing for quite some time that MACHETE KILLS is trully off-the-wall and way crazier (in a good way) than the first film, and adding Lady Gaga to the cast may have just confirmed that. What type of insanity does Robert Rodriguez have up his sleeve this time out now that Lady Gaga is in the mix?

Rodriguez is also using SPY KIDS alum Alexa Vega, all grown up, for a character named KillJoy. Interesting...

UPDATE: Thanks to Alexa Vega's Instagram, we have a good (and I mean REALLY good) look at her in character. 


UPDATE: Lady Gaga and Alexa Vega are apparently just the tip of the iceberg, because as soon as this story went up, I heard from one of my sources who's been lying low as of late that they're not the only surprise cast members hitting the set of MACHETE KILLS. I've got it on good authority that Cuba Gooding Jr. is also a part of MACHETE KILLS. Who he plays at this point is still a bit of a secret, but I'll take at least being able to pull this information about from its spot close to the vest. Now SHOW ME THE CHARACTER POSTER!!! (See what I did there?)

-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

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  • July 26, 2012, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Lord no!

    by chuffsterUK

    The first promised so much, yet delivered so little.

  • July 26, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    I have no problem with this.

    by schadenfreudian

    Seems about right.

  • July 26, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    fuck this

    by GodsRightHandGimp

    Make more Spy Kids.

  • He's up there with Tarantino and Soderbergh. Rob Zombie has also got quite the knack.

  • July 26, 2012, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Do we get to see her pennis?

    by ajit maholtra

  • July 26, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST

    It 'Penis', Not 'Pennis'!

    by Witwiki50

  • July 26, 2012, 4:26 p.m. CST

    You mean man-sized clitoris?

    by ATARI

  • July 26, 2012, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Sounds like her character has balls

    by Number_Six

    Didn't realise she was a method actor ... is there no end to Gaga's talents?

  • Saw that as a kid and still can't get that shit outta my head.

  • July 26, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST

    what can you say about this no talent harpy

    by mick vance

    except, at least she's not kristen stewart. also, fyi kristen stewart's vagina has lice...

  • July 26, 2012, 4:39 p.m. CST


    by walt

    i was looking forward to this i will not go...on principle come on...when is the announcement that the bieb has bee cast in some major role

  • July 26, 2012, 4:39 p.m. CST

    I looooooooooooove Lady Gaga!

    by daniel parker

    She's only the best thing in music!

  • July 26, 2012, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Remember When Rodriguez Showed Promise?

    by Aquatarkusman

    Yeah, me neither.

  • July 26, 2012, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Horrifyingly ugly face, decent bod

    by kidicarus

  • that guy hates gaga and what she represents i wanna promote a cage match

  • July 26, 2012, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Rather see the pic of that Spy Kids chick.

    by kindofabigdeal

    Not to sound creepy but she grew up, she filled out. Don't care for this Gaga bullshit stunt casting. Not enough to keep me away but what a gimmick. Lets get people from various demographics to go see this movie that they normally wouldn't see. In his next project....I Spit on La Migra....he will get A) Former badass needing a badass role to reboot his career...Al Pacino. B) Former badass who's fallen off the map...Cynthia Rothrock. C) Cheech Marin, the lucky charm. D)Various RR alumni...George Clooney, Elijah Wood, Selma Hayek, ect. E) Someone risque....Kramer from Seinfeld. F)Somone trendy....Daniel Tosh. G)His nieghbor, niece, son,dentist, ect.

  • July 26, 2012, 4:54 p.m. CST


    by Gorgamech

    just wow

  • July 26, 2012, 4:56 p.m. CST

    I was on set yesterday...

    by Monty Cristo

    And there was nary an indication that she would be on-set today. Word also leaked that someone else un-announced is in the cast. Rodriguez is REALLY going all-out on this. I saw some stuff both on set and on a laptop screen that I can't talk about. Everything made this feel like a big improvement on the first, which I thought was okay, but didn't light me on fire.

  • July 26, 2012, 4:59 p.m. CST

    So what's the deal with the rumour that...

    by Scrunchie-Scroochie

    ...Lady Gaga is packing a serious amount of "rosbif" - is that true? I like a bit of rosbif, up to a point, but not when it looks like you've got a turkey wattle hanging between your legs because that shit's just nasty.

  • July 26, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST

    If Madonna can do it <cough> why can't Lady Gaga? <cough>

    by Buck Turgidson

    Swept away!

  • July 26, 2012, 5:03 p.m. CST

    scrunchie-scroochie: don't you mean "meat curtains"?

    by Monroville

    Yeah, I'm for a bit of plastic surgery if it makes the thang a bit less like the entrance to a Giger ALIEN egg.

  • July 26, 2012, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Fuck this, the REAL casting news is Alexa Vega!

    by Blarg Barfington

    She's old enough that we can beat off to her guilt free now!

  • July 26, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST

    As far as Roberto, his major problem (for me) is ACTING and PACING

    by Monroville

    He is extremely talented when it comes to the technical details, and his overall stories are entertaining. The problem is the acting (which, short of Antonio and Selma, is universally horrendous in just how bored everyone seems to be with what they're doing) and the editing... his films tend to drag and meander with no sense of timing. The best he's been when it comes to editing/timing is DESPERADO and ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO (and that may have had a lot to do with Depp being a major character).

  • July 26, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST

    That poster...

    by DoubleFantasy fucking disgusting.

  • July 26, 2012, 5:07 p.m. CST

    the spy kids chick has big boobs???

    by walt

    far out

  • July 26, 2012, 5:16 p.m. CST

    monroville: I prefer "Wizard's Sleeve"

    by Scrunchie-Scroochie

    (which also happens to be one of my favourite Harry Potter books)

  • July 26, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST


    by Scrunchie-Scroochie

    Oh god. Just when I really didn't need any more awkward wanking fodder. I mean Emma Watson is bad enough. And now this one's got jugs. Big, wobbly, juicy jugs that no doubt shake and jiggle from side to side, like two plates of blancmange in an earthquake, with every little movement she makes. All the time. FUCK.

  • July 26, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    I mean...

    by Scrunchie-Scroochie

    How the hell am I ever going to be able to watch a Spy Kids film again when the mental image of an Alexa Vega titwank is now idly taunting me.

  • July 26, 2012, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Well, I officially have no interest now

    by Jaka

    She turns me off utterly and completely.

  • July 26, 2012, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Please, please, PLEASE tell me she gets brutally killed...

    by MaxHeadroom

    I would love to see her ripped to pieces on the big screen. Love it!

  • July 26, 2012, 5:50 p.m. CST


    by nephilim138

  • July 26, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Lindsay Lohan was in the first one, "Machete"...

    by brocknroll

    Remember that now...

  • July 26, 2012, 5:55 p.m. CST

    easy way to sell a lot of tickets

    by Rupee88

    She has a lot of teenager followers who will see this. And the dumb teens are mainly who goes to the movies these days...and those in their 20s with teenage minds. The older nerds just download or maybe watch on blu or netflix..maybe.

  • July 26, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Rodriguez has lost the fucking plot.

    by loafroaster

  • July 26, 2012, 6:15 p.m. CST

    This is basically the same thing

    by brobdingnag

    as the Klan putting out a movie called Grand Wizard about a Caucasian out to kill the members of the Black Congressional Caucus. Collectivists are fine with hate, as long as its white people as the target.

  • July 26, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST


    by Monty Cristo

    Yeah, was totally the harbinger of the apocalyptic race war we now find ourselves embroiled in.

  • July 26, 2012, 6:25 p.m. CST

    totalreality, watz up PUTO!!

    by uberfreak

  • July 26, 2012, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Totalreality, don't worry about it

    by schadenfreudian

    Mel Gibson's in this one, so it should be pretty fair and balanced.

  • July 26, 2012, 6:32 p.m. CST

    nothing RR has done impresses me

    by Foucault


  • July 26, 2012, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Rodriguez generally gets awesome casts

    by Bass Ackwards

    And even with them chewing up the scenery, they generally underwhelm. Lots of gray talent with very little to work with. And yea, that Spy Kids chick grew up hot. Make a Spy Kids sequel with her in full on spy mode. I know that loses sight of the point of the franchise, but still...

  • July 26, 2012, 6:45 p.m. CST

    To all the fair-weather wankers that VEHEMENTLY declaim their lack of interest:

    by soma_with_the_paintbox

    Gaga is what does it for you? Not RR's recent lackluster efforts? The man has lost his touch. LG is not going to make or break this movie; only change the demographics of the audience, which why the fuck should that matter? Robert better pull his thumb out so he can pull this one off.

  • July 26, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    What the fuck happened to Robert Rodriguez?

    by UMAGA

    He used to make movies I liked and then he and Tarantino became obsessed with being kewl. Fuck those guys.

  • No, I haven't read the Machete Kills script, so yes there is a chance it will be the Taxi Driver of the new millennium. But take out the "look, famous person!" factor, and you just have another cheeseball neo-duster. For a guy who hangs with Tarantino, Rodriguez sure does stay inside his comfort zone. Never seen the Spy Kids movies, but every other movie is interchangeable.

  • July 26, 2012, 6:59 p.m. CST


    by brobdingnag

    Actually there is a race war going on, you just aren't paying attention. Just do a little research about black on white violence. If you don't see it, it's because you don't want to.

  • As often as people call him out for being insane and a prick, there are very few who can argue with the knowledge. That Dark Knight Rises review, inserted into some other random thread, was fucking super and more worthy of Rotten Tomatoes than 95% of the swill reviews they gather from boring PC nerds paid to write poorly about the popular kids.

  • July 26, 2012, 7:05 p.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    Once she takes it off, you will be profoundly disappointed.

  • July 26, 2012, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Fingers crossed Cuba Gooding Jr. reprises his role from RADIO.

    by fustfick

    Because that's the only thing I ever want to see Cuba Gooding Jr. do ever again.

  • July 26, 2012, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Wait, now my comment is back. Weird. By the way, I agree fustfick

    by ajit maholtra

    Cuba Gooding as the retard playing football was soooooooooo funny. He needs to be in every movie.

  • July 26, 2012, 7:20 p.m. CST

    You guys are my best buddies in the whole wolrd

    by ajit maholtra

  • July 26, 2012, 7:21 p.m. CST

    What is wrong with some of you?

    by Andrew Coleman

    I love the guys saying shit like: "I hate Gaga that..." Why do you even care? People who care that much about popstars are way more pathetic than their fans. Seriously if you for some reason pay enough attention to Gaga to flip shit when she's put in something your life must fucking suck... To those bringing up race... Go start that shit on a Tea Party blog because you can't do that here. Also actually watch Machete and you'll see how fucking stupid you are. That movie had nothing racist about it. Americans have lost their sense of humor. Either nothing is funny or they find people like Daniel Tosh funny.

  • Certainly! Let's take ample opportunity to objectify her. She's over 18, so she would know best.

  • July 26, 2012, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Cuba Gooding Jr!!!!

    by Cornholio3000

    Well now you've sold me.

  • Come on, The Kidd is excited about this? Yeah fucking right. Such bullshit. But this Rod. dude never was talented filmmaker.

  • July 26, 2012, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Loved Machete...this will be even better...

    by ThulsaBoom

    ...just hope Gaga goes SPLAT!!

  • July 26, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST

    I love Machete

    by Psycho_Kenshin

    heart u machete

  • July 26, 2012, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Spy Kids chick clearly wears a push up bra

    by sunwukong86

  • Of double flush proportions.

  • July 26, 2012, 8:13 p.m. CST

    *Yawn* ANOTHER unecessarry Rodriguez sequel.

    by BigTuna

    How many franchises does this guy have going?

  • July 26, 2012, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Waaaahh totalfantasy wahhhhh

    by Chairman_Kaga

    wahhhhhhhhhaahhhhh ahahah aahhhhhhhhh

  • July 26, 2012, 8:40 p.m. CST

    I was excited for MACHETE KILLS until I heard this.

    by positivelySlime


  • July 26, 2012, 9:16 p.m. CST

    What will likely be a glorified cameo by Gaga

    by A_Banned_Apart

    is getting a lot of folks way too upset. Scapegoating, or are many of you actually so quick to refuse watching a potentially enjoyable film simply because of one person's involvement?

  • July 26, 2012, 9:24 p.m. CST


    by gotilk

    That Spy Kids kid isn't a kid. She's *all grow'd up* as they say in the park.

  • July 26, 2012, 9:42 p.m. CST



    ....Gary Oldman, got it half right...or half wrong....depending on how one sees it, recently when he said - 'sports' stars should stay out of films'....what he meant was....'POP stars should stay out of films'....i.e Timberlake, Rihanna, and now, GaGa....why? Especially, in the case of or 'are' they so absorbed with 'fame greed / monopolisation', that they wish to take opportunities, which could be given to MORE talented, aspiring actors who have been 'trying' for years, but, who are 'usurped' by those who are so interested in self-aggrandisement, that they forget 'others' is PATHETIC...and NO, I'm NOT an aspiring actor...I just believe in 'fair's fair'...those with logic will agree....end of. (And fyg, I actually mildly enjoy the aforementioneds' music, when the mood takes me, especially the most latter).

  • July 26, 2012, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Re - montycristo


    Let's be honest about it...Robert Rodriguez does have some talent, but with the greatest of respect to Danny Trejo, he is NOT a lead actor...never has been, never was....he should have left it, as a nice 'nudge-nudge-wink-wink pseudo-trailer' within Grindhouse....otherwise, Trejo is best in bit-parts like Heat, 'Dusk', Predators etc....and Machete, was at best, average...Planet Terror was baaaad.....he needs to be less Mexican-centric....Rodriguez has to be v v careful, because, he owes people a DECENT movie after so many average ones....

  • July 26, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Wait, what? Pro-illegal propaganda?

    by gotilk

    That movie was a Mexploitation film. Did you honestly expect it to NOT go over-the-top? Seriously? That was part of the fun, when it went just ONE step further than you expected it to. If you identified with the comically villified whites in the movie, that sounds like a personal problem. Besides, Southern California could probably do well with even more Mexican immigrants. I never felt safer there than when I was the only white family in 3 blocks living on the other side of the 10 freeway in Pomona. Even though I was warned not to move there. I used to take my kid for a walk every afternoon, sometimes in the early evening. I never felt unsafe, threatened, harassed. EVER. I helped one of my neighbors there apply for jobs and his wife would cook dinners for me and my wife and kid every few days after. This went on until we moved out. One of my other neighbors chased off a peeping tom that was looking into my bathroom window. I was invited to every party in the neighborhood, always felt welcomed and embraced and never felt left out of anything there. I met more of my neighbors there than I have my entire life in other places. Here in the predominantly white neighborhood where I live now I've had crap thrown at me 3 times from cars while jogging, been menaced by loose pit bulls, am constantly BEYOND disturbed by ... not kids... but guys in their 30s-40s blasting bass so loud the walls shake. And I don't mean I'm one of those people who complain JUST because I could hear someone else's music. I don't do that, and generally hate those people. Hearing something is not being disturbed by it. There's a difference. If I hear it for 10 seconds.. whatever. Who cares? But ALL FRIGGEN NIGHT?? Back and forth??? In a residential neighborhood, over and over and over all night? I'm surprised no-one has shot at them. I never feel safe walking at night anymore because of how bad it can be during the day. I can't wait to move. People love to blame immigration, illegal or otherwise, for what ails our country right now. But your own disrespect for the educational system, your thuggish, neolithic attempts at taking us back to what you blindly view as *a more innocent time* like the 50s when good men could get away with whatever they wanted and everyone clammed up *real good*, and your willingness to consider things like corporate *personhood* and wildly unfair taxation couldn't have ANYTHING to do with it. Could it? I think our country could use a few more people like the ones I met in SoCal. And a few less of the wannabe white gangsta trash in my area. If you want to talk about race. If you don't, then I would say you could do better worrying about how your tea party teabagger politicians are making sure that the rich write off everything they pay for or own while the rest of us pay out the ass in taxes and end up paying 3/4 of our income toward rent or mortgages (it was NEVER like this before.... EVER!! Period) while the economy collapses along with the middle and lower class consumer base. Rent control wasn't just regulation. It was helping to hold up the teetering economy. And no-one will address it, not even the so-called *occupy* movement. They don't need to be occupying parks and city centers. They need to be occupying abandoned properties and refusing to leave until it's possible to pay a fair price for a home somewhere other than the deserts of Nevada. I'm way off subject, but that shit pisses me off. That movie was NOT racist. CALLING it racist is racist. And as overly sensitive as you blame the politically correct of being.

  • July 26, 2012, 10 p.m. CST


    by gotilk

    I think you make a pretty good point there. And I too enjoy me some GaGa from time to time for SOME reason. Do you think some of them turn to acting because music can't make them millionaires anymore? Not sure I fully think that's true, just wondering what you think about it.

  • July 26, 2012, 10:19 p.m. CST



    Hey dude, how goes it, mate? Hope you're doing good. Cheers, for the opinion?...I truly think it is (sadly) self-absorption, and 'fame greed'...I mean, let's have an analysis....GaGa is doing consistently well, musically, in terms of sales...thus, doesn't need to do 'this'....both of Timberlake's solo albums sold well (albeit he IS the weakest link of the three) - and I could <hypothetically> imagine he feels the vain need to 'compete' with his Missus Jess Biel....Rihanna makes an album every year, on average...doesn't need to do it either...tbh, maybe I am being slightly unfair...the blame should lie with the 'casting people' of certain movies, as well as the directors, and then the 'pop' stars who agree to appear in these conclude, the 'one' that really irks me the most is Timberlake....he was actually okay in Alpha Dog, but he is just himself in every film since, and should just stop. I appreciate I can come across as overly-opinionated to people, but I just 'think' of actors one sees in various TV series (for example), who you see many times - never know their (real) names, but always think - 'you know, they're consistently good at what they do...yet they never make it into movies...'...not fair. I have seen damn good ones in The Wire, Breaking Arrested even, ultra mainstream stuff like 24, Weeds..even say 'Coach' in Friday Night Lights...I just want to see actors, not pop stars, getting 'easy entry' into films...just because they're already famous/reknown....

  • July 26, 2012, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Shame that an actor wasn't available

    by MattDomville

    I suppose a songstress with peculiar fashion taste will have to do.

  • July 26, 2012, 10:37 p.m. CST



    I agree dude.

  • July 26, 2012, 10:39 p.m. CST



    ...I guess she was cast solely to draw more attention to the film....

  • she looks like a fresh faced teen in every one i know she is now in her mid 20s, but im feeling kinda weirded out being turned on by that pic some child actors you know are gonna grow up to be hot....but she was always so cute guess she is using this role to break out of that

  • maybe a bit freaked out

  • Way to be on top of things.

  • July 27, 2012, 12:30 a.m. CST

    hooray, more stunt casting of a shit script!

    by mrgray

    As long as news about this production keeps getting posted, I'm going to keep saying it: the script was bad. And the constant, incessant barrage of bullshit celebreality stunt casting "news" that keeps coming out of this production just supports my belief that newer drafts have NOT improved the writing.

  • July 27, 2012, 12:33 a.m. CST

    also, gotilk: FUCK YEAH!!!

    by mrgray

    Machete was an amazing bit of comedic cultural critique AT MOST. Propo-WHAT?

  • July 27, 2012, 12:40 a.m. CST

    I am an American of Mexican descent...

    by LF Martinez

    And I think Rodriguez is Tarantino's whore and that his films suck dick. People can call Machete rascist or not-rascist, "Mexploitation" or high art, and I could not attest to know if either statement is true because I refuse to see his piece-of-shit films. I stopped watching a looonnngg time ago, you know, like back after he made those shitty kids movies, and over-indulgent "geek" films with Tarantino that were really just sloppy, pointless, narcissistic, and (most importantly) unwatchable wastes of celluloid. At least Tarantino will occasionally redeem himself because he has real talent, but Rodriguez keeps churning out the same pathetic drivel year after year. There is a point when people need to transcend this need to support a no-talent hack because they share the same heritage. There are lots of directors whose work deserves to be seen, but Rodriguez is not one of them.

  • July 27, 2012, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Rodriguez sucks now. And the first Machette was awful.

    by kdoc13

    Seriously, he has lost what made him great. He goes for gimmicks now. Sin City, green-screen computer aided crap. Machette, deliberately shitty 70's looking drive-in cheese. It's all gloss now, no substance. Go back and watch El Mariachi again, and see what he did with no money, barely any special effects, and friends playing most of the roles. It was and still is one of the greatest action movies ever made. He did it with good writing, and great direction. Desperado still had the writing and this time more talented actors, and again, home run. Then he slacked off. Spy kids is shitty. Sorry, it is. Of all the great kids flicks, Spy Kids isn't one of them. Sharkboy and Lava-girl? He let his kid write that one. And it shows! Both those flicks are the same glossy special effects shit-tastic films he's been making lately. Yet, his short film in "Four Rooms" with the kids and the dead hooker in the mattress is awesome! Take the big budgets, special effects, and retro-drive-in crap away from him, force him to be creative in writing and direction again, and he'll be great. Untill then, he makes stuff like Predators, and we all remember how that turned out.

  • July 27, 2012, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Lady Gaga

    by Bop N Rumble

    Adding her to Machete Kills is a stroke of genius. I like her a lot and I am convinced she will kick major ass in this movie.

  • July 27, 2012, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Anybody think Sasha Alexander when viewing Alexa Vega pic?

    by adeceasedfan

    And skeezy old men drooling over Li'l Miss Spy Kids is disgusting. Disgusting. 37 isn't old right? Right?? (wipes chin)

  • July 27, 2012, 1:58 a.m. CST

    I have a feeling this will be a turd like the first one.

    by SunTzu77

  • July 27, 2012, 2:15 a.m. CST

    She's more rock n' roll than most R&R bands these days

    by TheManBehindTheMask

    Where did the fun go?

  • July 27, 2012, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Alexa Vega

    by tensticks

    Is a total sweetheart, and MUCH hotter in person than even the hottest pic of her you've ever seen.

  • It's also a talent that should transcend her youth, not unlike Bowie, Elton or Madonna. When the shock and glitter of youth fade, she'll hopefully be around for the long haul as a competent songstress or who knows actress? Only time will tell.

  • July 27, 2012, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Wait, Lady Whore Whore is in this? Well fuck that

    by Cash907

    Looks like I'll have to get my sexy Vega fix somewheres else.

  • July 27, 2012, 3:01 a.m. CST

    On Set.

    by vanchimera

    You were on set, were you? FIVE STARS! Really feels like this flick is throwing celebrity B-listers at us like there's no tomorrow. Not really interested in 50 cameos.

  • Can't badmouth his buddy Robert.

  • John Carter was alright by my book, but I would not be against another interpretation of the material. I trust Robert Rodriguez's pulp sensitivity.

  • July 27, 2012, 4:54 a.m. CST

    The sequel nobody wanted or asked for

    by FlandersBum

    Lame. This should go straight to DVD.

  • July 27, 2012, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Robert Rodriguez has a great formula for his recent movies

    by ZoeFan

    Basicly get a bunch of A-listers and have them all do overextended cameos. Based on the genre of movie he makes, this so works. I think he first figured this out doing Sin City. Can't wait for that sequel.

  • July 27, 2012, 7:08 a.m. CST

    La Chameleón

    by buggerbugger

    The poster is showing her shape-changing into a wolf. It's clearly some kind of pro-werebitch immigration agenda Rodriguez subscribes to, if you're a nut.

  • July 27, 2012, 7:10 a.m. CST


    by Monty Cristo

    A set visit doesn't buy a positive review. The only time I'm an easy lay is when my wife gets home. I thought the first one was okay, but like I think I said above, it didn't light me on fire. What has me enthused about this one is actually the mega-violent Cannonball Run-ness of how he's cast it. It's going to be big, loud, and goofy...and if it does that well, then great.

  • July 27, 2012, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Yep, Alexa is a hottie

    by ATARI

    need I say more?

  • July 27, 2012, 8:12 a.m. CST


    by gotilk

    Yes!! Live action Frazetta! I was just discussing this with a friend of mine. How it is finally possible, without looking *goofy*.

  • July 27, 2012, 8:13 a.m. CST


    by gotilk

    Yes!! Live action Frazetta! I was just discussing this with a friend of mine. How it is finally possible, without looking *goofy*.

  • July 27, 2012, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Woah, Vega got baps!

    by Lampers

    Amazing! Spy Kids ruined forever, but amazing.

  • July 27, 2012, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Ooooo Cuba Gooding!...this MUST be good.

    by borisdoris

    I'm being sarcastic obviously. I thought Rodrieguez was an AICN buddy yet he releases this info through Twitter. What gives? ; )

  • July 27, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Gaga?!? Oh this is some pandering bullshit.

    by Stalkeye

    I guess she'll be singing in this sequel as well?

  • July 27, 2012, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Yes, she'll be singing

    by ajit maholtra

    And we also get to see her pennis.

  • July 27, 2012, 9:51 a.m. CST

    I thought the first one sucked...

    by Dkev00

    So I can hardly imagine that this one could be any worse.

  • July 27, 2012, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Pushup bra or not, those are some seriously large and perky cans

    by kidicarus

  • July 27, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Thank you gotilk for your post.

    by butterbean

    My God, that was a very compassionate and intelligent post for this neighborhood. As someone who has lived in Guatemala and Mexico, I can attest to 100% of what you wrote. I live in Texas, where everyone who is of Latin origin is called a "messkin" regardless of where they came from. It pisses me off too. Thanks again for your post, it really touched me.

  • July 27, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    pop culture casting is a sign of a shitty film maker

    by animas

    it is also a form of nepotism. I won't be seeing this.

  • July 27, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Will Machete get to poker face?

    by Kakii

    Gibson, Sheen and now Gaga, this sequel is looking better and better, cant wait as the first one was awesome!

  • July 27, 2012, 11:13 a.m. CST

    RR flicks mostly suck

    by bobbofatz

    Lady GaGa will sell more tickets so maybe we can look forward to Machete Nukes! Garbage. AICN knows it is sludge but still slings it like it is silk. AICN and RR are besties. Oh, thanks for the left drivel gotlick

  • July 27, 2012, 11:15 a.m. CST

    So Alexa Vega went from a sweet looking kid, to your

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    standard pushed-up boobs, Maxim cover model. Congratulations all around.

  • July 27, 2012, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Machete Should Be Killed!

    by Darkness

    I kind of enjoyed the first, but that's enough for me. Featured Robert-I will work for food-De Niro, and now Mel-I'm owed on my taxes-Gibson. Who in the festering forelock of Nicodemus wants to see a sequel anyway? I think it's about time you got "Sin city: A dame To Kill For" underway, don't you Robert?

  • July 27, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST

    And Lady Gaga is stunt casting on the same level as Lindsey Lohan in the first.

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    And Rodriguez has become Tarantino with a lobotomy...a film geek thats been drooped on his head one time too many.

  • July 27, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST

    The only problem with MACHETTE KILLS

    by The StarWolf

    Is the title. It had already convinced me to stay away. Which means I can't honestly say, however much I'd like to, that Gaga's involvement is what's put me off it.

  • July 27, 2012, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Horse face is in this movie?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Count me out. The first part was one big letdown already...

  • Maybe she's the stunt casting? R.R. should remake Lady Killers (horrible 80's all woman assault team) with all hit go to actresses (Salma, Alba, Gugino, etc.).

  • July 27, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Lady Gaga Kills

    by TheBaxter boner. Alexa Vega brings it back to life.

  • July 27, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST

    This could be full bore awesome.

    by fireclown

    I'm not a fan of the music of Ms Gaga, but she's a talented woman. And she does over-the-top really well, which is what RR movies are all about.

  • July 27, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST


    by Mike J

    Just wanted to congratulate you on all those brilliant changes you've introduced to AICN - man alive, you sure have kept to all of those promises you made back in February - its almost like this is a totally different site to the shit one I gave up visiting a few months ago. Good job I came back to read AICN's collective take on TDKR otherwise I'd have missed all these incredible improvements you've made. I mean, you have turned AICN around from being a sinking ship to a sleek luxury cruise-liner! Heck even your boss Harry has turned from being a slack-jawed yokel into an great film critic who writes with authority on his chosen subject matter. Great job mate, well done.

  • July 27, 2012, 6:16 p.m. CST


    by Jared Parker

    ARE YOU FUCKING NUTS??? what about this movie is racist? don't tell me you're one of those piece of shit tea party mother fuckers that thinks you're losing your country. if anything the film is anti-racist, the same way SWEETBACK'S BADASSSSS SONG was

  • July 27, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Cannonball Frazetta

    by Teddy Artery

    That guy's nuts.

  • July 27, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Alexa Vega...that's the girl from SPY KIDS???? She's boobalicious

    by brodiebruce_405

    lookit dem hootyhoots

  • July 27, 2012, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Saw Spy Kids chick in a Areosmith video yesterday

    by chien_sale

    She really went all silicones on us. Even young she seemed pretty vain and artificial. She must love the idea of becoming a bimbo.

  • July 27, 2012, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Lady Gaga

    by Adz

    Has anyone seen the picture she posted on Twitter where she's supposedly naked in a chair? I can't tell if she's got some skimpy pants on or if she's actually flashing one of her gammon flaps. Either way it's certainly not fap material.

  • July 27, 2012, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Why does Rodriguez get such a pass?

    by BeatsMe

    He hasn't made a decent movie since... i don't even now. He must really throw good parties.

  • July 27, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Aerosmith still makes videos?

    by frank

    Wait, there are still music videos?

  • July 27, 2012, 11:26 p.m. CST


    by Jared Parker


  • July 28, 2012, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Haters'll be there opening night!

    by plisskenman

    For Machete Kills...and after this there WILL BE a....Machete Kills Again! mark my words.

  • July 28, 2012, 1:05 a.m. CST

    She looks great, but it's creepy that he's

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    sexing her up in one of his movies, considering he's known her since she was a kid.

  • July 28, 2012, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Great fucking cast.

    by Volllllume3

    Mel Gibson baby, yeah!

  • July 28, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST


    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    Why is it gay to not like Lady Gaga? Would you say the same if people were complaining about Kim Kardasian being cast? Or Katie Perry? Or Madonna? How about Justin Bieber?

  • July 28, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Using Lady Gaga In MACHETE KILLS!!

    by MrShootist

    uh, is that a good or bad thing?

  • July 29, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST

    A Day in the Life

    by DefyThis

    Of an AICN troll: What, <insert film here> is popular now? I hate it, it's garbage, <insert director> turned to shit after his third film, wah wah wah I wanna be a hipster. Oh, they cast <insert popular crossover star here> in it? He/she sucks, no talent, sellout, I won't watch it, it's gay! Yeah. STFU the lot of you. I'm no fan of Lady Gaga, but I also think Lindsay Lohan is a fucking trainwreck sideshow, but she worked in Machete exactly BECAUSE of that. Tom Hardy was hyped to fuck as Bane, and I thought he was only average. Meanwhile no one thought Heather Ledger would make a great joker... In other words - wait til you see the performance before fucking judging it. I've got enough faith in RR after the first one when it comes to quirky casting. De Niro, Don Johnson, Lohan, Cheech Marin, they all worked.

  • July 29, 2012, 10:24 a.m. CST


    by DefyThis

    My Insert Film Name etc. lines were parsed and removed by the site thinking they were html. Damn.

  • July 29, 2012, 8:07 p.m. CST


    by MegaBeth

    Rodriguez is a hack. His movies blow. Big fucking deal. This movie will make nothing at the Box office... as did all of his movies except for the Spy Kids tripe.

  • July 30, 2012, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Glad to hear it is crazier than the original

    by Sequelcast

    Although how can you top swinging through hospital windows on a lower intestine? I think Machete would also work as a series of short films done by different directors with Machete in different scenarios in each film.