WOW! It took me two days to digest the film Sin City before I could begin to blog it. (Okay, well Blogger was down too – but it was still a jaw-dropping film.) Let me start by saying that I understand this film may not appeal to everyone. Those of us raised on comic books however, love it.
Take one of my favorite film styles (film noir) add one of my favorite literary forms (graphic novel) and combine that into one of my favorite mediums (film) and you don’t have to sell me. Then, if you really want to blow my socks off – add in some of my favorite actors (Bruce Willis, Clive Owen, Benicio Del Toro, Powers Boothe) and some amazing women (Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Brittany Murphy) and my jaw will be on the floor two days later.
WOW! I just can’t say it enough. This is not just a new take on comic books – this is a step forward. Like Picasso changed the medium of paint on canvas, Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino have changed the medium of film. It is not special effects, it is not computer animation, it is not lighting or a color palette, it is a fundamental change in the medium of film. The limitations of the medium have been slowly evolving over time but have been blown away by this film. Mark my words, this will open the eyes of future directors to the possibilities… you will see more films shot using what was learned here.
And WOW! (There’s that word again) I have never been a huge Mickey Rourke fan… I mean, I like him, he just was never in my top dozen… but his job as the character Marv was AMAZING! WOW! That character is awesome and he made it real – I believed him completely.
I cannot think of the last movie that made me want to see if over and over – this one does.
RATING 10 out of 10