Uh, wow. Robert Rodriguez's Mexploitation-inspired Machete might seem, at first glance, to have a limited audience. It's about a Mexican man who kills his enemies with, yes, machetes, and is an offshoot from Grindhouse, the Rodriguez-Quentin Tarantino collaboration that did only slightly better box office than the cult classics that inspired it. But the Machete trailer Rodriguez cheekily released to coincide with Cinco de Mayo suggests his film may have something for almost everyone. To wit:
Arizonans: The new trailer thoughtfully opens with a "special Cinco de Mayo message" to the Grand Canyon state, where a new law designed to stop illegal immigration has been denounced as racial profiling.
People who like Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, motorcycles, and machetes: Yes, they're all here. We haven't seen a trailer so stuffed with jaw-droppers since the one for Sex and the City 2.