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Robert Rodriguez is clearly one sick and twisted film-making individual, but hey, it works.
Joining Danny Trejo for movie two of the "Grindhouse" spin-off series — which, let that seep in for just a second — are a bevy of randoms from across the entertainment biz spectrum, including Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Mel Gibson, Vanessa Hudgens, Demian Bichir, Sofia Vergara, Antonio Banderas, Alexa Vega, Amber Heard, Michelle Rodriguez, Cuba Gooding Jr. and, reprising her resident hot chick role, Jessica Alba. That's, uh, quite the spread he's got for this bloody display.
And, naturally, there are some pretty awesome little highlights to parse through here. First, we were particularly amused by this bit with
Carlos Estevez Charlie Sheen as one take-no-names POTUS instructing someone off screen, "Let's go kick some a**" while ditching his nerdy specs ...
... and we really got a kick outta whatever was happening with Sofia Vergara's gun bosoms in this frame ...
... also, there was this bit with Lady Gaga, ever the flamboyant femme fatale, hailing down a trucker in stilettos and fur for some reason ...
... but most of all, we were totally owned once they showed us Mel Gibson doing machete stuff because c'mon.
You know what they say: go big or go home! (Or just go to the theaters on Sept. 13 to catch this bad boy on opening day.)
At this point, it's common knowledge that fighting off herds of the undead or intergalactic rebels requires more than just a few hand-held weapons. In fact, sometimes it requires more than just hands.
Sure, our limbs accomplish a myriad number of essential tasks every day – walking, kicking holding things, pointing, giving people the finger – but the sad truth is that they'll never be able to spray a hail of bullets or eviscerate enemies on their own. For those special battle-ready features, the body requires a few extra enhancements beyond what God gave you. After all, why replace a leg with a dopey wooden peg when a fully-loaded machine gun will do just fine?
In honor of the "Evil Dead" reboot and the franchise's longtime celebration of weaponized extremities, we've compiled a list of nine characters who turned a lost limb or imminent threat into an opportunity to upgrade their bodies into something far more badass than before.
1. Ash's chainsaw hand from 'Evil Dead II'
It's bad enough when you're fighting legions of demons you unwittingly unleashed from a skin-covered book, but what happens when your own hand becomes possessed and fights against you? If you're Ash, you get rid of the problem, literally, by promptly hacking off the bedeviled body part. Immediately following his self-amputation, Ash remedies his bloody stump predicament by snapping a fully-functional chainsaw where his hand once existed and iconically christens the end result "Groovy." Audiences emphatically agreed, and after putting his chainsaw hand to good use against the demon armies in "Army of Darkness" a few years later, Ash's brutal new appendage became the envy of handless demon slayers everywhere. Get More »
A new character poster (via Entertainment Weekly) for his sequel "Machete Kills" features the lovely and vivacious Sofía Vergara strutting her stuff with… wait, are those Gatling guns on her bazongas? Holy hell. Get More »
Alexa Vega, the ass-kicking junior junior junior operative from children's action-adventure "Spy Kids," is back 11 years later for Robert Rodriguez's upcoming "Machete" sequel... and she's a lot more nude than we remember her.
In this new pic from "Machete Kills," Vega has lost her high-tech gear... and most of her clothing. Get More »
Vanessa Hudgens is continuing to run as far from "High School Musical" as possible.
The "Sucker Punch" beauty is the latest addition to the ever-growing ensemble of Robert Rodriguez's grindhouse sequel, "Machete Kills," according to The Playlist.
News of Hudgens' involvement comes via her own official site, where it's revealed that she'll be playing the role of Cereza. As that's Spanish for "cherry," it should give you some idea of what kind of gal she is — yet another scantily-clad object of desire that probably knows how to shoot a gun and/or throw a knife. Get More »
Really, at this point you could tell us that our third grade teacher is in "Machete Kills" and we wouldn't bat an eye.
And the winning continues unabated.
Robert Rodriguez has a penchant for casting controversial tabloid celebs in his "Machete" series, be they Lindsay Lohan in the first movie or Mad Mel Gibson in "Machete Kills," but now the director has revealed via Twitter that none other than Charlie Sheen will play the most powerful man in the world. Very apropos. Get More »
Zoe Saldana is burning rubber for the border.
The "Avatar" beauty is set to join Danny Trejo for the latest adventure of everyone's favorite Mexi-can, "Machete Kills." News of Saldana's casting comes straight from Machete himself, as Trejo mentioned her during an exclusive interview with Moviehole:
"'Machete Kills' is going to be a lot more over-the-top than 'Machete,'" said Trejo. "We've got Sofia Vergara, who is a star in her own right, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez and Zoe Saldana — and guess what? I get to kiss all of 'em." Get More »
Pop quiz: Who's the luckiest man on the planet?
If you guessed Robert Rodriguez, you're right. The director has been busy packing the cast of his upcoming sequel to "Machete," aptly titled "Machete Kills," with a smattering of the hottest actresses alive.
According to Variety, "Modern Family"'s sizzling trophy wife, Sofia Vergara, is the latest siren in talks to join this army of femme fatales.
If she inks the deal, Vergara will sidle up alongside Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez and (as of only yesterday) Amber Heard. This installment finds Machete (played by the second luckiest man on the planet, Danny Trejo) recruited by the U.S. government to stop an arms dealer (Mel Gibson — shudder) from launching a deadly missile. Get More »
Amber Heard, the blonde who turned up the heat in "The Rum Diary," is at it again. This time, the bombshell is in talks to become the latest femme fatale in the Robert Rodriguez action flick, "Machete Kills," the sequel to the 2010 Grindhouse hit "Machete." (Insert men cheering here.)
According to Variety, Danny Trejo will return as the titular lead, along with beauties Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez. Oh, and Mel Gibson may be stopping by. In other words, Trejo is one lucky ex-federale. Get More »