Review: Sin City

Everyone mentions the visually stunning aspect of Sin City. What I found even more evocative was the pulpy narrative of the characters as they make their way through the story. The simple way in which they speak draws you in, forces you to listen to their eloquent words. The prose runs over your mind and speaks to you. Seriously. Although I greatly appreciated the beautiful actors, and there are many big name actors here, it was the words that had the greatest impact. The story follows 3 different men, each theme captivating all by itself. The entire movie is dark and gritty. My kind of movie. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed watching this and how when it was over, I wanted more.

Each character seemed real, flesh and blood. Even when they weren't typically likeable, you rooted for them and still liked them. In fact, the most "unlikeable" character was the most enjoyable. The story just climbs higher and higher, until it reaches it's peak. You are left satisfied. Hehe. Just when you thought it couldn't get any more exciting or interesting, it does.

Visually. My, oh, my. Typically, I hate black and white, but this one surprised me. They colorize certain elements of the film. For example, Becky's eyes are bright blue and Goldie's hair is radiant blonde. The result is wonderful. Other aspects, visually, is the many different eras blended into one. It's very clever and engaging.

The characters. I, for one, wish I could be a character in this film, specifically Miho. You'll understand if you watch the movie. They are admittedly over-the-top, but they are strong, sure characters, and of course, beautiful. Most of them anyway. I love the whole deal with the women. They don't make them weak or whiny. Instead, they are intelligent and strong. I don't want to reveal too much about the movie, although even if I did you would still love it. Basically, when you see Robert Rodriguez' name as director, you know you are in for a supreme treat.



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