Because it stars Johnny Depp, and it's got some witty, well-written, clever dialogue, the comparisons to Pirates of the Carribean are going to be made. But not by me. Robert Rodriguez is a clever, snarky bastard, and this film is all his...it was born, fully grown like Athena, from his brain.
It's over the top. It really is. It's a blood-soaked, bullet-riddled rollercoaster ride, this movie. And it's got some absolutely genius moments.
Johnny Depp...of course. Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek...perfect as the tragic, perfect love. There's alcohol jokes, there's eyeless eyesockets jokes...there's even a "Can you hear me now? Good" riff.
And the chihuahua. Moco. I hear that he is actually Mickey Rourke's dog...which, you know? Is kinda sweet. And Rodriguez thanks Quentin Tarantino in the credits...which makes a lot of sense.
I think the most interesting part of this movie, though, was that it was the first movie I've seen in digital. And...I could tell the difference. It's pixelated. It's meant to be sharper...but I'm not so sure. I'll need to see more before I decide if I like it or not.