Many moons ago I posted to this blog a couple of movie trailers for â€œMacheteâ€ and â€œThe Social Network.â€
Although both movies seemed interesting to me I basically put my post up to practice the art of embedding Youtube videos (for those that canâ€™t tell â€” Iâ€™ve done alright).
It was last night that I finished watching both these movies in the comfort of my own home, but not before experiencing a couple of firsts.
â€œMacheteâ€ was the first Blu-ray I ever purchase and â€œThe Social Networkâ€ was the first Redbox rental Iâ€™ve ever completed. Moving up the in the world right?
So let me break it down what each movie has that the other doesnâ€™t and maybe some of you can chime in with your thoughts.
â€œMacheteâ€ stars Danny Trejo whose biggest line is maybe 20 words long. Jessie Eisenberg runs â€œThe Social Networkâ€ and speaks constantly almost enough where you have to play it back. Point goes to â€œThe Social Network.â€
â€œMacheteâ€ has loads of violence and sex complete with decapitation (not a movie for the kiddies). â€œThe Social Networkâ€ has lots of lawyers sitting in conference rooms. Point goes to â€œMachete.â€
â€œMacheteâ€ has a far fetched storyline involving bloody, bloody revenge. While â€œThe Social Networkâ€ is loosely based on real life and Zuckerberg for no reason seems to take out revenge. Point goes to â€œThe Social Network.â€
â€œMachete is written in part by Robert Rodriguez, who purposely went over the top. â€œThe Social Networkâ€ was written by Aaron Sorkin who was purposeful. Point goes to â€œThe Social Network.â€
â€œMacheteâ€ left me waiting for more action and pumped for more explosions. â€œThe Social Networkâ€ left me feeling sorry for the worldâ€™s youngest billionaire. Point goes to â€œThe Social Network.â€
So there you have it. I normally donâ€™t take a drama over a gore fest but it was that good. Look for it to clean up a few Oscars.