Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Sin City

I went to see Sin City at the weekend. Very good movie. The animated look is excellent, it does feel like you are watching a cartoon but it is with live actors. That's a very good twist on trying to make animated characters seem more real, like Gollum.

The Hartigan (Bruce Willis) story was the best I think, the prison scenes being my favorites. Marv (Mickey Rourke) was probably the best character, his rampage of violence and revenge is great, especially the calm way he figures it just has to be done, while at the same time wondering if its all in his mind because he hasn't taken his pills... Dwight (Clive Owen) and Gail (Rosario Dawson) make the weakest most confused story.

The real star of the film was the film itself. The look is amazing, I've never seen a movie that looked like it. It really is like reading a comic book but with the drawings moving. When I say comic books I'm probably doing the genre a disservice, I should call them graphics novels. If you don't like graphic novels you probably wont like this movie, if you like them you will love this movie and if you have no opinion either way you will probably also love this movie.

Another word of warning, this is a movie that could have tapped into the mind of a 14 year old boy and projected his imagination on screen. The men are all macho super heros and the women are all stunningly beautiful, scantily dressed, gun toting and in need of a man to save them. Take a deep breath, accept that its a total fantasy, and enjoy the movie.

However if you are open to the experience you have to see this movie on the big screen, it just wont be the same shown on anything smaller than the side of a building.

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