Who's in it?
Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green and Mickey Rourke
What's it about?
Following a Pulp Fiction-esque 3-person story line, HUGELY graphic violence and stories are portrayed in perfect Frank Miller artsy style.
As pulpy as month-old orange juice and as grindhouse as a skate store, Sin City 2 is incredibly visceral and FUN AS HELL!
Having only seen a good 60% of the first Sin City and read about 10% of the comics, I really really enjoyed this - as did my good friend Eadaoin who accompanied me. The art style struck me from the beginning and grew on herself, accumulating in a number of subtly beautiful gory death scenes that I found unashamedly beautiful.
The real star of the show
The acting was a bit shaky at the beginning but got much better as the stories progressed; all with the exception of Eva Green. I'm not sure if Ms. Green's script was just bad, but dear lord she was ATROCIOUS. Her acting as the Dame To Kill For was shocking, it was like watching a number of Fair City (The
worst BEST soap of all time) scenes being slapped with a giant ham - but don't let that discourage you.
Mickey Rourke was brilliant as Marv - a creatively murderous 'good guy' with a penchant for stealing his victims clothes (and sometimes more); but the real star was Jessica Alba. She goes from trembling stripper to an INCREDIBLY bad ass character as insane as Marv, with scenes showing her slowly cracking and finally the change (you'll know it when you see it, it's fairly scary).
With an Old-Town group of marauding murderous women reminiscent of films like Faster Pussycat, Kill Kill! or I Spit on Your Grave, Sin City cranks the crazy-fun factor to 11. While some shlocky acting from many characters (such as JGL's) seem a little over-the-top, it fits right in with the setting of the movie itself. Some scenes look as if they were filmed for 3D, but I would totally recommend seeing this 80's-era exploitation/grindhouse film in 2D, it's fun, gruesome and utterly beautiful.