Extreme brutality with violence, visually-arresting cinematography, and nothing short of pure genius. Remarkable crime thriller neo-noir based on Frank Miller's graphic comic novel series. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, there wasn't a screenplay written for the film, and instead they approached the filming as a translation. This isn't an adaptation of a comic book, it's like a comic book brought to life and pumped with steroids. The movie is based on three of the "Sin City" stories which works perfectly for a two hour film. There are main protagonists in the movie (Bruce Willis, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke)-but there is no lead role- so much as actors who dominate the foreground, and then move on. Fully digital, live action picture incorporating a technique of colorization while filmed in black and white.
"Sin City" is the most visually inventive comic book adaptation to make its way to a movie screen. While other directors have attempted to remain faithful to the look and "feel" of their source material, Robert Rodriguez has taken things a step further-by using Frank Miller's graphic novels as storyboards and immersing the audience neck-deep in the noir currents of Miller's den of iniquity. It's easy to get lost in Sin City. There's something to appreciate around every corner - the gritty characters, the uncompromising story, and, most of all- visuals to astound and amaze. "Eye candy" doesn't even begin to describe what Rodriguez has accomplished. To say that this is the best comic book to movie adaptation I've ever seen would be an understatement.