Sin City

Sin City

On DVD: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Running Time: 
124 Minutes

The interwoven story of Sin City is told in true comic book and noir fashion.  Over-acted lines and over-dramatic movements are plentiful in this story of revenge and redemption.  Starting with the story of Hartigan (Bruce Willis), a good intentioned cop trying to avoid the corruption of the police force to save a little girl.  Jumping to the seemingly unrelated story of Marv (played by Mickey Rourke in his best performance to date).  Marv is a horribly disfigured beast of a man with a heart bigger than his body and a strength unlike any other.  After waking up to find his love dead, Marv sets out on a rampage of carnage, climbing the ladder to uncover the massive plot to set him up.  Rounding out the incredible cast is Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Rosario Dawson, Alexis Bledel, Benicio Del Toro, Brittany Murphy, Clive Owen and Nick Stahl (in a career making performance).

If you are a comic book fan, and I mean an actual comic book fan not just that you read half of a Spider-Man comic book when you were 12, then you will love this movie.  The entire movie is true to comic form, with animated shadows and high panning shots.  The idea of filming an entire movie in front of a green screen is not new, but filming a GOOD movie in front of a green screen is.  After Star Wars Episode 2 and Sky Captain, I was beginning to lose hope in the technology.  Although the movie is amazing, the DVD is nothing tremendous.  The only special feature is a behind the scenes Featurette but the rumour is that a special multi-disc, bonus feature laden special edition is coming out later this year.  So, if this was a must see movie for you (as it is for me), then buy this version now, otherwise, you might be better off waiting for the extended version.

Review by Johnny The World