Sin City (2005)
Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust after redemption, and then there are those hoping for a little of both. A universe of unlikely and reluctant heroes still trying to do the right thing in a city that refuses to care.
Such a frustrating disappointment
Best movie ever!
When a movie has you begging for it to end not even half way through it's pure crap. We've all seen this movie and this characters millions of times, nothing new in it. Don't waste your time.
This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. You have to go and see this on the big screen.
Stylish and visually inventive, this graphic novel adaptation uses more CGI than it does colour - digitally creating a monochrome world and inserting our hard-boiled heroes into it. 'Sin CIty (2005)' is usually entertaining, if uneven, and unconventionally 'vibrant', as close to page-perfect as possible for better or worse. Yet for all it's flair, the sickly ham-fisted dialogue and clumsy knock-off noir narration overflows like bile, despite the fact that its tongue is allegedly planted firmly in its cheek. The vignette style makes for some stories that work better than others, but an overall disjointed feel that doesn't necessarily feed into the combined aesthetic. Not bad, but not great either. 6/10
This movie enters in the typical description of "style over substance". But what a style! the story is nothing over the top, but anyway, visually speaking its outstanding, specially if you consider that it was done in 2005, more than 10 years ago. Yeah, it have it's flaws and its very predictable but I think overall it is an acceptable film.
This is what we could call an accurate adaptation of a comic book into a movie. This is what it could be the best adaptation of something like this. It has many of the images similar to the comic ones and that's something very good.It tells the story of three different men who have to deal with the criminal problems that are around Basin City. This might not be very well summed up, but it's better to watch it by yourself. The three main stories are interconnected with each other in a very good way, with some characters appearing in other stories, or with the mention of certain places or actions. Although there were some parts I felt like I was missing something in the story, but I could not tell what exactly was missing.One of the best parts of the movie is the whole cast, and despite being a lot of great actors, they all have time to shine, even if it's a few minutes. From Bruce Willis, Michael Rourke, Clive Owen, Benicio del Toro or Elijah Wood, to Jessica Alba, Carla Gugino, Rosario Dawson, Alexis Bledel or Jaime King. I specially loved the characters of Michael Rourke, Rosario Dawson and Bruce Willis.The other great thing are the visuals. I think I have never seen something like this before. It is like a direct copy of the comic pictures and the visuals used are amazing, all in black and white except in some cases where you can see the red of the blood or the yellow and golden of the hair. If I have something bad to say about it it's that the music at parts felt like out of place in comparison with the images, for example when Hartigan (Bruce Willis) is entering in the Roark Farm, that part was a bit odd fitting the images, but there were also other parts where it fitted very well. A very recommendable movie for all the comic book or graphic novel fans and also for all of those who enjoy a lot R rated movies. Also I have to say that Quentin Tarantino was an invited director in one of the stories so if you're a fan of him, you will also enjoy this a lot."Turn the right corner in Sin City, and you can find anything..."
I've been meaning to rewatch this film for quite some time. I'm a massive fan of Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror. The Grindhouse films that came out a few years ago was one of the greatest theater experiences I had. I recall being slightly disappointed with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For although it was still decent. After rewatching the film I feel just about the same about the first film; its a wonderful visual experience and wholly engaging.The film is based on Frank Miller's graphic novel and tells the tale of a few select characters. Themes of revenge and putting out crime are strong in this film. Its a neo-noir film shot in comic book style black and white with select color for some things (such as blood and the Yellow Bastard!). Its stylistically slick, an absolute joy to look at. The film is in noir form so we have the protagonist of each segment telling us what's going on. The film is detailed and violent. Sex blood and fighting reign supreme.The film has got a load of great characters and actors at the helm. Robert Rodriguez works with some names that he was linked with in the past. This time around I watched what I think was the extended cut of the film. Which I don't actually think was extended but rather each segment was in order with its parts and each segment had ending credits. It doesn't really change the experience of the film and is still just as enjoyable this way.I can see why Robert Rodriguez planned the sequel. His work usually do get additional films though they often end up being not up to par with the original. Unfortunately, this was the same with A Dame to Kill For. I actually would like to give a sequel a re-watch though as I may have more positive feelings about it at this time. All I know is that Robert Rodriguez should get credit for going outside the box with his work, sometimes it doesn't work but at least he attempts to be innovative.8/10