Robert Rodriguez has been a director for almost 20 years, and his films have changed the view of how movies are seen and his movies inspired many filmmakers to make films alike. He has made 13 films, most of them received positive reception. This is the list of my top 5 favorite films made by Rodriguez.
5. Planet Terror
Rodriguez provides viewers with a hilarious and an extremely violent take on B rated exploitation flicks with Planet Terror. As the first film in Grind House double feature, Planet Terror starts out with a nuclear reactor exploding causing Earth to go to hell with a zombie invasion. Planet Terror contains purposely bad acting and cheesy dialogue mixed in with over the top gory scenes and “missing reels” to give viewers an actual feeling that they are viewing a real grind house film.
4. Spy Kids
Robert Rodriguez is mostly known for his violent R rated films, but Rodriguez went in an opposite direction by directing a movie made for children. Spy Kids became a success and most kids that I know loved the movie. I even enjoyed the film myself. Spy Kids blows Dora the Explorer out in the dust.
Danny Trejo, Rodriguez’s bad ass second cousin finally gets a leading role in a movie. Rodriguez’s most recent film another B rated exploitation with humorous cheesy dialogue and over the top action. But the reason that this film is in the number three spot is because of the incredibly creative styles of kills portrayed in the movie. Machete has killings so creative that the Hannibal Lector would be jealous. I will never look at intestines the same way…
2. El Mariachi
El Mariachi is Robert Rodriguez’s first film. It was made off a 7000 dollar budget and filmed in the enthusiastic language of Spanish. The movie is mostly known for its low budget action sequences and the spawning of movies Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. El Mariachi is an inspiration to all amateur filmmakers because of the amazing results that came out from such a low budget.
1. Sin City
Sin City is like watching a comic book, literally. Based off Frank Miller’s graphic novel, Rodriguez takes every frame from the graphic novel and makes it into a movie. Sin City is mostly black and white and it follows a non linear story line. Sin City is not afraid to hold back on violence and innocence. It’s a comic book movie for adults and it deserves more recognition for its innovating special effects and incredibly accurate comic book to movie translation.