- Cast: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Lady Gaga, Jessica Alba, Sofía Vergara, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Antonio Banderas, Demian Bichir, Cuba Gooding Jr., Edward James Olmos, William Sadler, Crystal Martinez, Electra Avellan, Elle LaMont, Corey Burton, Emmy Robbin, Billy Blair, Marko Zaror, Heaven Elizabeth Fearn, Elise Avellan, Marci Madison, Samuel Davis, Sophia Hoang, Jennie Lieber, Vincent Fuentes, Mike Gassaway, Edgar Arreola
- Director: Robert Rodriguez
- Writers: Kyle Ward, Robert Rodriguez, Marcel Rodriguez
- Producers: Sergei Bespalov, Aaron Kaufman, Iliana Nikolic, Alexander Rodnyansky, Robert Rodriguez, Rick Schwartz
- Co Producers: Douglas Aarniokoski, Tom Proper
- Associate Producer: Marina Bespalov
- Executive Producers: Terry Dougas, Sam Englebardt , William D. Johnson, Paris Kasidokostas Latsis, Mark C. Manuel, Boris Teterev
- Costume Design: Nina Proctor
- Makeup: Meredith Johns
- Music: Carl Thiel
- Production Design: Steve Joyner
- Set Decoration: David Hack
Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man - he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Filming Locations: Austin, USA
- MPAA Warning: Strong bloody violence throughout, language and some sexual content
- Production Companies: Aldamisa Entertainment, 1821 Pictures, Quick Draw Productions, Overnight Films
- Production Schedule: 11 June 2012 - 28 July 2012
2013 Guide Analysis: "Based on a trailer from 2007's "Grindhouse," 2010's R-rated Mexican exploitation action flick "Machete" has scored solid reviews, decent box-office, and its own cult audience. Now, Rodriguez and Danny Trejo re-team for this follow-up which sees the ex-federale recruited by the U.S. President (Charlie Sheen) to take down an eccentric billionaire arms dealer (Mel Gibson) who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.
As usual with Rodriguez's films, he's serving in multiple capacities and shot the film for quite cheap in just over four weeks at his Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas. He's also scored an incredible cast to make cameo appears alongside Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan and Michelle Rodriguez who will reprise their roles from the first film. Joining them are Sofía Vergara, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, Antonio Banderas, Zoe Saldana, Edward James Olmos, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alexa Vega, William Sadler, Lady Gaga, and Tom Savini.
'Kills' is the second of a proposed trilogy of "Machete" movies, and Rodriguez says this one has "a space element … we’ve given the character a much bigger playground. It’s going to be like a James Bond movie, with a Bond-style villain." "Machete" meets "Moonraker" perhaps? It's unlikely that this will be the last we hear of the ex-federale."