|Antonio Banderas is the passionate Latino with the Big Gun on the poster for Robert Rodriguez' Desperado|
Bitter after having lost his girlfriend, our Mariachi hero sets out to kill the responsible, Bucho, - who turns out to be his brother. On the way he falls in love with a highly curvaceous book store assistant.
The universe has changed to one which is juiced up by big cash from great Texan writer-director Robert Rodriguez's debut El Mariachi (1992), which was the first in his Mexico trilogy, to this the continuation of the trilogy that ended with the bad Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003).
Desperado has great, well-choreographed action scenes and some delightful supporting actors; namely Cheech Marin (Masked and Anonymous (2003)), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire (2010-14)) and Quentin Tarantino (She's Funny That Way (2014)). As well as a starring couple, Antonio Banderas (Original Sin (2001)) and Salma Hayek (Frida (2002)), who reek of sex and passion. It all makes it more than okay that Desperado is a very different kind of beast in terms of scope and tone from the great Mariachi.
|Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas pose for Robert Rodriguez' Desperado. - Where they the sexiest screen couple of 1995?|
Watch the trailer for the film here
Cost: 7 mil. $
Box office: 25.6 mil. $ (North America only)
[But certainly a big hit. Desperado was shot entirely on location in Ciudad Acuña, Mexico. It opened #2 to 7.9 mil. $ domestically. Only few numbers are out about its global performance, which seems to have been decent.]
What do you think of Desperado?
Were Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas the hottest screen couple of 1995 in your opinion?