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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sin City A Dame to Kill For

If you haven't seen the first Sin City, then you should at least rent it before viewing the continuing adventure in Old Town. The comic styling of the first film is back and in 3D Imax form with remarkably is worth the price of the format. The black and white characters with the shock of color singled out in certain characters and clothing make the images pop in the screen. Director Robert Rodriguez working with Frank Miller's graphic novel brings the characters to life with their campy dialogue and uber violence.

Nancy (Jessica Alba) is still dancing at Kitty's joint and still grieving for her deceased lover Hartigan (Bruce Willis, seen as a spirit). She is watched over by justice dispensing Marv (Mickey Rourke) who is itching for some action like taking out some frat boys who are burning drunks. We are introduced to Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a gambler who always wins. He gets into a poker hand with Senator Roark (Powers Boothe) who doesn't like to lose. Despite the Senator's payback for the humiliation, Johnny is determined to win again. The Senator is also the target of Nancy's revenge, but even with a gun in her hand she can't seem to be able to pull the trigger.

PI Dwight (Josh Brolin) thought he was getting away from Old Town, but his ex girlfriend Ava (Eva Green) comes calling again telling him a tale of woe at the hands of her rich husband Damien (Marton Csokas). Dwight feels compelled to protect her, but that means getting around the body guard Manute (Dennis Haysbert) who beats Dwight and throws him out of a car. Dwight asks Marv to help him save Ava and they attack the mansion, but Ava is like femme fatal who sucks men in and spits them out when she's done like the poor cop Mort (Christopher Meloni). She shoots Dwight after he's done her bidding. Gail (Rosario Dawson) and the Old Town women's posse take him in, because Gaile is still in love with him. She tells sword girl Miho (Jamie Chung), that Dwight had saved her at one point, so she helps protect him too. They decide to take down Ava after Dwight is fixed up. Meanwhile Johnny comes back to face the Senator, but it doesn't end well. Nancy asks Marv for help in taking down the Senator, and he introduces her to her first kill.

Despite the convoluted stories that don't seem to connect, it all comes together by the end. Even if you are not familiar with the relationships that were established in the first movie, you can still enjoy the visuals, the mayhem and the crazy violence that splatter white blood and body parts. There's also plenty of titillation with Ms. Green spending most of the movie showing off her remarkable body of work. And of course there is Ms. Alba's stripper dancing which would be considered conservative compared to Ms. Green's various state of undress. The first Sin City was fun because it was something never seen before. This one is more of the same with a lot of famous people attached.
(Review by reesa)

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