FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR * * *
Robert Rodriguez’s fast moving sequel to his 2005 career best, is just what is needed for the end of summer blues, this summer being a shade more blue than most, it’s time for some black. While not the equal of the first movie, this return visit to (Ba)sin City, filled with stylish blood and violence, plentiful female nudity and a warped since of dark humor, is more than welcomed..
This is not the only appearance for Marv, luckily. The original “Sin City” had a fine ensemble cast, but it was Rourke, signally that he was ready to comeback after more than a decade in the movie wilderness, who stole the show. Obviously, the filmmakers were paying attention as Marv appears in all of the major storylines, now as sort of the eyes and ears of the city.
Robbie Rod also once again wore more hats than his trademark Stetson, serving not only as co-director, but also co-producer, editor, composer, and cinematographer, so it he gets the thanks for the beautiful chiaroscuro black and white photography with the occasional splash of well placed color.
- Shawn Gordon