“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” is an action film directed and written by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. It is based on Miller’s graphic novel of the same name. The cast members include: Jessica Alba, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, Rosario Dawson, Marton Csokas, Bruce Willis, Dennis Haysbert, Mickey Rourke and Josh Brolin. It opens in U.S. theaters on Aug. 22, 2014. Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” synopsis and review.
“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” Synopsis:
In “Just Another Saturday Night,” Marv (Rourke) wakes up, and he does not remember how he got into Sin City. This part has established Marv as a memorable character in the city, and he is determined to find out how he got in there.
“The Long Bad Night” features Johnny (Gordon-Levitt). He arrives in town and makes his way on Kadie’s Saloon. He plays a few slots then takes a stripper with him. Johnny decides to play poker with the merciless Roark. He soon finds out how ruthless Roark is when the city’s villain had him beaten.
Ava (Green), in “A Dame to Kill For,” reaches out to her former flame, Dwight McCarthy (Brolin), to free her from her abusive husband Damian (Csokas) and his bodyguard, Manute (Haysbert).
The last story, “Nancy’s Last Dance,” focuses on Nancy (Alba), the stripper who Yellow Bastard terrorized in the previous film. She wants to avenge Hartigan (Willis), her late protector.
“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” Review:
As of this writing, the critics from Rotten Tomatoes have given the film a 42 percent, while 96 percent of the moviegoers would like to see it.
Betsy Sharkey of Los Angeles Times mentioned in her review that Miller’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” even if it was visually splendid, it was emotionally dull so to speak. She also noted that although the film has an impressive comic book cast, they were not utilized wisely. Sharkey blatantly mentioned in her review that the sequel was a waste.
“The greatest sin of “Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” is the way its high style is brought low — visually stunning but emotionally vapid, unrelentingly violent, its splendiferous comic book cast mostly squandered,” said Sharkey in Los Angeles Times.
Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy particularly pointed out Eva Green’s addition to the film “help justify the return to the mean streets.”
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