Aug 24

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – Film Review


Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, is finally here after a nine year gap between the first Sin City flick. It sees the return of Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, and Bruce Willis, and adds the likes of, Eva Green, Josh Brolin, and Joesph Gordon-Levitt. We get the same kind of formula we got with the first movie, where three stories are told, and the characters jump through each of the stories. The main story of course, has to do with Eva Green, and the evil seductress that she plays. Blood baths ensue, with that film noir voice over we loved from the first one.

Being that I am a huge fan of the first Sin City, I was hoping for the best. Sadly, I was disappointed. The elements from the first movie were present in this film, but it wasn’t quite enough to full satisfy. The visuals, action, the returning characters, all there, and it all worked like it should. I loved seeing Mickey Rourke’s Marv back kicking a lot of ass, and belting out those one-liners. I liked the fact that Jessica Alba’s character, Nancy, was more than just a stripper in distress. She’s broken in this movie, and she is out for the blood of Powers Boothe. Boothe had more of a predominant role as the main villain of this story, and I really enjoy most of his on-screen time.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character was by far my favorite out of the bunch. Suave, fast-talking, lucky young chap, that challenges the powers that be to a poker match. Wish his character was the main focus of the entire film. I like Josh Brolin in the movie, but I just wish he was playing another character, and not Clive Owen’s character from the first movie. I actually found myself missing Owen, but that is nothing against Brolin’s performance.

Eva Green gets naked a lot in this movie, which is not bad to look at of course. But although she graces the screen with here beautiful body, I found her story the weakest, which hurt the movie because her story is the main story. It just got boring after awhile, and I felt her character was too overdone.

Overall, I was disappointed with the sequel, but it wasn’t a bad movie. I enjoyed the familiar elements I expected from Miller and Rodriguez, and if you were a fan of the first movie, I say give it a shot. Check out my video review below to see my Sin City-like opening, that resorts to a childish joke. Let me know what you thought about the movie.

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