Sin City – Black and White Violence!

Sin City is a violent city where the police department is as corrupt as the streets are deadly. In this movie, we follow three stories, the central of which is Marv, a tough-as-nails and nearly impossible to kill street fighter who goes on a rampage of vengeance when a beautiful woman, Goldie (King), he sleeps with for only one night is killed while lying in bed with him.

This is a funky film, sex, highly stylized violence from Frank Miller stories.

It’s already reached the top 250, a pretty high up number 91.

Almost a work of art rather than a film, it’s a pleasure to watch, even though it doesn’t really have any plot so to speak, it’s just a story about a bunch of good/bad/beautiful/ugly people in a city.

It has a whole black and white mega violence, debauchery, evil grainy, gritty kind of thing going on and it’s chock full of famous faces such as:

* Jessica Alba
* Benicio Del Toro
* Josh Harnett
* Bruce Willis
* Rutger Hauer
* Mickey Rourke
* Brittany Murphy
* Michael Madsen
* Clive Owen
* Elijah Wood

Devon Aoki kicks some ass (the chick with the pink car in 2 Fast 2 Furious).

The film is mostly black and white, with certain colours or bits of colours shown for dramatic effect, some red lipstick, a red dress..

Blood is mostly a horrible neon yellow colour which makes the ultraviolence less shocking, but more disturbing in some way on the hole, occasionally you do get the full red splash on someones face..

The characters are great, very straight forward, very well played, Marv is a complete monster, love him!

It’s a very sleazy movie, I guess concentrating on the underworld, corruption and ‘good’ vs ‘evil’ also touching on subjects of female power, lesbianism, mental illness and other afflictions.

It’s probably the best comic book adaptation to date, telling just 3 stories from Miller’s collection following the same style and portraying the characters well.

The film is basically that, something like pulp fiction, 3 stories told from a certain city where the main characters fall in and out of the 3 different lines..

Seriously you should watch this, it’s excellent, well directed, dark, violent and sometimes funny.

I give it a well worth it 9/10.




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12 Responses to Sin City – Black and White Violence!

  1. eyeris August 24, 2005 at 12:06 am #


    plus its almost panel for panel the EXACT replic of the comic itself, except that the characters actually MOVE. hehe

    A friend described it as BLOOD, GORE and TITS. perfect description eh? 🙂


  2. Yvy August 24, 2005 at 2:18 am #

    funny that…i actually fell asleep half way through it. didn’t think it had enough violence in there. then again, i love movies with blood, gore AND violence. somewhere along the lines of seven, saw…texas chainsaw massacre….:D

  3. FireAngel August 24, 2005 at 3:48 am #

    I watched it over at KY’s. Am not fond of B&W movies for one thing. Gives me a headache. So it wasn’t a fantastic experience for me.

  4. Dabido (Teflon) August 24, 2005 at 4:02 am #

    I’ve ony ever heard good things about this movie. i must see it when I get time. Your review just einforces all the good things I’ve heard! Thanks man! 🙂

  5. dreckker August 24, 2005 at 9:21 pm #

    I heard that there were lotsa balls (as in men’s ball” kena squashed and shot to pieces issit??

  6. Spiller August 24, 2005 at 10:08 pm #

    Definitely must watch of 2005! But make sure u watch the un-censored version.

    Had the priviledge to watch it un-censored on big screen here in OZ. Awesome mate!

    Brisbane, Aus

  7. james August 25, 2005 at 12:16 am #

    Was Elijah Wood creepy or what!?

  8. yuin August 25, 2005 at 4:35 am #

    funny how not many people can appreciate it.

    the day i went to watch it at the cinema on its first week, there were only 8 people inside.

  9. KY August 25, 2005 at 9:06 pm #

    can never see Elijah Wood as frodo ever again after u see this film.

  10. Asyraf Lee August 26, 2005 at 8:26 am #

    and Jessica Alba is super hot 😛

  11. jimmy August 26, 2005 at 11:21 am #

    it’s a very nice album but the plot is a little confusing. for movie goers who are not familiar or versatile, they might be lost.

    but a wonderful movie.

  12. dinghy August 28, 2005 at 4:52 am #

    Off-topic, but seeing how you’re a DOTA fan… i thought this recent article in The Star might be of interest to you.

    You’re pretty handy with that keyboard, do give that guy a piece of your mind! It just sickens me everytime parents try to pin this crap on gaming. 😛

    p/s: sin city rocked, my fav. characters have to be dwayne and miho. hartigan was alright, but he turned jessica alba down, which makes me wonder about his ‘alignment’. *snicker*

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