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SecretAgentxMan

739 points

2 months ago

The Desperado trilogy is great.

El Mariachi

Desperado

Once upon a time in Mexico

rmoore911

165 points

2 months ago

rmoore911

165 points

2 months ago

This trilogy doesn't get enough love. Once upon a time in Mexico is a lot better than what many give it credit for. Come on, where else can you get a line like "Are you a Mexi-can or a Mexi-Can't?"

Breezyisthewind

22 points

2 months ago

Only Robert Rodriguez would ever come up with a such a line and only could Danny Trejo deliver such a line.

Koeienvanger

13 points

2 months ago

"Machete don't text."

Chaotickane

12 points

2 months ago

Except Johnny Depp delivers the line.

VAGINA_EMPEROR

2 points

2 months ago

underdabridge

5 points

2 months ago

I loved the first two movies. Had to shut off the third.

AllUpInYaAllDay

6 points

2 months ago

The third was the best one!!

The whole cast was amazing. It was funny. Mickey fucking Rourke

FluffyTid

2 points

2 months ago

Which one was the one with johnny deep?

eskilla

3 points

2 months ago

That's the third one

thebluetomatos

2 points

2 months ago

Super Troopers

Squigglepig52

1 points

2 months ago

I love that movie.

But I've confused it with "The Mexican" before. Kept waiting for Gandolfini and Pitt to show up.

DangerSwan33

31 points

2 months ago

The thing with that trilogy is that Desperado is just SO much better than the other two, and it can stand on its own as an entirely self-contained movie, that I never really care to watch the other two.

IMO, Mariachi is just kind of hard to watch. I can enjoy some low budget films, but Mariachi kind of becomes a chore to get through.

Mexico, on the other hand, is just convoluted, and feels rather shoehorned in. It's an entertaining film, but it really comes across as a bit of a forced endeavor to me.

And in the middle, Desperado is just so fucking perfect. If I were to consider this to be one of the greatest trilogies, it'd be dishonest, because it would ALL just be on the back of how good Desperado is.

To me, it's like considering Terminator to be one of the great film franchises, just because T2 is the single greatest piece of art humans have ever made.

PvtSherlockObvious

5 points

2 months ago

Agreed. Desperado is absolutely amazing, and already gives you pretty much everything you need. Steve Buscemi's whole speech/story in the first scene is so completely, absolutely amazing that it could be a movie all on its own, and I just never get tired of it. Salma Hayek in one of her first major US roles looking, well, looking like a young Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas kicking ass and taking names (and providing just as much eye candy as Hayek), Danny Trejo as a knife-crazy assassin... There is no part of that movie that I don't love.

CyberShiroGX

6 points

2 months ago

Wait there is a prequel to Desperado?

thomasjford

11 points

2 months ago

Not really. Not sure why people consider it a trilogy because the first film El Mariachi is basically a cheap, low budget version of Desparado. Once Rodriguez had enough kudos and money to make another film he remade it with a bigger budget.

BTS_1

3 points

2 months ago

BTS_1

3 points

2 months ago

It’s called “The Mexico Trilogy” FYI :)

1nstantHuman

3 points

2 months ago

Undercover CIA

Are you a Mexican or a Mexican't?

NarfleTheJabberwock

2 points

2 months ago

100% agree. This feels like an underappreciated trilogy

dasoberirishman

2 points

2 months ago

Ay ya ya ya, ah ya mi amor

Ah mi morena [something] corazon

I can still hear the whole song in my head. Hell, I can see the entire scene in my mind's eye.

prima_facie2021

2 points

2 months ago

This. I love Robert Rodriguez, but mainly his action stuff. Turning Danny Trejo into a cult legend was a fantastic feat. I laughed a lot at Machete, what an entertaining ride! Also, El Mariachi and Desperado are so, so good. Had less fun with OUATIM. And I have been completely confused by Sharkboy and Lava Girl and Alita: Battle Angel .

thefisher86

2 points

2 months ago

This trilogy is where I went from "movies are entertainment" to "movies are art to be appreciated as such."

Lucky_Response_9039

2 points

2 months ago

The Mexico trilogy is the one that came to my mind too

Mr_Epimetheus

2 points

2 months ago

Fuck. Yes. Those movies are, hands down, Robert Rodriguez's best work. I don't care what anyone has to say about Spy Kids.

FernandoDante

2 points

2 months ago

Averages out to a good movie and a half at best, IMO.

halborn

1 points

2 months ago

Fans of El Mariachi should check out the original Django.