Alright. I came up with this idea months ago. This has been a long time coming.
I, Gianella Rodriguez, have decided that it is imperative that I go through acclaimed director Robert Rodriguez’s filmography and watch it all. Why, you ask? Because I’m a tad unhinged and am attracted to doing mildly not-normal things. You know how Andrew Panton went a month only eating chicken when he won a round of PUBG? I live for that brand of strange self-infliction except I doubt this will be a painful process because I like watching movies and I like Robert Rodriguez. One day I’ll pull a ‘watch Grown Ups 2 every week for a year’-esque project but today’s not that day.
I have equal admiration and resentment towards Robert Rodriguez. Admiration because he changed the filmmaking game with ‘El Mariachi’ (which I haven’t seen) and resentment because he owns the Twitter handle @Rodriguez and while no one else is more deserving of that ownership than he is, I covet the hell out that. I think he’s cool, we’ve got the same last name, I’m gonna watch all his movies. Simple.
Here’s how I think it’s going to go down. I’m going solely off the Wikipedia page and as of August 2018, it lists 20 films that he has directed (including his short film Bedhead and not including 100 Years because c’mon). The plan (which is less of a plan that I came up with and more a plan that just conveniently fell into my lap) is to watch around about a movie a week and topping it all off at the end with Alita: Battle Angel which is set to come out this December. How effortlessly convenient.
So there you have it. I’m calling this Rodriguez Does Rodriguez. It’s like the only reason I’ve been put on this earth is to do this.