Sin City Reviews
Wow, what a visually stunning spectacle. The amount of effort and intricacy that has gone into the style alone is quite awe-inspiring; with its ingenious use of colours to show characteristics or themes about characters adding a great deal to the excellent tone the film sets for itself. All the performances are wonderful too, and the lead trio of Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke and Clive Owen outdo themselves, and my expectations, in their respective segments. As this is a movie of three tales, it only makes sense to judge each one of them separately. 'That Yellow Bastard' was my favourite by quite some stretch. Not only was Willis excellent, but it has the most heartening and emotionally resonant story; and the way it both started and ended the movie was rather poignant also. Next, Rourke's 'The Hard Goodbye'. This was probably the most intriguing of the three stories, and I thoroughly enjoyed it; even though I think it went on a little too long. Finally, and the weakest of the three in my opinion - 'The Big Fat Kill'. Clive Owen is great, and a standout in the whole film, but this particular storyline just felt a little...empty. It had some great moments, but it dragged at times and by the end of it I was no more enlightened than I was at the start. All in all though, 'Sin City' is one helluva ambitious project, and both Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller must be commended for pulling off what on paper seemed almost an impossible task - creating, in effect, a live action animation.