Sunday, May 12, 2013
LA VENGAZA DE LOS PUNKS (1987)
It took a few years but the punk/biker/Satanist gang of miscreants from one of my favorite Mexican movies of all time INTREPIDOS PUNKS return and get their revenge in this crazy-ass sequel. It all starts off with a jailbreak and mass raping and killings which our gang is very good at. They kill a cops whole family but stupidly leave him alive which leads to some more revenge from Mr. Policia. This is where the movie takes a turn into a more sadistic type of film since our vengeful cop, who does look a bit like a Mexican Charles Bronson, doesn't just kill gang members but kidnaps them to take them home and torture them at his leisure. These scenes sorta reminded me of something like THE DEVIL'S REJECTS where they flip our sympathies from the heroes to the villains but I'm not sure if that was actually the intent here. There's some especially nasty bits with the female members which involves some whippings and fun with acid which might be a little upsetting to more sensitive viewers and gives the film an even more misogynistic tone than it already had. While this isn't as fun as the first film it is a pretty decent sequel which goes down a darker path. There's also a bit of a cop-out ending but after the way they set everything up I'm not sure how else they coulda culminated everything without making rape-happy punks the heroes which I don't think your typical Mexican audiences are ready for even today. I guess they coulda just had a slasher movie ending, which come to think of it they kinda do.
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