“It feels like there’s no reason for this movie to have even been made, apart from the first film becoming a cult hit, and comic book adaptations now being even bigger business than they were in 2005.”
Tagged: Directed by Robert Rodriguez
“I wonder if it ever crossed Rodriguez’s mind that the grainy film and ‘missing reel’ scenes of such movies were not put in there intentionally.”
“By the time we get to Elijah Wood with all his limbs chopped off being eaten alive by a wolf, it’s just tiresome.”
It’s Film Renegado’s second anniversary! And what better way to celebrate than with more Danny Trejo? This is… Machete!
The cast has completely changed since the previous movies, with Jessica Alba as the spy kids’ mother, Community‘s Joel Mchale as a spy hunter, and the voice of Ricky Gervais giving a terrible performance as a robot dog. This movie stinks in every possible sense of the word.
Juni Cortez enters a virtual reality game where he must stop the evil Toy Maker, played by a confused and over the top Sylvester Stallone… who also plays his own henchmen? Not only that, but there are brief appearances from the likes of Selena Gomez, George Clooney, Salma Hayek, and Elijah Wood. Can the Renegado survive the ridiculous plot and endless parade of awful cameos?
Renegado faces Robert Rodriguez’s second attempt at making a movie for kids. In this installment, the siblings find themselves on a strange island with Ray Harryhausen-inspired hybrid creatures created by a crazy scientist named Romero (Steve Buscemi). Also, there’s Ricardo Montalbán in a wheelchair.
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).