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Posted by Olivet (Member # 1104) on :
Saw this with the love muffin last night. LOOOOVED it, and I'll tell you why.

In short, See this movie! El Mariachi was fun, got more credit than it deserved, maybe (because it was in Spanish, and therefore had a foriegn film mistique that it may or may not have deserved). Desparado was great, especially for those of us who saw El Mariachi and liked it. But this movie is better.
Posted by Storm Saxon (Member # 3101) on :
Johnny Depp clearly has some kind of pact with Satan. I don't think he's aged a day in about 20 years.
Posted by Damien (Member # 5611) on :
I really want to see this movie. I love Johnny Depp. I don't care how old he is. *dies*
Posted by Yebor1 (Member # 1380) on :
Thats not a spoiler here is a spoiler

someone gets shot

see totally ruined the plot and the film for the rest of us who have not seen it

man thats as bad a teeneger usually females with friends over.....watching a video with you. One they saw 15 times in the theater but you never had a chance to watch cause you work for a living......any way they all talk all through the movie giving up every plot point
Posted by Olivet (Member # 1104) on :
It also has Salma Hayek in skimpy clothing. I mean if all the guns and stuff were not enough to get your butt in the seat. [Wink]

The special effects are used mostly to make wounds look real, like eye-holes and disintegrating knees (when hit with a close range short shotgun blast). Wicked. Also, people getting blown up and hit by cars and stuff. Realistic gore, but with ... I dunno... panache.
Posted by Pod (Member # 941) on :
Jaiden and i saw this on saturday.

What was mind boggling for me was the sort of surreal senselessness of the whole affair, the movie was shot such that you're never entirely sure whether the whole thing is just one really big dead pan joke. Really i think thats what makes it cool, but the thing is so weird that jadien and i have no idea what to make of the film.

I went to see it simply because it had the juno reactor track "Pistolero" as the preview theme.

"Are you a Mexi-can, or a Mexi-can't?"
Posted by Lime (Member # 1707) on :
Holy cow, Johnny Depp's 40?! [Eek!] [Hail]
Posted by Youth ap Orem (Member # 5582) on :
I saw the movie Saturday, my brother thought the chihuahua was gonna be a weapon. Lol, he said that he kept hoping the guy would break out some secret compartment like the guitar cases. I thought it was pretty darn good. Speaking of Johnny, i just saw him a couple nights ago in Benny and Joon and he looks exactly the same, with eyeballs and only 2 arms of course, but besides that pretty similar. Did anyone else laugh with they saw enrique?
I'm a Mexican't!
Posted by Olivet (Member # 1104) on :
Johnny Depp is ageless. It's almost surreal.

The whole first scene with Enrique was amusing.

There were so many things about this movie that made me laugh. Some little, some big. Like Sands' shirt that said "CIA: Cleavage Inspection Agency" and the one that said, "I'm with Stupid" and had the hand pointing down (that was especially good considering how the girl was his downfall).
Posted by Godric (Member # 4587) on :
Johnny Depp was cool. Antonio Banderas was sexy cool. Salma Hayek was just plain sexy.


I didn't like this one nearly as much as Desperado. Other than the opening sequence Hayek was under used, the humor and "cool factor" were great except he (Rodriguez) tried being too serious at the same time.

Still, it's definitely worth a look.
Posted by Youth ap Orem (Member # 5582) on :
Does anyone else think, Johnny Depp and Antonio Banderas are too cool to be their real names?
Posted by Fyfe (Member # 937) on :
I think that somewhere in Johnny Depp's attic is a picture of himself that's aged hideously, and he can't stand to look at it, and every time he does a wicked deed it gets hideouser, while he himself changes not a jot.

Yes, he does look creepily young. In Benny and Joon he really looks like he's just out of high school or something, and he'd be 30 when it was made...

Posted by Ralphie (Member # 1565) on :
It also has Salma Hayek in skimpy clothing. I mean if all the guns and stuff were not enough to get your butt in the seat.

Salma Hayek is the only other female star that rivals my beauty.

<--- Ralphie, who is also Monica Bellucci.
Posted by Olivet (Member # 1104) on :
Antonio Banderas is from Spain, and I think that is his real name.

But Johnny Depp's real name is Dorian Gray, obviously. [Wink]

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