40 Baffling, Outrageous Mexican Movie Title Translations! (Part 2)
Welcome to the second entry of outrageous Mexican movie title translations! It's been almost a month since the first part appeared, so I'll introduce the whole thing again:
Mexico, like many Latin American countries, has a long tradition of giving Spanish titles that make no sense to foreign films. Honestly, each week there's a new title translation to laugh at. Sometimes the weird and independent movies that aren't released theatrically in Mexico are hard to find, simply because they're available on DVD with a completely different title.
And so, I'd like to share some of the highlights of the last several decades with you. Because there are so many funny, ridiculous and inexplicable Mexican title translations, I'm making this a two-part article (with 40 titles each), featuring films both new and old.
This time, we have Mexican titles of films from Stanley Kubrick, Fritz Lang, Edgar Wright, Christopher Nolan and the Coen brothers. Then, we'll close it all of with an amazing title that made sure no one was surprised by a certain film's surprise ending. Also, it's worth noting that Mexico is celebrating its independence tonight, so let's just say... Viva Mexico! And its hilarious movie title translations!
Notes: I have to thank my pals Rene De Luna Gonzalez and Rafael Paz Esparza (editor of Butaca Ancha) for adding some titles to this list. Thanks a lot!
Some slides in the gallery contain more than one movie title translation, hence, while I cover 40 movies here, there are only 28 slides.
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