I'd wanted to see Sin City ever since I saw the commercials on TV. Yes, it looked really violent, aimed at the typical adolescent (either in actuality or in spirit) who would like Frank Miller's comic book, but it also looked really slick, with lots of eye candy.
As a friend of mine sat down, he asked me to describe the film we were just about to watch. "Film noir," I said. "Very film noir." He then asked me to define what film noir means. To be honest, I was stumped a bit. The best I could come up with was "bad people doing bad things to even worse people."
As expected from a Robert Rodriguez film (Spy Kids notwithstanding), it was very violent. Keeping true to the comic, the men are men and the women are accessories. Excepting the hooker army, of course. The storylines (taken from three different episodese) are somewhat interlinked in a Pulp Fiction-y sort of way. Technical merits on the flick are very high; striking visuals, almost all black and white with splays of color. In short, lots of eye candy.
I'm kind of ambivalent about the film itself, though. The characters are somewhat engaging, but mostly due to the purity of the archetype they inhabit. The stories move right along, but it didn't quite engage. I spent a lot of time reacting to the visceralness on the screen, but not a lot being engage in the drama onscreen.
Watch time 1:04Posted by Casper at April 5, 2005 09:45 PM