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The life of a porn addicted housewife.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Sin City - A 100% Must See Movie 

Sin City has just placed itself in my list of the top five movies of all time.

Based on the Sin City comic book series by Frank Miller, Sin City (the movie) is not only the best comic book adaptation to date, it is also the best reworking of the old pulp detective novels that you all know I love so much.

Sin City tells the tales of several people including Marv (Mickey Rourke), a larger than life and uglier than sin tough guy who has to find out who killed his beloved Goldie, Dwight (Clive Owen) who has to help the prostitutes of Old Town when a police officer is killed, and John Hartigan (Bruce Willis) a tough old cop who has to save a little girl from certain death.
Keep an eye out for Elijah Wood who plays Kevin. You will never again look at him as just a sweet little actor after watching him in this movie!
Jessica Alba and Britney Murphy, who I usually frown on, are both particularly good in this movie.
And of course Powers Boothe is his usual smarmy self.

Filmed in black and white with surprising bursts of color, this movie is a complete eye feast. Lots of blood and gore that in color would be unwatchable, but filmed in this style it looks simply amazing.

I was happy that the movie was written and directed by Frank Miller because he was able to keep true to his vision.
Quentin Tarentino guests directs the part with Clive Owen and Benicio Del Toro when they are in the car. The talking pez dispenser is pretty dang funny if you ask me!

I have read mounds and mounds of pulp detective novels in my time and I have to say that I have never seen a movie come anywhere near as close to getting it right as this one does. The dialog is dead on perfect, the scenery is just right, and the action couldn't get any more correct. I am hardcore when it comes to judging this genre of film and I give this one the highest rating possible.

And in case any of you are thinking about taking your kids to see it because it is based on a comic book, DON'T!
This is definitely NOT a movie for kids! Lots of violence, some boobs, lots of butts.

I HIGHLY recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see something different. Something better. Something actually worth sitting down for two hours for.

I wrote this at 3am so please forgive any bad grammar. I just had to let you all know about this movie as soon as possible!
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