[quote=“Bad Lieutenant, post:12, topic:1372”]Can’t say I agree with the, mostly lukewarm, response to this film. I very much enjoyed this. Lucidi obviously wasn’t taking things too seriously, but made a nice treasure hunt adventure nevertheless. The tone is indeed not too dark, the mariachis make sure of that, but there’s still some badass shooting.
The incorporating of three of the seven deadly sins -marking the deaths of Thonville, Rayo and El Supremo- was a clever touch.
I didn’t mind the humour and some of the puns were even quite funny. It’s a good thing though that Lucidi never enters slapstick territory. Also the jokes are not omni present, so I wouldn’t call it a comedy.
Robert Woods does a very good job as Pecos. Luciana Gilli is nice eye candy. Lallo Gori does variations on his own themes, as he does more often. It works quite well.
I expected a bad film, but it was quite enjoyable. I follow mostly BL’s opinion and can’t understand some of the very negative reviews. It surely is a change of mood compared to the bleaker first Pecos film, and the much to cheap look doesn’t help either, but it surely has its moments. 3/5
(Kill the Mariachi players)