The long delayed sequel for 2005's Sin City finally comes to screens and sees a range of stories brought to life, one concerns a Femme Fatale (Eva Green), the other a powerful US Senator (Powers Boothe) which also coincides with a young man good at cards (Joseph Gordon Levitt) and good old Marv (Mickey Rourke) being the glue that holds the town together.
Boy oh boy was this a disaster of a film at almost every level, how so you ask allow me to explain:
- First is the look of the film itself, the whole thing looks like a really cheap computer game with the black and white photography just has the feeling of being added later onto the colour footage of which you see splashes off during the film.
- The Second is that the performances are horrible, Green who is a beautiful woman and a wonderful actress is given nothing to do here save for a horrible American accent and walking around in the nude for most of her screen time, Jessica Alba's night club routine doesn't work this time as it looks desperate, Josh Brolin and Rourke just mumble and gruff their way through the film as does Bruce Willis and Boothe and Levitt are just wasted.
But I have another objection which the way the women are treated in this film, now I am reluctant for the most part to point this out in most films as I normally tend to let it slide if I'm enjoying the film but seeing virtually every single female character dressed in leather as well as half naked with their boobs showing in their outfits was very uncomfortable after a while.
- And lastly Frank Miller's script is terrible with most of the dialogue just sounding ridicolous when paired with the mumbling and grumbling and silly accents that are peppered throughout this film and the cameo with him and co-director Robert Rodriguez just made me cringe in a bad way.
So all in all the film looks cheap, the acting is terrible and the script is ridiculous, I wanted to like this I really did but I just cannot, 1 out of 5.