Desperado
1995
**½
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Steve Buscemi, Joaquim de Almeida

A quiet Mariachi comes to town with revenge on his mind, and his only ally is a beautiful bookstore owner. After the runaway success of El Mariachi Robert Rodriquez got a big pile of money to make this visually impressive sequel/remake. Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek are probably the hottest screen couple of all time, but the story is predictable and the other characters are boringly one-dimensional. Followed by Once Upon a Time in Mexico.