Review Sin City: A Dame to Kill For & earn 20 DM Points.*
After almost a decade of blowing our minds with the delectable Sin City, director duo Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller bring us another cinematic rendition of Miller's second novel in the Sin City series. Darker than the first one and in parts as entertaining, Sin City 2 does not exactly match up to the first film.
Marv (Rourke from the first part) is trying to piece together events that happened leading to him waking up from unconscious state on the road side. This leads him to a series of stylized action set pieces that are designed to not just bring back memories of the first part but also force whistle out from the audience. Levitt joins the story in this edition as a gambler on a lucky streek that gets him into trouble. Jessica Alba reprises her part, while Eva Green joins in as Ava Lord, the temptress with a pronounced dislike for clothes or covering herself up. No one is complaining on that count for sure.
What one does complain about is that this sequel is all about style and visuals and absolutely no depth or complexity like the first part. Sin City is shadowy, is dark and gritty. The stories are graphical, comic bookish in black and white with strategically placed color. The action is stupendous and interesting. The entire setting is neo noir, yet there is so much missing in terms of storytelling which is too simplistic for its own good.
In the end all one remembers from the film is the style, the visuals the action and the of course Eva Green, which is sad, since Sin City acquired the cult status it has owing to all of this plus some brilliant storytelling that is sorely missing this time. It is an attempt to just rely on a well written novel and loads of graphic artistry. Watch it, if this is enough for you to go mad over.