Danny Trejo reprises his role as the eponymous Mexican secret agent in Robert Rodriguez’s blood-soaked sequel to his 2010 exploitation homage.
Machete Cortez (Trejo) is granted citizenship of the United States by the President (Charlie Sheen) in exchange for hunting down a terrorist called Mendez (Demian Bichir), who intends to launch a nuclear payload at Washington D.C.
Machete accepts his task with tough-talking sidekick Luz (Michelle Rodriguez) and sexy undercover agent Ms San Antonio (Amber Heard) in tow.
Machete cuts a swathe through Mendez’s henchmen, unmasking the mastermind of the diabolical plot: an arms manufacturer called Voz (Mel Gibson), who has many reasons for wanting to unleash nuclear armageddon.
Machete Kills is a truly authentic slab of Mexploitation, filled with excessive violence and cartoonish set pieces.