Sin City

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Lots of death and carnage in Sin City

Sep 3, 2005
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Pros:lots of blood, guts and action

Cons:nothing

The Bottom Line: This was a Awesome movie. I recomend to all


Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie's plot.

When I saw the trailer for Sin City. I decided that i wasn't going to see this movie because it didnt look good. But after a lot of good reviews and comments from people, I decided to take a look at it myself.

Sin City is a movie like no other i have ever seen, It had a narrative like the classic Film Noir movies and in Black and White. It also had the action and blood and guts of the movies of my time.

Sin City is a Combo of 4 of Frank Millers Sin City Stories

The Hard Goodbye (Mickey Rourke - Marv)
The Big, Fat Kill (Clive Owen - Dwight)
The Yellow Bastard (Bruce Willis - Hartigan)

I will talk about each story sepeately:

In 'The Hard Goodbye', Marv(Mickey Rourke) meets a girl named Goldie(Jaime King) one night, and made love. The next day, Goldie was found dead next to him and naturally Marv gets framed for the kill. Marv sets off to find the truth by looking in all the right places and killing all the right people.

This one was one of the best stries out of the three.

the Acting
Mickey Rourke played Marv
I have not read the Sin City comics at all so i cant comment whether Mickey's Portrayal of Marv was accuarate to the comics. I though the Mickey's acting was awesome, he helped bring out the suspense of the movie. Other movies Mickey Rourke was in included Man on Fire, Spun and the Pledge.

Jamie King played Goldie/Wendy
Jamie King had a doulble role in the movie. One was Marv's love interest Goldie who got killed and the other as wendy (goldies twin sister). She had a good role as a double act. You could hardly tell them apart. Other movies Jamie has been in includes White Chicks, Pearl Harbour and Blow

Elijah Wood played Kevin
Elijah wood was in my opinion the best villian in the movie. His acting was awesome. He didnt have anything to say though. He was just the Silent killer. Other movies Elijah was in includes the lord of the rings trilogy.

In 'The Big Fat Kill', Dwight(Clive Owen) finds out about his girlfriend Shellie(Brittany Murphy)'s ex-boyfriend, Jackie Boy(Benicio Del Toro). Dwight knows Jackie Boy's going to give trouble to the Old Town girls so he follows Jackie Boy there. In Old Town, the girls(prostitutes) lead by Gail(Rosario Dawson) killed Jackie Boy for causing trouble all this time, only to find out later that Jackie Boy is a cop. If the cops find out about the death of Jackie Boy, the truce between Old Town and the cops will be shattered and Old Town will be filled with dead prostitutes. Dwight, Gail and the girls set out to make sure the news doesn't spread out.

The Acting
Clive Owen is Dwight
I thought that Clive Owen was a little bit flat in some places as Dwight but overall he did a good job though. Other movies he has been in was King Arthur, Closer and Gosford Park.

Benicio Del Toro is Jackie Boy
Benicia Del Toro had a solid performance as jackie Boy. His Acting was superb and never faltered. Other Movies he has been in includes 21 Grams, Traffic and Snatch.

Rosario Dawson played Gail
Rosario was awesome as Gail the leader of the hookers in Old Town. She played the role perfectly. Other movies you may know her from includes Alexander, Men in Black 2 and 25th Hour.

Alexis Bledil played Becky
Our sweet girl from the Gilmore Girls is growing up. In Sin City she played a hooker that Jackie Boy tried to murder. Other movies she has appeared in includes the Sisterhood of the travelling pants, Bride and Predjudice and Tuck everlasting.

In 'That Yellow Bastard', Hartigan(Bruce Willis) is a 60-year old cop who's on his last assignment before his retirement: 11 year old Nancy Callahan is kidnapped and going to be raped by pedophile, Roark Jr.(Nick Stahl). Hartigan was stopped in his tracks and was shot down. He was prisoned and 8 years later Hartigan tries to track down the rapist who's now The Yellow Bastard and meets with the 19-year old Nancy Callahan(Jessica Alba) on the way.

the Acting
Bruce Willis played Hartigan
Bruce Willis was very good as Hartigan. I did think that there were times where he could of been better but it didnt faze me much. Bruce is no stranger to Action Movies as he has also been in the Die Hard trilogy as well. Other movies has been Rugrats Go Wild, The Whole Nine Yards and The Whole Ten Yards.

Jessica Alba played Nancy
This is Jessica's 2nd Comic Book movie this year. The other being Fantastic 4. She played her role as Nancy very good. She actually appeared in two of the stories which was this one and the Hard Goodbye as well. Other movies or TV Shows she has been in includes Honey, Dark Angel and upcoming Into the Blue.

Nick Stahl played Roark Jr/The Yellow Bastard
Nick Stahl played this charatcter perfectly. Lots of people origanally thought that Nick played 2 charaters but it was the same same character he played. I didnt see any faults with Nicks Acting, I thought it was Superb. Other Movies he has been in include Terminator 3, Sunset Strip and In the Bedroom.

the direction
Robert Rodriguiz (Spy Kids 1,2 and 3) Frank Miller (the author of Sin City) directed the movie perfectly and Quentin Tarantinos (Kill Bill) touch added to it to turn it into a great movie.






Recommend this product? Yes


Suitability For Children: Not suitable for Children of any age

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