Saturday, April 02, 2005

Sin City

Thing1 and I went to see Sin City today. I had never read one of Frank Millers graphic novels so this was new to me. The movie is dark, violent, and sometimes a bit confusing. It is also beautifully made and pulls no punches when delivering the story.

Bruce Willis is awesome as is Mickey Rourke. Elijah Wood and Josh Hartnett get to show their dark sides (very dark in Elijah's case) and Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson get to show off - well - just show off. Carla Gugino (loved her in Karen Sisko) isn't on screen enough and Benicio Del Toro demonstrates what happens with a 1911 that has a plugged barrel. (Springfield Armory 1911's were everywhere in the movie)

The story has twists and turns and, while not for the squeamish, is worth a couple of hours of your time.

Hard to believe that this is the same director(Robert Rodriquez) that gave us Spy Kids.

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