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Review: Superhero flick ‘El Chicano,’ starring Raúl Castillo, has a disturbing undercurrent

Ideologically, however, the screenplay, co-written by director and producer Joe Carnahan, seems adamant not only in distinctly asserting Chicano identity, but more troublingly in creating a marked separation between Mexican Americans and Mexican nationals, presented only as demonized, criminal, carnage-friendly, nationalist invaders (including famed Mexican actress Kate del Castillo as a deranged cartel leader).