I saw Machete in the theater in 2010, and don’t have an exceptionally clear memory of it — which means it was not outstanding to me at the time. I remember being entertained, but I don’t now recall enough to recommend it one way or the other. Nonetheless, Robert Rodriguez is another of those directors, like Woody Allen, Quentin Tarantino, and Wes and Paul Thomas Anderson, who has an idea — though certainly less so than those esteemed filmmakers. But an idea is better than no idea. Hopefully Machete Kills, to be released October 4, will live up to its promise — because it looks like it could be a blast.