Sin City

Brutal and breathtaking, Sin City is Robert Rodriguez’s stunningly realized vision of Frank Miller’s pulpy comic books. In the first of three separate but loosely related stories, Marv (Mickey Rourke in heavy makeup) tries to track down the killers of a woman who ended up dead in his bed. In the second story, Dwight’s (Clive Owen) attempt to defend a woman from a brutal abuser goes horribly wrong, and threatens to destroy the uneasy truce among the police, the mob, and the women of Old Town. Finally, an aging cop on his last day on the job (Bruce Willis) rescues a young girl from a kidnapper, but is himself thrown in jail. Years later, he has a chance to save her again.

I was a little leery about see this film, because I heard the sex and violence was a bit over the top. After seeing it, I didn’t think it was that bad. Shooting in black and white I think helped with that. Yeah, there is a good amount of violence and boobs, but it was still a good movie. I have never read any of the comics the movie was based on, but I don’t think that was necessary to enjoy the film. Definitely a film not meant for the kiddies. If you like action that can be very violent at times and the occasion boob, then this movie is for you.

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