Big Bad Behind: Machete PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Projectionist   
Monday, 08 August 2011 11:19

Click to View Spy Kids Poster Click to View Spy Kids PosterThe "Machete" character originates from the 2001 Spy Kids film, written and directed by Robert Rodriguez.

This film is an expansion of a fake trailer that was released with Robert Rodriguez's and Quentin Tarantino's 2007 Grindhouse. Machete continues the B movie and exploitation style of Grindhouse, including using some of the same footage.

This was Danny Tejos first starring role.


In order to film her scenes, Lindsay Lohan had to work around her various probations and house arrests. She filmed her scenes in Fall, 2009. Lohan used a body double for the swimming pool "threesome" scene, but only because that portion of the film had already been filmed and used in the original mock trailer for Machete.

Jessica Alba on Spy Kids 4D set... Jessica Alba on Spy Kids 4D set...Jessica Alba appears "nude" in a shower scene. In reality she wore underwear, and in post production the garments were CGI'ed off of her. Thius enabling her to say she had not appeared nude in the movie. No word on if she had to give final approval for her CGI'ed naughty bits.

Alba will appear as the "Spy Mom" in Rodriguez upcoming "Spy Kids 4D". At least that's an excuse to get Alba in a tight black leather catsuit. (See photo to right...)

Robert De niro portrays Senator McLaughlin in the film. "What I liked about the character was that it was a fun thing to do in a sense of irony and it's not taken seriously. He's not taken seriously on one level so that frees you to have fun without being weighted down by some requirements," says Robert De Niro on the role.

Danny Trejo as Machete in Spy Kids Danny Trejo as Machete in Spy KidsAccording to Danny Trejo, Rodriguez is already done with the script for the first of two Machete sequels, titled Machete Kills. The title of the third film in the trilogy is tentatively titled Machete Kills Again.. Both these titles appear in the end credits of the film's theatrical release. At the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, Rodriguez confirmed that the sequels have been both greenlit, and that the trailer for the third would follow the credits of the second film.


(Our thanks to Wikipedia for most of the above information.)

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 August 2011 13:09

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