The Return of Johnny V. (2011) is an action comedy film written by Neil Knox and directed by Ryan B. Young and Aaron Lee Lopez for Mutt Productions. Starring Paul Matthew Lopez, Dana De La Garza, Craig Rainey, and David Rodriguez; with Tommy Munoz, Alexander Berkowitz, Elmo Ramos, Redneck Willie, and Vikki Tonge.
Johnny Valenzuela is a burnt out ex-cop with a unique taste for revenge. When the Mayor and his goons kidnap Johnny V, Angel and the Zeta, he unknowingly signs up for a battle that’s too hot to handle. Johnny V becomes One Man with One Mission: the transformation of the Mayor into a human punchbowl. So sit down, buckle up and enjoy a front row seat to the carnage that follows.
Girls, guns or zombies? Sexy Mexican girls, guns and the Zeta!
Not rated. 90 minutes. Watch the official trailer here …
Watch the trailer from Indican Pictures on Vimeo (here).
My thoughts… The Return of Johnny V. is an “explosive” homage to grindhouse cinema, similar in style and execution to Robert Rodriguez’s Machete (2010) with hints of Rodriguez’s awesome first film El Mariachi (1992). The Return of Johnny V. is stylish, action-packed, sexy, and pretty damn funny! The pops, scratches and burns on the film stock are certainly authentic; as is the hyperbolized tough-talking dialogue, which is played totally straight! Oh, and Dana De La Garza is bad-ass and, yet, soooo adorable!
Read my original (more extensive) post on MHE (here).