My Ratings: 3/5
Welcome to the twisted world of Sin City.
A city that conspires with the stooping dark shadows to tell its gruesome stories; where white blood spills like milk, men ruthless and bloodthirsty, and the dames cold and treacherous.
Almost after a decade since Sin City (2005) mesmerized us, we are invited again to get drenched in pure artistic savage violence; an invitation I couldn’t resist.
The most awaited sequel – Sin City: A dame to kill for has preserved the legacy of Frank Miller’s comic book style imagery, typically high contrast black and white with occasional flashes of red, blue, green and gold.
Perspectives are stretched beyond belief and each frame has a unique story of shadow play.
And that too in 3D! (Though I personally feel the 3D technology doesn’t add much to such already-stylized films).
The various interlinked plots that bind the screenplay are somehow deliberately underplayed; I mean as if it is a conscious effort from the filmmakers to keep things as simple as possible almost at the risk of being dumb.
But consistency is maintained in the department of violence. Every now and then throats are getting sliced, skulls smashed, enough chopped hands and heads and at the peak of it – an eye was taken out with bare hands!
Actors who managed to stay alive in the first movie still dominate the sequel – the brute force Mickey Rourke, seductive dancer Jessica Alba, the protector of the old town Rosario Dawson and the powerful senator Powers Boothe.
Even Bruce Willis makes his presence felt in a few scenes – now only a ghost of himself.
But nevertheless every Sin City film is an unique experience, an artistic extravaganza, a pure delight for both the action film lovers and comic book enthusiasts.
In this sequel there is a bonus treat for us, none other than the sultry Eva Green and her fight for free-dom with the censor boards (of India).