Rated: R - Runtime: 109 min
tesg's Rating: Two and one half stars (out of four)
HEY KIDS! Remember when you worked at a mediocre radio station that sometimes got to interview mediocre musicians and the one thing you were absolutely supposed to not screw up was to get them to cut a station promo? You know, the one that went something like "Hi this is so-and-so from Queensryche and you're rockin' with Classic 107."
Well, Regal Cinemas has brought this blatant form of prostitution to the big screen.
Prior to the roller coaster, we got Danny Trejo, in character as Machete, introducing the trailer for "Machete Kills". "See it at a Regal Cinema...OR I WILL FIND YOU!"
Then we got Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (NOT in character) encouraging you to see their new flick at a Regal before what was more like a First Look mini documentary about their movie.
Wahlberg and Washington are the reasons to see this movie. Bill Paxton isn't bad either. But they're in pretty pedestrian surroundings. Worth seeing, but it won't be in my home movie collection.
You might just wait to rent it.