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‘Machete’ sequel offers spurts of humor, but joke gets old fast

Danny Trejo, left, and Demian Bichir star in “Machete Kills.”
Photographer: Rico Torres/Open Road Films
Danny Trejo, left, and Demian Bichir star in “Machete Kills.”
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Robert Rodriguez is like that friend who loves to tell jokes, but always goes on and on, well past the punch line. Remember how he beat the living daylights out of his “Spy Kids” franchise? That’s what he’s working toward with “Machete.” We saw the trailer in “Grindhouse” — for the thriller about the avenging, hacking and cutting Mexican, played by the comically scary-looking Danny Trejo. We got a few laughs out of the actual ...

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