A group of hard-boiled citizens of Sin City find themselves
crossing paths with old flames and vengeful targets.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller
Written by Frank Miller
Starring Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Eva Green,
Powers Boothe, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt,
Dennis Haysbert, Bruce Willis
Sequel to 2005's Sin City
Based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller
What a badass way to bring Sin City back! This movie blends in seamlessly with the original, despite there being a nine year difference between the release dates. The new faces add new danger to Sin City, most particularly Eva Green, who stole the show as the vicious femme fatale Ava Lord.
The true powerhouse of this movie was clearly Powers Boothe, who destroyed as the sadistic Senator Roark and just kicked ass every single time he appeared on screen. Joseph Gordon-Levitt did a solid job in a film that is not in his usual wheelhouse. He had a very interesting arc that culminated in one of the tensest poker scenes ever filmed. I would say that Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez have done it again, giving us a tense crime thriller peppered with stylish violence. I can't wait for part three.
After years of waiting, Sin City is finally back! And what a triumphant return it is. Even with the extremely long wait between the two films, this added nicely to the original film and expanded the story even more. The film also retained the film noir styling from the previous one, including the monologues, hard boiled characters, and the tone.
Speaking of characters, the whole cast really brought their A-game to this one. Eva Green stole the show as Ava Lord, giving another amazing performance and baring it all through a good amount of the film. Powers Boothe absolutely dominated as evil Senator Roark, chewing up every scene he was in and giving a very commanding performance.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt did a solid job in his story. Mickey Rourke gave an outstanding performance as returning character Marv, showing the audience what a great actor he is. I also have to give credit to Jessica Alba for not only a good performance, but for also giving us one of the most sexually charged dances scenes in a film in a long time. Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez did it again, giving us another solid Sin City movie. I really hope there's a third movie very soon.