Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Like Father, Like Son.

Don Lamberto Quintero (Antonio Aguilar) is now being laid to rest after being gunned down by his enemies. All his associates and friends attend the burial. The most important person there however is Lamberto's son (played by Antonio's son Pepe Aguilar) whom too is named Lamberto. It turns out Lamberto kept his son in secrecy for security reasons. Now that the father is gone, its time for the son to take over the business. Lamberto Hijo (Jr.) is very young, but very smart. After the burial, he's already getting bullets shot at him, but luckily he fires back and has guards with him always.

Lamberto Hijo meets with his father's associates. They're not too keen on working for/with a young man, but Lamberto Hijo assures them that despite his age, he's still gonna run things exactly like his father did and more. As Lamberto Hijo prepares his father's business; he takes out all of his father's enemies that remained and the traitors that are out to take over the Quintero business. 

El Hijo De Lamberto Quintero (aka "Son of Lamberto Quintero") was an obvious attempt at boosting Pepe Aguilar's singing career. He was just starting out in the 90's and so a movie would clearly nab everyone's attention unto him since his legendary father was to accompany him in the movie & all. The movie turned out to be a success since he went on to become a popular musician and well-known through out Mexico and the United States. The movie itself is pretty good by the way (duh). It's actually even a little better than the first movie since it focused only on Lamberto Hijo's path to becoming a boss and remembering his father's advice. There's a few parts with Pepe Aguilar singing along with his dad, but they weren't out of range or anything. It was done right. It also has some really good action. Guns firing mostly, but coordinated perfectly. 

Best part of the movie is the last 10-15 minutes of the movie. A wedding is starting, Lamberto Hijo prepares to attend it in honor of his father, all while his associates prepare for a huge cutoff of the traitors among them. It was all edited beautifully with classical music playing. It pretty much ripped-off The Godfather baptism scene. We all remember that amazing scene, right? 

If the first movie left you with wanting more, then definitely watch the sequel. It's worth it. 6/10.