Monday, April 18, 2005
Sin City.... Holy SH#!!
I'm not a huge comic book fan, so the name Frank Miller didn't ring a bell when I saw his name on the movie poster for Sin City. I am however a Quentin Tarrantino and Robert Rodriguez fan, so when I saw that they were involved with this movie I knew I had to see it.
Two words sum up my reaction to the movie: Holy SH#!!
Not only am I speachless... I'm going to go see it again because I don't believe what I watched on Saturday night. It was by far one of the most violent, artistic, suspenseful, and amazing movies I've ever had the opportunity to watch. I enjoyed every minute of it... from the slow parts to the horid graphic moments... every beautiful minute.
There's nothing I can say that will add to what's already been written about the movie. The black and white filming was perfect in every way, and it basically made color films look silly. I found myself getting lost in the details of the characters faces or city skylines because of the details that came out in black and white.
Yes, it was violent... more violent than most of what I've seen in the past, but strangely enough I found myself cheering at some of the most violent parts. I think (and hope) it was because the focus of those moments was on the bad 'bad guys', and not the good 'bad guys'. Yes, they're all bad, but like Mel Gibson in Payback, you root for some of the bad guys.
To close... go see it. Go see it as soon as you can. Leave the wife and kids at home (unless your wife likes gore), and go see it. Watching it at home on DVD will not do this film justice.
On my 'Movies are like Liquour' rating scale, I give Sin City 5 out of 5 shots of Cuervo Gold. (That's what it felt like going down)
posted by El Capitan at 12:11 PM
I am 70 years old and have seen more than enough nmovies filmed in black and white.
Only I do NOT live in a black and white world, I live in a world of all kinds of colors.
And since they have NO LOGICAL REASON to not film in color NOW, I REFUSE to watch ANY NEW films which are not in color.
Neil C. Reinhardt
Nice review. Damnit, now I have to go see this in a theater.3:22 AM