Sin City (2005)
Like film noir on steroids. Director Robert Rodriguez has made the most faithful comics adaptation ever; giving life to Frank Miller’s striking black and white art. The visuals are sumptuous but the storytelling is just as involving, a perfect mix of noir/detective elements and subversive, highly memorable characters. Sin City may be the most violent studio film … ever, but the over-the-top tone keeps the proceedings from becoming too nauseating, even after limbs are lost, heads roll (and talk), and dogs pick away at living bodies. This is a very ball-unfriendly movie; lots of castrations. The blood even looks like fluorescent bird crap. The stories become somewhat repetitious (anti-hero saves distressed woman), but Miller and Rodriguez keep their tales tight, pulpy, comic, and unpredictable. My girlfriend turned to me after it was done and said, “That was a great movie.” I could not argue.
Nate’s Grade: B+
Posted on April 4, 2005, in 2005 Movies and tagged action, alexis bledel, benicio del toro, brittany murphy, bruce willis, carla gugino, clive owen, comic book, cops, crime, elijah wood, frank miller, gangsters, gory, jamie king, jessica alba, josh hartnett, michael clarke duncan, michael madsen, mickey rourke, nick offerman, nick stahl, nicky katt, noir, quentin tarantino, robert rodriguez, rosario dawson, rutger hauer, thriller. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.