Running Time: 124 minutes
Starring: Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Clive Owen, Rosario Dawson, Josh Hartnett, Michael Clarke Duncan, Carla Gugino, Brittany Murphy, Nick Stahl, Benicio Del Toro, Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel, Rutger Hauer, Michael Madsen, Mickey Rourke, Elijah Wood
Directed By: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, Quentin Tarantino
Rating: 8 out of 10
Three stories taking place in the miserable underbelly of Basin City. This movie is based on the graphic novels by Frank Miller.
Sin City is a visual splendor of action, guns, drugs, women, and bad guys and watching it is a joy from the opening scene. The movie follows a bunch of different stories all taking place in Basin City a miserable place filled with corruption, drugs, and murder. This movie is a telling from the graphic novels inked by Frank Miller and trust me the movie doesn’t disappoint. This movie is like watching a moving comic and it takes you into a world not really captured before on film. The cast is a star studded affair but they all take back seats to the special effects and attention to detail on the cinematography. Three stories are being told but many sub stories also combine to make one cohesive story that will take you on a fantastic ride. Of all the stories this film thrusts at you the one involving Mickey Rourke playing Marv is definitely the best and most exciting. Marv is a muscle head delinquent on a quest for revenge after being framed for the murder of his lover. He has no remorse and endless rage and kills everyone involved in his quest to avenge his woman. It is this type of story that is the essence of Sin City. Blood, nudity, and violence are the name of the game and at every turn Sin City seems to get better and better. The other two main stories involving Bruce Willis and Clive Owen are no less brilliant then Rourkes and they are every bit as addictive in their execution. The flow of the story changes pace quite quickly from high tempo to slow and plodding but never does this film lose your intrigue. This movie won’t be for everyone for it is brutally violent and also has touches of craziness as it has that comic book feel to it. It asks you to take monsters and hallucinations as easily as it asks you to take passion and caring. The film is a blood bath of artistic proportions and if you take it as is Sin City is a movie marvel and will capture your imagination with its fluid movements and interesting characters. Even the hokey dialogue seems to fit perfect in this one and adds instead of subtracts from the films allure. I give this movie a big recommendation as it is one action lovers or people looking for something new and exciting will not want to miss.
T Factor + Like intense sequences of mindless gore and violence then this could score higher on the rating scale.
T Factor - Need a sense of realism to your storylines then this could score lower on the rating scale.
If you liked this film reel recommendations: 300, or Robocop