Friday, April 15, 2005

Sin City

I've been waiting a few days to watch this since I've been reading a little about it and Sin City did not let me down.
The film is essentially in three parts. The first part revolves around Marv, played by Mickey Rourke. He's on a mission to find the killer of a girl that screwed him over in the past. The second story revolves around Dwight, played by Clive Owen. He is on a mission to save the girls of Old Town from being taken over by the police and the mob. The third story revolves around Hartigan, played by Bruce Willis. His story spans quite a few years and is split between the start and end of the film where the other 2 plots weave through and often touch. Sin City is a small but dirty city full of characters. It's an adaption from Frank Millers comic of the same name and, unlike other comic adaptions where it's watered down, Frank served as a co-director and what you get is a faithful version.
It's shot in a semi black and white film noir and there's no more than 5 colours used in the entire film which gives it a certain quality that suits it perfectly. The film is certainly worth return visits to find out exactly what you've missed the first time around and it could even reach cult status of Pulp Fiction standards and it deserves it. Tarantino even guest directs a scene but it's the main director, Robert Rodriguez, who has made his masterpiece.
I would give this film 4.5 colours out of 5.



Blogger Donovan said...

Awesome I'll look forward to seeing it.

Hope you're feeling better.

9:26 pm  

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