With Sin City: A Dame To Kill For opening today, I feel like now is a good time to look back on Robert Rodriguez’s career while his name is still fresh in our minds!
Alright, no. I’ll be honest. This article has ulterior motives. I’m noticing a weird occurrence as of late – not that many people are all that excited about Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. I don’t know, maybe it’s just the crew I roll with, but Rodriguez’s Sin City sequel is arriving with very little excitement, and remembering back on the original, I’m not really sure why. It’s flashy, immersive, pulpy noir material that doesn’t quite reinvent the genre, but it does offer a visually striking take on Frank Miller’s heralded source material.
Another thing I don’t get is all the strange negativity I hear about Robert Rodriguez, a man who clearly makes the movies he wants to see. When you pop in Machete or Desperado, there are certain expectations, and those usually involve Rodriguez focusing heavily on ridiculously fun action. In those terms, I believe the man has delivered time and time again, and even concerning his children’s movies, again – he makes the movies his children want to see. Rodriguez goes at his projects guns blazing, taking the risks other studios might shy away from. Yeah, it makes sense why he named his production company Troublemaker Studios.
As a service, I’ve decided to recall my favorite moments from Rodriguez’s career, because I think a little more credit should be thrown this man’s way. These aren’t necessarily certain scenes or movies specifically, although some are, but these are the 10 reasons that make me keep coming back for more Rodriguez. I know I might be in the minority here, but I’d gladly show up for a Machete Kills…Again screening – especially if it’s in space.
Alright, let’s start the discussion and get you haters aggravated – here are the top 10 moments from Robert Rodriguez’s career.