Machete race war accusations are a unique subplot for the new movie. In Machete, race war breaks out between illegal immigrants and white people, although the Machete race war is generally regarded as satire. After all, since this is a “Mex-plotation” movie made by grindhouse devotee Robert Rodriguez, most critics and audience members are unlikely to take it seriously. The whole point of movies like this is to play up extremes for maximum violence, gore and action. But in other circles, the idea of a Machete race war is not to be taken lightly.
Alex Jones, the leading source for conspiracy theories on the Internet, has called the film a “racist bloodbath” and accused producers of lying about it. Back in May, Jones got a copy of the script and laid into it for being racist, and promoting all-out war against anyone who opposed illegal immigration of any kind.
After that initial report, Machete race war accusations were derided by Robert Rodriguez, who said that the worst of it wouldn’t be in the final cut. However, nearly everyone who’s seen the movie has noted that all of the white characters are extremist villains, and those against illegal immigration all meet gory ends.
With that, Machete race war comments have been made again by Jones, who says that everything he brought up in May did make it into the movie. He again claims that the film promotes “one-sided approval of Hispanic revenge killings,” and said that this is the most openly racist film since Birth of a Nation.
Since Jones regularly takes on the government, and the cabals that allegedly control it, some may wonder why he’s spending his time protesting a movie. But he claims that the Machete race war themes matter, since Texas gave Rodriguez and his crew tax incentives to make it. Therefore, he questions whether Texas should keep subsidizing his movies, if they have “divisive, racially-tinted trash,”
If Jones fears that the movie will actually inspire a race war, it may not get enough of an audience. The movie opened on a slow Labor Day weekend, and is only projected to finish third behind The American and Takers. It seems that few beyond Rodriguez’s fanbase, and the exploitation movie base, have flocked to the film, despite better-than-expected reviews.
The Machete race war may have been won by the Mexicans on screen, but things are more complicated in real life. Rodriguez may not inspire a real-life army of machete-wielding immigrants to take arms — but since Jones seems to think he tried to, he has made Jones’ vast list of enemies against America.
Prison Planet- “Machete producers lied about racist bloodbath”
Aint It Cool News- “A Family Friendly Machete? What Do You Mean No Race War?”