Sin City

TheAmoeba

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Sin City

Hey, I tried to make this thread yesterday but I was having problems with my password and login in. So....

I saw Sin City friday night at a staff screening (I used to work at a theatre and quite a few of my friends are still there). The verdict: Awesome! This was the first comic book based movie that actually felt like a comic book. A warning though, it was really violent and gory.

A couple of flaws: bad editing (to me). It was edited in the same way as Pulp Fiction so the stories aren't in any chronological order, which isn't a bad thing of course. It just seems that the way it was edited made the movie seem confusing (there's so many characters that they can get confusing to keep track of).

One last flaw: Jessica Alba isn't hot anymore
*jumps out window*
 

AeroJonesy

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I"ve heard nothing but good things about it, from about 4-5 different friends who have gone to see it. They differ on the Jessica Alba issue though.
 

nnndave

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sin city sucked. it was a wannabe artsy movie that was just senseless gore and not-awesome action. I fell asleep.
 

SuggestiveName

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nnndave said:
sin city sucked. it was a wannabe artsy movie that was just senseless gore and not-awesome action. I fell asleep.
You must have been watching a different movie. I thought it was great, I had some complaints about the non-linear editing and I thought the yellow bad guy was a bit too absurd. The best part was how the movie actually felt like a comic book. (That and Elijah Wood is amazingly creepy.)
 

Ash Housewares

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Word to the wise, trust the reviews of people that watched the whole movie without tumbling into a drunken stupor and nodding off.

The editing didn't bother me, it was 3 different stories and they loosely tied them up, what's there to complain about? I did too wonder how in the hell the yellow bastard became yellow.
 

TheAmoeba

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I think the char said he looked all crazy and yellow and goblin-like cause of all the surgery and stuff to fix his...well, I don't want to ruin it.

It was non-stop action but what did you expect?

I just thought the stories were a little too loosely connected is all. I don't know how this could be different though.

Elijah Wood was soooo creepy. Michael Duncan Clark looked really creepy too with the eye thing. Another great character: the guy played by Clive Owen. Nothing too special about him but his story was pretty neat. Too bad Rosario Dawson looked pretty gross.
 

KillJoyBob

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I've been a fan of Frank Miller since the mid-eighties. I really liked the movie (especially since they give FM directing credit). Although, some things that are very effective in the book don't translate well into this new medium (moving pictures). The caption dialogue, the running commentary, and the minimalist visuals that made the book such an innovation, come off a little "over the top" (in a some instances) in the movie.

I also didn't like Bruce Willis in the role, because I kept thinking it's Bruce Willis. He should've been wearing some more prosthetic makeup. Mickey O'Rourke is just brilliant, mainly because he looks like the character from the book and not himself.
 

memememe173

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KillJoyBob said:
I've been a fan of Frank Miller since the mid-eighties. I really liked the movie (especially since they give FM directing credit). Although, some things that are very effective in the book don't translate well into this new medium (moving pictures). The caption dialogue, the running commentary, and the minimalist visuals that made the book such an innovation, come off a little "over the top" (in a some instances) in the movie.

I also didn't like Bruce Willis in the role, because I kept thinking it's Bruce Willis WITH LINDSAY LOHAN DRAPED ACROSS HIM. He should've been wearing some more prosthetic makeup. Mickey O'Rourke is just brilliant, mainly because he looks like the character from the book and not himself.
That would be a distracting thought :cheesy:
 

Ev_

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Just got back from seeing it. I was never a big comic book fan, but that was freakin' amazing. They did a brilliant job turning a comic book into a movie.

About the whole "not tied together" thing: The stories aren't supposed to be tied together. They're 3 separate stories. They could have all in fact survived as stories on their own, but the filmmakers put subtle things in to connect them simply to show that all the stories were happening in the same city. In fact these subtle things served to show that the main characters in each story didn't know each other. I think that makes the movie even stronger.

It's got my nod as best movie of the year so far.
 

Ash Housewares

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what's it been up against so far? Constantine?

best movie of the year doesn't mean a thing at this point, what a lousy year it's been

fyi, I heard they've been planning on giving you the option to watch the three segments independently in the dvd with extra footage so in addition to the 2 hour movie you'd also have the option to watch it as three 45-50 minute films
 

Anakha1

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TheAmoeba said:
One last flaw: Jessica Alba isn't hot anymore
*jumps out window*
I'm joining the general consensus and not believing you for a second.

Isolde and I are going to see Sin City tonight. Yay!
 

Usufruct

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wtf? How did I double post. And this forum is SLOOOOOOOW. Maybe we need to upgrade to a graphing calculator?
 

Usufruct

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I enjoyed it. Best movie I've seen in months. I was entertained the whole way through, and I loved the black and white with some elements colored.

Jessica Alba is hot.
 
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