Friday, August 24, 2012

Ear Cuttin' with Roberto Flaco Guzman.

A truck driver and his adolescent son are on their way to deliver melons to a store. Out of nowhere, the truck driver is forced to pull over by men who claim to be be judiciales. The 'judiciales' claim they want the drugs that are hidden in the truck, the trucker tells them there are no drugs in the truck (which is true), then they all start fighting each other with fists & guns. Next thing you know, the leader of the 'judiciales' who's called Remoto (Roberto Flaco Guzman) cuts off an ear... the ear of the trucker's son! As the son's ear recovers in the hospital (haha!), the trucker teams up with a good friend (Valentin Trujillo) to find Remoto so they can kill him and anyone that gets in their damn way.

Based on the wild story of Daniel Arizmendi Lopez, this movie really doesn't portray Daniel aka "El Mochaorejas" very well. Oh sure, he does brutally cut 2 ears off and he is some kind of leader of a criminal organization, but that's about it. We don't see him kidnapping anybody or cut a lot of ears off like the real guy did. Now that I think about it, this damn movie barely focuses on El Mochaorejas! After the trucker's friend cuts Eva Garbo's ear off (what a tragedy!), the movie takes a turn for the worse(r) by just focusing on the trucker out & about, singing lame songs, and talking to his family. Dumb, huh? Very dumb! After all that dumb crap with the trucker, the movie finally (& slowly) focuses on him wanting to kill Remoto....

Ahh hell, El Mochaorejas coulda been pretty decent if it didn't focus so much on the damn trucker. That trucker is just not an interesting dude. He doesn't sing all that great either. I wanted to see more of Remoto cutting some damn ears off! That's what the movie is supposed to be about! Not about how the trucker can sing & shit like that.  Eh, whatever. Fuck it. 2/10.

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