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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Even I figured that out. But that still doesn't give me a clue.
Saw "Sin City" Saturday. Well done, well acted, visually stunning, very gratuitously violent. If it's your kind of thing (as someone noted, if you like Miller ("Dark Knight Returns"), Rodriguez (sp? "El Mariachi"), and Tarantino ("Kill Bill")) you'll like it; if you don't like or recognize those names, DON'T GO.
Four short stories are presented, each depicting the dark underbelly of Basin City. Beautiful dames, bent detectives, crooked cops, hookers, ugly thugs, innocent children, and powerful politicians butt heads (and break limbs, smash jaws, sever limbs, etc.) over power and desire.
The black-and-white-with-a-splotch-of-color style is striking and well done. It's a breakthrough in movie style, supporting the over-the-top comic-book visuals. I primarily went to see that.
The action was also over-the-top, well into gratuitous - made possible by the comic-book setting.
Morality presented was ultimately good-vs-evil, but good wasn't much better than evil, and a lot of time dwelt on the evil.
Despite the link to comic books ([ahem] graphic novels), this is absolutely NOT for children. It's not for most adults, either. Like "Seven" and "Pulp Fiction", it's well done - but not for the weak of stomach or pure of heart.
I want to see it. I'm waiting too for The Watchmen.
Kind of average looking.
Just google an image of her. You'll see that she is, for the most part, forgetful.
I liked Pulp Fiction but I didn't care for Sin City. I didn't think they pulled the plot lines together well at all, it felt as if it was an afterthought. I did find the character of Marv compelling. Individually I liked the portrayal of several of the characters, but didn't feel the movie as a whole was pulled together.
Dark Angel. She was the star of that Fox series from a few years back. She will also be in this summer's Fantastic Four movie. She was also one of the "cool" mean girls in Clueless.
On a positive note, I'd guess that half the crowd didn't know that the pope has passed on.
I couldn't believe how many children where in the theater with adults. Where are their brains? (The adults, not the kids...though after seeing this, I might wonder about the kid's brains)!
Definitely "Pulp Fiction" meets "Kill Bill" in a graphic novel setting. Not for everyone's taste. However, I'm a fan of Miller, Rodriguez, and Tarantino and so found it fascinating how their works were blended together.
The pope died? Who knew? Anything else I missed? /s
Yeah, I loved the cartoon when I was little. I'm glad that Hollywood is making these cartoons into live-action films. Spider-Man 1and 2 were great.
That's what I saw.
None of those strikes a chord. I guess I don't get out much.
I understand that tracking down all those conspiracies keeps you pretty busy.
It received $28.1 million.
$28.1 mil divided by $8 a ticket.
That's only about 3.5 million people who paid to see it.
Sounds like a flop to me.
There's nothing more glorious than watching Hollywood's death spiral.
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