Skip to comments.Moviegoers Living in 'Sin City'
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 culturea charge lobbed by President George W. Bush in the wake of the Terry Schiavo caseby 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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I've never even heard of it.
Looks like a cool movie to me. I'll be going to see it this next weekend!
Visually, it looks stunning. If it's half as good as the Frank Miller comic, it'll be great.
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.
Do we see any of Jessica Alba?
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.
Who is Jessica Alba?
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.
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An actress. She's cute, but no Betty Davis. Her "acting" is suspect.
Last movie I saw at the theater was Little Mermaid when my kids were young.
She's the girl in "Sin City".
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.
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.
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.
Be warned though, it is indeed very violent.
More garbage from Hollywood I will never see. They stopped making decent movies back in the 60s.
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