'Sin City' Review By The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

It's time to prove to your friends that you're worth a damn. Sometimes that means dying. Sometimes that means killing a whole lot of people.
  • OVERALL
    5.0
    SUPERB
  • Story
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Visuals
Sin City is a movie that can be watched over and over again, and still have the same awesome effect it did the first time watched, and possibly even have a more powerful punch the second or third time viewed. The film has one of those captivating effects on you. I found myself glued to the screen every time I've watched the film. Not just with the comic-book-like visuals, but the directing and brilliant dialogue.

The film, as most of you know, is based off of Frank Miller's graphic novel of the same title. Unfortunately, I have not read his series of novels. Now, I've read bits and pieces, and looked inside of them, and what the film does is basically take a panel from the novel, and bring it to life. It is really quite amazing. In fact, Robert Rodriguez originally had the idea, so he made the opening scene, involving Josh Hartnett and Marley Shelton and sent it to Frank Miller, who of course loved it, and joined in on the project, directing it with Rodriguez.

The film is broken up into several sections. It opens with the Josh Hartnett scene I mentioned, and ends with another scene involving Josh Hartnett. There are 3 plots in between, all of which occur very close together on a timeline, and all located in "Sin City." Characters from upcoming, or previous segments are seen as very small roles, or in the background of the playing segment, exploring the different characters who reside in Sin City.

As I mentioned, the dialogue, and visuals are simply brilliant. There has never been a more visually wonderful film made. It is mostly black and white, but with some color thrown in there, like a dress being red, or lip stick being red. But that is pretty much common knowledge, what may not be known to someone who has not seen the film, is how the dialogue is pretty much what makes the film as amazing as it is. It is so well written, and this combined with the cinematography, I always get the chills, or shivers during certain scenes. They're just constructed so masterfully, it pretty much puts every other film out there to shame.

Overall, this has to be in my top 5 favorite films out there. I have not even read the graphic novel series, but I feel like I just get the film, and what it has accomplished, almost as much as if I had read the novels. I highly recommend you view this movie, preferably multiple times to get the full effect.

R.I.P. Brittany Murphy (1977-2009)

R.I.P. Michael Clarke Duncan (1957-2012)

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Comments (10)

  1. THE JOKER

    @crypt haha your damn right you can't! ;) Same goes for you! It's always nice to get it!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  2. THE JOKER

    @crypt haha your damn right you can't! ;) Same goes for you! It's always nice to get it!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  3. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @skywise Thank you! and thank you as well, @mcleve02. I always enjoy the feedback and definitely agree.

    @mcleve02 hahaha I changed my mind, i cannot insult a buddy!

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  4. THE JOKER

    @crypt haha you bitch! ;)

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  5. skywise

    @crypt Awesome review. This is one of my favorite films. And when these comics were coming out they blew me away. I had never read anything like it and the movie captures what made those books so wonderful. As you said it is mostly about the dialogue. Thick and heavily steeped in Noir. I find that what I loved about this is exactly what others hate.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  6. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @mcleve02 Oh, i do too. In fact i might actually be able to if i tried....!!! haha lets start talking trash. yes? aye, youre a dumbsh*t. hahaha jk

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  7. THE JOKER

    @crypt haha cool deal... this is why I always use the same basic password... just alter it slightly so I can easily remember it! But I will look forward to it! I just said f*ck it and let people know it's just they way we did things back then!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  8. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @mcleve02 Ha! Man that is part of the reason I don't want to be affiliated with my Cryptkeeper acount. The reviews kinda blew, and some of the things I said are just retarded. Plus I don't remember my password :P

    but yes dude I'll fo sho check out a few of your reviews tonight!

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  9. THE JOKER

    @crypt BTW, don't be afraid to make your way to my reviews! You will see some that are our old school reviews, which are a paragraph of profanity hating on films, but the rest are good, I think anyways haha

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  10. THE JOKER

    Nice review! Nice touch at the end with the remembrance!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag