sâmbătă, 25 septembrie 2010

Sin City (2005)

          Sin City is one of the few action motion pictures that I can appreciate as a complete piece of art. I can honestly say that the filming concept was a work of genius and Frank Miller deserves every ounce of success that the movie received. With an amazing cast (starring Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Clive Owen and Jessica Alba) Sin City brings to life the dark secrets that Basin City kept hidden in Mike Mignola’s comic book series. Unfortunately, I haven’t got around to reading the stories, but it’s definitely on my to-do list (and should be on yours, also).

          What I found brilliant was the filming technique. Even though I’m not an expert in the domain, I fully appreciated the black-and-white setting with the occasional spots of symbolism decorated in color. The red dress, Becky’s blue eyes and lots and lots of blood made Sin City a completely unique movie from an artistic point of view. With an obsessive care for dark and painful details, it brings out the best in the noir genre so avoided and shunned upon by most.

             Watching the movie, you feel as if you’re being sucked back into another era… with the 50s-like slang, the romantic lingo and threats that you would find in Casablanca, Sin City presents dialogue perfect for nostalgics that long for the old-fashion style that no longer has worldwide appreciation. Damsels in distress and knights in shining automobiles wander galore as you sit on the edge of your seat waiting to see who dies, if he saves the girl in time and if he can succeed in killing the villain.

           A magnificent movie in which you get the best of everything: romance, violence, action, gore and passion are hiding in every dark alley in Basin City, waiting to be discovered by the eager but hesitant movie-goer that dares to reveal its secrets.


Director: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez with special guest director Quentin Tarantino

Writer:  Frank Miller (graphic novels)

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel, Rosario Dawson, Benicio Del Toro

Genre: Crime/Action/Thriller

IMDb rating: 8.3/10

G rating: 9/10

Info IMDb


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