The Legend that precedes this movie is that it was made for only $7.000.
And that is a pretty impressive feat, but the movie didn't really entertain me in any way.
The only plus side for me was that it lead to the more Flash & Glossy and dare I say it commercial sequels DESPERADO and ONECE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO. As part of the Mariachi trilogy, I usually skip this one and jump straight in at Desperado. Just my opinion. 1 stars
Meet the Mariachi
This movie is enormous Fun, Everything is done with tongue firmly in cheek and with director Robert Rodriguez's usual panache.
The story is like an Old Skool Western, the dialogues from our lead are kept to a minimum.
All the talking is left to the Bombastic Action sequences, which are very Fresh and Exciting
Performance wise, Banderas looks the Dude, all Long Hair, Moody as Hell and Gunned up to the max.
Salam Hayek looks the Bomb. And Quentin Tarantino delivers a Superb Performance in a cameo
A Really Good watch. 4 STARS
ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO
Are you a MexiCAN or a MexiCAN'T
The Concluding part of the Mariachi Trilogy is an all Star affair with the addition of Mr Johnny Depp.
Once again we have a paper thin plot that leads to plenty of opportunities for Imaginative Gun Play and Action Sequences.
Johnny Depp pretty much steals the show with his quirky turn as a corrupt official, Banderas is his usual Cool, and Salam Hayek has never looked sexier.
All said and done this I a lot of fun and very easy to watch. 3 STARS