Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
The exciting sequel to 2005’s Sin City brings us back into the dark series created by Frank Miller.
We are given a star-studded cast starting with Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2, 13, Java Heat) playing Marv a tough ex-con who spends his days at the bottom of a bottle. Jessica Alba (Valentine’s day, The Fantastic 4, Honey) playing Nancy a stripper with a thirst for revenge. Josh Brolin (Labor Day, Men in Black 3, True Grit) as Dwight a man obsessed with a dangerous woman. Joseph Gorden-Levitt (Don Jon, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) as Johnny a lucky hot-shot with a gift for cards. Eva Green (Dark Shadows, Perfect Sense, Clone) as Ava a deadly woman who uses seduction to get what she wants. Powers Boothe (The Avengers, Guns, Girls and Gambling) as Senator Roark a sadistic power hunger man who gets what he want’s through the lives he destroys. And that’s to name just a few of the familiar faces you’ll find throughout the film.
Unfortunately I never did see the first Sin City so I won’t be able to do my comparisons which makes me a little bit sad. However if you have you already know what to expect. In this sequel we have several (I think about 5) stories with all our hardened citizens of Sin City crisscrossing paths from one story to the next. The movie starts us off with ‘Just Another Saturday Night’ In which Marv wakes up near a crash site and tries to remember the events that lead up to that point. ‘The Long Bad Night (Pt 1 and 2)’ Where Johnny a young and cocky gambler gets himself in trouble when he enters into a high-stakes poker game one of the players he’s up against is the powerful Senator Roark. ‘A Dame to Kill For’ In which Dwight gets tangled up in a set up by his former flame Eva, a cruel seducer, he sets to planning his revenge to take her down. Last but not least ‘Nancy’s Last Dance’ In which Nancy, a stripper at the club Kadies, obsesses over killing Senator Roark for driving John Hartigan, her savior, to suicide.
Watching this film and hearing how everyone says the first is better makes me really excited and anxious to see the first film now. I thought this was okay. Not great but the stories were gripping and the imagery is just so intense. I mean really why aren’t more movies made in black and white with selected color? The effect it gives for drama is perfect! A lot of corny parts which I was informed also came with the first movie but I guess that’s what you get sometimes when you portray a movie to look like something straight out of a comic book page.
Rotten Tomatoes gave this sexy dark thriller a 44% rotten. Which falls very short from its predecessor’s rating of 78% fresh back in 2005. Too bad.
Rated R for strong brutal violence, sexual content, nudity, and drug use. Don’t take the kids.
With all said and done I didn’t find it so bad. If you’re a big fan of the first you may unfortunately be dissapointed…or maybe not. I say go see it. If worse comes to worse you can always say you got to see Jessica Alba kickin’ butt on the stripper stage with that hot dance she did. Seriously, she made being a stripper look almost cool! Hey, I said ‘almost’!