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Based on three of Miller's immensely popular and immensely gritty books (The Hard Goodbye, The Big Fat Kill, and That Yellow Bastard), Sin City is unquestionably the most faithful comic-book-based movie ever made. Each shot looks like a panel from its source material, and director Rodriguez (who refers to it as a "translation" rather than an adaptation) resigned from the Directors Guild so that Miller could share a directing credit. Like the books, it's almost entirely in stark black and white with some occasional bursts of color (a woman's red lips, a villain's yellow face). The backgrounds are entirely digitally generated, yet not self-consciously so, and perfectly capture Miller's gritty cityscape. And though most of Miller's copious nudity is absent, the violence is unrelentingly present. That may be the biggest obstacle to viewers who aren't already fans of the books and who may have been turned off by Kill Bill (whose director, Quentin Tarantino, helmed one scene of Sin City). In addition, it's a bleak, desperate world in which the heroes are killers, corruption rules, and the women are almost all prostitutes or strippers. But Miller's stories are riveting, and the huge cast--which also includes Jessica Alba, Jaime King, Brittany Murphy, Rosario Dawson, Benicio Del Toro, Elijah Wood, Nick Stahl, Michael Clarke Duncan, Devin Aoki, Carla Gugino, and Josh Hartnett--is just about perfect. (Only Bruce Willis and Michael Madsen, while very well-suited to their roles, seem hard to separate from their established screen personas.) In what Rodriguez hopes is the first of a series, Sin City is a spectacular achievement. --David Horiuchi
The movie has a great cast and a awesome story line and its just a great flick!!!!!!
And isn't it really what you want in a movie, the good guys to keep getting up and the bad guys to go down horribly?
It combines film noir with a very comic book feel, and extremely true to the original Frank Miller graphic novels.
This is a disturbing, sick, perverse yet terribly entertaining cutting edge film in the violence genre.Published 1 day ago by Dale M Williams
I saw that comedy central show that parodies all films, media et al.
they did "virtue city".
that was good. Read more
We watched this to get ready to watch the new sequel, and now we're not sure if we will. The characters were neat, but the brief introduction we were given to them didn't give us... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Eddie Lovelace
Visually, this is one of my favorite movies of all time. It just so happens to be a great flick, too!Published 8 days ago by Aaron
While this movie is definitely not for everyone, it very well done and very different. Loads of action, entertaining storyline and plenty of excitement done in a comic book style. Read morePublished 12 days ago by dhart
not really my genre.. only watched it because my brother raved about it.Published 22 days ago by Kimberly Logan