Author: Film Renegado

VIDEO: Fando and Lis (1968)

Renegado dives into the madness of the world of Alejandro Jodorowski with two reviews of his first film, Fando and Lis. The movie follows the two title characters on a journey through an apocalyptic wasteland as they descend into madness.

VIDEO: Mexican Batwoman (1968)

Mexican Batwoman stars the beautiful Maura Monti as a super-heroine who must stop a nefarious doctor from creating a race of fish people from dead lucha libre wrestlers, all the while punching out bad guys, solving crimes, and wearing a bikini. Just like Batman!

VIDEO: Spy Kids (2001)

In this episode, Renegado begins a retrospective of the original Spy Kids trilogy. In the first installment, Gregorio (Antonio Banderas) and Ingrid Cortez (Carla Gugino) are international spies that have to be rescued by their kids, who become spies themselves and save their parents from the silly clutches of the evil mastermind Floop (Alan Cumming).

VIDEO: Apocalypto (2006)

In Mexico during the decline of Mayan civilization, a hunter (Rudy Youngblood) escapes from bad guys who capture his tribe for human sacrifice. He’s got to rescue his wife and son before rain fills the well where he hid them, along the way getting tortured nearly as much as Jesus in Mel’s previous movie.

VIDEO: Hellboy (2004)

Ron Perlman is a young demon summoned from hell during WWII to be a secret Axis weapon, but instead gets captured by American forces to use his powers for good. When Nazis return sixty years later, Hellboy and his elite super-powered defense team are humanity’s only hope!

VIDEO: Delta Farce (2007)

Renegado gets angry at Delta Farce, the disastrously unfunny comedy starring Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, and DJ Qualls as a group of National Guardsmen who crash land in Mexico and for some reason think they’re in Iraq. The movie scores some points for casting Danny Trejo as the bad guy, and the exquisite Marisol Nichols as his woman, but immediately forfeits those points by including Jeff Dunham and his talking jalapeño puppet.

VIDEO: Top Cat: The Movie (2011)

In this episode, the Renegado takes a look at Don Gato y Su Pandilla, the 2011 Mexican-made film adaptation of the Hanna-Barbera character Top Cat, who’s about as beloved by American audiences as Huckleberry Hound or Quick Draw McGraw, and yet has inexplicably achieved wide popularity in Mexico and South America.