Excellent Movie, Banderas, Depp & Rodriguez Rule!
I love this movie for many reasons. The action, the cast, and the director.
I'm a huge Robert Rodriguez fan and also a fan of Antonio Banderas & Johnny Depp.
I also like the supporting cast which includes: Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, Mickey Rourke, Eva Mendes, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Ruben Blades and Enrique Iglesias.
I would love to see another Desperado film made sometime. The two films Robert Rodriquez made as a sequel & trilogy for his original El Mariachi film are excellent. Perhaps, he might make an American film remake of El Mariachi. Maybe an earlier story of the character with Antonio Banderas playing the lead, which isn't the case with the El Mariachi film from 1992.
Antonio Banderas is great in these roles, such as El Mariachi and Zorro.
So, it would be a treat to see one more movie added to the trilogy, either El Mariachi remade or a brand new adventure.
There's plenty of action, role changes, twists, treachery, and surprises. Plus, awesome weapons and stand-offs.
I highly recommend this movie to everyone.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Once Upon A Time In Mexico
Writer-director Robert Rodriguez is listed in the credits as having “chopped, shot and scored” the nonstop action here. This nearly one-man movie machine continues to bend and stretch his cinematic ingenuity with a third visit to the spring of heroism and anguish that flows from the exploits and legend of guitar-playing gunfighter El Mariachi (Antonio Banderas). The plot is no great shakes. El Mariachi is in exile in a rural Mexican village after the death of his wife and child. An amoral CIA operative (Johnny Depp with deadpan cheekiness) brings him out of retirement to keep a drug-cartel boss (Willem Dafoe) from killing the president of Mexico. Revenge and double-crosses play a key role, but it’s Rodriguez’s sensational, highly amped camera work and love of overblown theatrics that make the chaos so fresh, outrageous, seductive and alive.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
This is the final chapter of director Robert Rodriquezs trilogy that
started with El Mariachi and continued in the second movie Desperado, an
it brings back together Antonio Banderas as El Mariachi and his sidekick
Salma Hayek. The plot finds Banderas as a traveling vigilante and being
recruited by a CIA agent (Johnny Depp) to take down a corrupt general who
is allied with a powerful drug lord (William Defoe) who are planning to
overthrow the President of Mexico-and install a government friendlier to
the drug producers. As in the first two movies, El Mariachi carries his
guitar case full of guns-and shoots and wipes out hundreds of drug cartel
warriors until he meets with the Main Bad Guys-in a final scene(s) shootout.
A bit more suspense in this movie than the first two-but some comical points
also although the main points here will be that Action and Adventure lovers
will enjoy this movie and find a nights entertainment with this movie. If
you liked either of the first two episodes of this trilogy-this one will not
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico - Explosive Excitment
Terrific Cast. Terrific direction and production.
Terrifically exciting and explosive.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico is a fun film that is as exciting as it is engaging and visually spectacular. The cast is excellent and the plot is fun. Leaping back into action, gun-slinging guitar toting hero ‘El Mariachi’ is back in town as director Robert Rodriguez delivers the epic final chapter of his pulp western trilogy. Starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Mickey Rourke, Eva Mendes, Enrique Iglesias and William Defoe – Once Upon A Time is a perfect mixture of explosion and excitement
10 of 15 people found this review helpful.
Action, and a little bit more action
Following where Desperado left off. Once Apon a Time in Mexico doesnt fail when it comes to action and creativity, even if it is done by a different director. Johnny Depp even offers a bit of sick humor as a creepy and naive CIA operative.