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Moviegoers Living in 'Sin City'
BoxOfficeMojo ^ | April 3, 2005 | Brandon Gray

Posted on 04/04/2005 5:20:31 AM PDT by Happy2BMe

As news of Pope John Paul II's death dominated the weekend, moviegoers appear to have vindicated recent accusations that America is plagued by what religious radicals call a death culture—a charge lobbed by President George W. Bush in the wake of the Terry Schiavo case—by flocking to the ultra-violent Sin City.

A mostly monochromatic, digitally-rendered noir picture adapted from comic books by Frank Miller (Robocop 2) and co-directed by Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids) and Miller, Sin City gorged on a gluttonous $28.1 million weekend estimate at 3,230 locations. Pre-release industry tracking was comparable to Constantine, another R-rated comic book adaptation, which opened to $29.8 million in February and has made $73.7 million so far.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: america; boxoffice; depraved; depravocrats; sincity
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This is what you get when you replace God with relativism in a society.
1 posted on 04/04/2005 5:20:31 AM PDT by Happy2BMe
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To: Happy2BMe

I've never even heard of it.


2 posted on 04/04/2005 5:21:40 AM PDT by Huck (Unauthorized mp3 file sharing is THEFT.)
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To: Happy2BMe

Looks like a cool movie to me. I'll be going to see it this next weekend!


3 posted on 04/04/2005 5:23:08 AM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: AntiGuv

Visually, it looks stunning. If it's half as good as the Frank Miller comic, it'll be great.


4 posted on 04/04/2005 5:24:00 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: Happy2BMe

Sin City gave me a headache. I couldn't recommend to anyone who isn't a die-hard Frank Miller fan. Even lots of Jessica Alba screen time can't make up for the unrelenting violence and grim tone of the film. Sin City's government reminds me too much of our own lately - the bad guys win because the law is on their side.


5 posted on 04/04/2005 5:24:57 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves
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To: Happy2BMe

Do we see any of Jessica Alba?


6 posted on 04/04/2005 5:24:59 AM PDT by Perdogg (Rumsfeld for President - 2008)
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To: AntiGuv; GodBlessRonaldReagan; Perdogg

If you like Miller, Rodriguez, and Tarantino, you will like the movie. Those who are unsure or haven't seen their works before, should stay away or agree to not whine about it after seeing it. As for Perdogg's question, there is T&A in the movie, but Alba's character isn't part of it...once you see the movie, you'll understand why they chose not to go that route with her.


7 posted on 04/04/2005 5:29:32 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: Perdogg

Who is Jessica Alba?


8 posted on 04/04/2005 5:30:06 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (What do you call being denied food and water until you're dead?)
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To: AntiGuv

Don't waste your money. It was absolutely the worst movie I have ever seen in my life. Calling it "idiotic" does disservice to the term. Extremely poor plot, focus was on comic book-style scenery and dialogue. I've only wanted to walk out of two movies in my life, and the only reason I didn't was I didn't want to unnecessarily pressure my wife to leave. In discussing with her afterwards, she felt the same way. She thought I wanted to stay too. I even slept through part of it.


9 posted on 04/04/2005 5:31:28 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Al-Jazeera is to the Iraqi War as CBS was to the Vietnam War.)
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To: Happy2BMe

For Later, at Work!


10 posted on 04/04/2005 5:32:34 AM PDT by speed_addiction (Ninja's last words, "Hey guys. Watch me just flip out on that big dude over there!")
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To: Conspiracy Guy

An actress. She's cute, but no Betty Davis. Her "acting" is suspect.


11 posted on 04/04/2005 5:33:50 AM PDT by Perdogg (Rumsfeld for President - 2008)
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To: Perdogg

Last movie I saw at the theater was Little Mermaid when my kids were young.


12 posted on 04/04/2005 5:35:39 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Tag line repossessed)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

She's the girl in "Sin City".


13 posted on 04/04/2005 5:39:38 AM PDT by theDentist (The Dems are putting all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: AntiGuv
If you liked "Pulp Fiction" you'll like this one. Very similar in terms of structure, intersecting plotlines, jumping back and forth in time, etc.

The production design (noir comic book) is very striking. Violence is unbelievable -- you name the form of mayhem, it's in here. It's so extreme, it's almost cartoonish -- like those screwball Looney Tunes from the 40's.

I found it interesting. Not everyone's cup of tea, though.

14 posted on 04/04/2005 5:40:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Republicam)
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To: Happy2BMe
I'm mainly interested in the production values, since it was posted entirely on a Mac G5 (please, no Mac/PC arguments here) and that's what I'm using for my video work.

I'm impressed with the previews. Every frame looks like it was pulled straight off the pages of a comic graphic novel, so as a stylistic exercise alone, I find it fascinating.

15 posted on 04/04/2005 5:40:19 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Everything that I've written on it for the past two years is GONE!)
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To: Real Cynic No More
It was absolutely the worst movie I have ever seen in my life.

It's apparently a highly accurate depiction of the graphic novels - it's just too ugly a movie to have wasted that much money making. A great cast - Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, and Benecio Del Toro all put in good performances - but in the end it didn't seem to matter. I'm not one who minds depictions of the dark side of humanity, but this one seemed way over the top.

16 posted on 04/04/2005 5:40:59 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan
I've never been a big Miller fan, but I'll probably give this one a try. It does look really stylish and interesting. I will probably prefer Fantastic Four, though.
17 posted on 04/04/2005 5:41:33 AM PDT by TheBigB (Need a thread hijacked? Call TheBigB! 24 hours a day...reasonable rates...inquire within...)
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To: Happy2BMe
It was a terrific movie. If you're a fan of the gritty nature of modern graphic novels (as opposed to the corny camp of older comic books) then you will love this movie. As opposed to being a movie about a comic series, it's a comic series that happens to have moving frames on the pages.

Be warned though, it is indeed very violent.

18 posted on 04/04/2005 5:45:48 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.)
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To: Happy2BMe

More garbage from Hollywood I will never see. They stopped making decent movies back in the 60s.


19 posted on 04/04/2005 5:50:14 AM PDT by MisterRepublican
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Who is Jessica Alba?


20 posted on 04/04/2005 5:51:38 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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