“Death is just like life in Sin City. It always wins.”
Nine years ago, director Robert Rodriguez did what Robert Rodriguez does best. He took a super schlocky, super B grade, super exploitationy all story, and he turned into ground breaking, rule breaking cool that didn’t just ignore its lack of substance, it embraced it. That movie was Sin City, based on the comic book series of the same name by Frank Miller. Using the comics as story boards, Rodriguez even gave Miller a co-director credit.
Nine years is a long time between drinks. Long enough for the shine of that ground breaking, rule breaking cool to have well and truly worn off. Which is why all those same tricks seem kind of boring in Sin City: A Dame to a Kill For. (more…)