People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different. In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all. Read on!
After a nearly decade-long break, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller return to Sin City.
I didn’t go into Sin City: A Dame To Kill For expecting a lot, and yet it still somehow managed to be a massive disappointment. No other film put out in 2014 has featured so many soulless characters or nonsensical plot points, and – here’s what really got me – nothing else released this year has been more boring than Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. There is honestly not a single entertaining moment to be found anywhere in the damn thing, and I don’t really know why. The source material is a violent, stylistic graphic novel with over the top characters, but Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller deliver a flat film that’s nothing but indistinguishable monologues and poorly executed action pieces. To be honest, if I didn’t know any better, I’d think that Rodriguez and Miller had never even seen the original Sin City.
Unless you’re on the hunt for a woeful time at the theater, do not bother with Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.
Sometimes “one and done” is the way to go.