Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Release Year: 2014
Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez
Writer: Frank Miller (screenplay, based on his graphic novels)
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, John Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Christopher Lloyd
Three interwoven stories about some of the most notorious inhabitant of Sin City.
Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City (2005) was something a revelation; a completely new style and a wonderful adaptation of Miller’s iconic graphic novels to screen. It was beautiful and vile in equal measure. Naturally, the sequel was long awaited, but when it appeared nine years later it failed to capture its audience in the same way the original did. It has great additions to the cast, especially Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper, 2012) and Josh Brolin (Sicario, 2015) fit into the universe like hand in glove. Eva Green (Casino Royale, 2006) stars as the dame to kill for of the title, and is as vicious and devious as any femme fatale you are like to encounter. Like the first film, the visuals are gorgeous, albeit the violence does seem overly unnecessary from time to time. However, the storylines fail to be as gripping as the first time around and the visual style has lost its novelty. Still it will undoubtedly please fans of Sin City and while the whole thing might seem unnecessary, Mickey Rourke as Marv is always a pleasure.
A lot of actors from the first film were replaced for various reasons. During the nine year gap between the two films, Michael Clarke Duncan and Brittany Murphy died (Duncan was replaced by Dennis Haysbert), Devon Aoki’s pregnancy meant that Jamie Chung replaced her as Miho, and Jeremy Piven replaced Michael Madsen as Bob.
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