Friday, August 22, 2014

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Rated R / 1 hr 42 min / Action - Crime - Thriller

What is it about?

Just like the original Sin city there are multiple interconnecting mini-stories that are happening simultaneously. The first story shows Marv waking up surrounded by dead bodies, but he can't remember what happened. The next story follows a cocky gambler who is very lucky, but he chooses to gamble with the wrong man. The most powerful man in the city, Senator Roark. The next story is actually a prequel to the first Sin City. It follows Dwight who is fighting his inner demons. He is then pulled into a complicated situation by his former lover who wants him back. The problem is that she is married to a very rich and powerful man that is abusing her. The final story follows the exotic dancer Nancy who has become a drunk who only thinks about killing Senator Roark.

You will like it if...

You liked the first one. It's basically more of the same with some stories being better than others just like the first movie. They have perfected the visuals, and this movie is even prettier than the first. There are some character changes that have been made that might make connecting them a bit more difficult. Josh Brolin is playing the same character that Clive Owen played in the first. Dennis Haysbert is playing the same character that Michael Clarke Duncan played in the first one. The character "Miho" is played by a different girl which was the most disappointing part for me even though that character has no lines in either movie (I heart Devon Aoki just saying...). Eva Green is fantastic in every way (heart her too). That's all I can say about her, and I'm not just saying that because she is naked in almost every scene she has in this movie. The story with her and Josh Brolin is by far the best one. The gambling one was short and disappointing. I barely remember the first one. It's Mickey Rourke running around Hulk smashing. The finale was an OK revenge story with the first story, parts of the first movie, and the gambler story setting it up. This movie is worth going to see just for the third story with Eva Green and Josh Brolin, but also for the Hulk smashing of Marv and ninjabatics of the "Miho" character. It's not as good as the first Sin City, but at times it reaches and maybe even surpasses that level even if only for a few moments.

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