When Sin City came out in 2005 (Pretty much nine years ago….wait….really?!) it was a real game changer in terms of comic book movie adaptations.
It was the first time a film actually tried to use the source material as THE script and storyboard, as oppose to just simply being inspired by it.
It was a fun and crazy experiment…an experiment that most audiences seem to have forgotten about when pretty much two years later Zack Snyder’s own Frank Miller adaptation, 300, destroyed the competition when it came out. (And doing pretty much the same thing. Use the comic as basically the script AND the storyboards. Of course, the 300 film did ADD to the story, so there’s that.)
I’m still fond of the first Sin City film, but it is far from perfect. I felt the episodic/anthology element of the film just didn’t flow very well and made the pacing a bit too odd, and while it was cool seeing the shots look just like the comic…it did feel too stiff after a while. I also thought Jessica Alba was horribly miss cast in the flick too.
That being said, Mickey Rourke’s performance of Marv is god damn perfect and it was great reminder of how good he can be in a film.
It took a while, but they finally got the second Sin City and teaser just came out to today.
Sadly, between the last film and now, my excitement for anything Frank Miller has cooled to a numbing effect. His recent work (in both comics and film) have come up too short for me.
BUT, A Dame to Kill For is one of best Sin City books he’s done, so that gets me excited. But, like the last film, this too will tell four separate storylines, and THIS time, two of the stories will actually be originals written for the film. I have some reservations if those will be good or not, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Also, when did Eva Green become the strange representative of doing sequels to Frank Miller films? (She’s also the main bad guy in the new 300 film. I also hear she’s AMAZING in that film.)
The cast of course is till top notch (though Alba is also returning, but perhaps she’s going to be better in this one.) Hey, quick question…but is THIS Christopher Lloyd??
It’s looks like him…..but maybe my love of Back to the Future is making me crazy to see in him in a big movie again.
Overall, the trailer to the new film looks exactly what it is…a new Sin City movie.
Unlike, 300: Rise of an Empire where I had no interest in seeing that sequel, I have been looking forward to a return trip to Sin City.
Here’s hoping that Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller have it in them to take it Sin City back to the old days man, the bad days, the all-or-nothing days.
Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For will be in theaters August 22, 2014.