Jeremy’s One Paragraph Movie Review: Bad Ass (2012)

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Danny Trejo has made a nice little film career for himself with the Machete films. Those are enjoyable flicks that move fast and are full of ridiculous action and story it is hard not to like them. Trejo continues what I am coining Mexsploitation films, with Bad Ass. The film is based off of the actions of that crazy old coot that beat down a guy on a public bus in Oakland some years ago. The movie has all of the elements of the Blaxploitation genre as it relates to race, sex, humor and action. The big problem with this movie though is that it gets increasingly difficult to figure out what is supposed to be funny if any of it is supposed to be funny at all. The action and plot get so ridiculous you are waiting for a wink from Trejo. You get some near misses but nothing definitive. Don’t get me wrong, the movie is fun and move at a brisk pace. It never seems to take itself too seriously, I guess but again that is the overall problem. -Jeremy

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One Response

  1. Danny Trejo is co-starring in the new (as of 3/14) F/X series, “St. George” along with George Lopez. Trejo was 67 years old when Badass was filmed. Real-life badass Buddy Rogers, at age 72, once beat up a loudmouth jerk in his 20s for popping off at a fast-food restaurant.

    The lesson I take from the movie is, “don’t take the bus in Oakland.” That’s right! I said it!

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