[Review] ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Is More (and Less) of the Same

  • Fantasma George

    I recall when this was in limbo there were rumors that Johnny Depp was also in it. He was gonna play Wallace, right? Because that’s the movie I really wanted to watch.

    • Yakushiji Tenzen

      Yeah To Hell and Back with Depp as Wallace would be a good likeness, although I just can’t see him as a Navy Seal. I think one more movie ought to tie up the rest of the books.

  • J Jett

    Eva Green is the main draw for me with this movie. she’s making it look really good! she plays evil really well!

  • Khy

    Not really my thing but I’m interested to see how it does at the box office. I don’t think it’ll do well. Been nine years since the first and I don’t even remember seeing any TV spots for this.

    • J Jett

      Khy, they’ve been playing tv spots for this out here on the West Coast but you bring up a good point. it’s been a really long time since the first film.

    • Chamber

      Are you serious? Star Wars had decades between movies and people still flocked to see those. Mad Max is getting a sequel and that movie is 20+ years old. Honestly, it doesn’t matter how long it takes between films as long as you have good word of mouth and great advertising (which this film will have).

      • Khy

        The new Mad Max seems more like a distant reboot than a straight up sequel And come on, Star Wars is an iconic franchise that has been around for years with a HUGE fanbase. That’s a silly comparison. The predictions for Sin City aren’t looking great- and that’s not just my opinion, but Box office Mojo’s as well- The 9 year gap DOES matter- http://boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3894&p=.htm
        And before you jump down my throat calling me a hater or someone who wants this movie to fail- that’s far from the truth. I’m just saying the 9 year gap IS a factor that should be taken into account.

        • Fantasma George

          I wouldn’t necessarily call Fury Road (Mad Max 4) a distant reboot but more of another distant sequel, exactly like Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome. The series has always been like that since Road Warrior, making a point that the world kept getting worse since whatever happened by the start of the first movie happened.

  • Ryan A

    I’ll be seeing it on Saturday. I am as big of a fan as Sin City as they come and I completely trust Rodriguez and Miller to deliver.

    • Lyle Chip Chipperson

      I have a lot of trust in Rodriquez as long as he isn’t making a kids movie. He is great except for when he tries to appeal to children. Just not his forte.

      • Chamber

        Thank you.

  • parsyeb

    Losing Clive Owen for the sequel was a pretty dumb move. The plot kinda demands that he reappears….

    • SuperBakaKing

      Read the books and you’ll understand why (at least for his appearance) it was done this way.

      • parsyeb

        Yeah, was trying to avoid spoilers here. In the books, he eventually looks a bit more like the character in the first film… cast both of them, switch it over to Owen.

  • Dave Be

    I’m looking forward to it. “hard-boiled into waaay overcooked” describes the first one perfectly, so if this is more of that, bueno.

  • VictorCrowley

    I saw the movie today and I enjoyed it. Sure, there were certain things I wished they had done differently, but the same can be said for every single film I see. The only things I feel the need to point out and question:


    How is Marv still alive when Nancy goes after Senator Roark? Yes, I know he was sitting at the bar when Hartigan comes in near the end of the first film and Nancy jumps off the stage and kisses him. But, in Marv’s story where he dies in the electric chair, he stops by Nancy’s to drop off Wendy and get beers. Nancy is clearly in the era of her life when Hartigan finds her. Meanwhile, Marv goes after and kills Cardinal Roark, gets caught by the cops, and spends his remaining days in prison and is executed.

    In the new film, Nancy is grieving over Hartigan’s death and is older, and transforms herself by cutting her hair and cutting/scarring her face. Marv should be long gone by then.

    Something else that doesn’t quite make sense is in the graphic novel, when Bob and Mort are arguing over Ava in the car, you can see Marv and Wendy drive past them, presumably on their way to kill Kevin. Marv kills Kevin then immediately goes after Cardinal Roark and his fate ensues as noted above. In the new movie, this is happening at the same time as Dwight McCarthy’s story before his face is reconstructed. In the first movie adaptation, McCarthy is sitting inside Kadie’s Bar with his new face when Nancy is dancing and Marv is there and still alive. Seems like a definite plot hole.

    Eh, whatever. I dig the new movie lol. If you liked the first one I believe you’ll enjoy the new film.

  • Cameron

    Eva Green looks like a zombie in that screen shot, is all the makeup this bad? Or is she the one person who looks awful in black and white? I know it’s not very important but I found it so distracting in the trailers.

  • Evan3

    Wow, WB has to be sweating with this movie’s performance considering Batman v. Superman is also based on Miller’s work. Anyways, its a damned shame, this movie. There was a time I would have been there midnight Thursday with a crowd of similarly pumped up fans. Now Rodriguez, Miller, and the franchise has all lost its sheen. A line in your review is apt here in regards to this sequel, “when the moment of truth arrives, it’s a case of too little, too late.”

    At least we will always have a worthy sequel with Virtue City:


  • mongia

    Doesn’t sound like they made amends. http://bit.ly/196gKgB