Our Movie Reviews Sin City
Release Year: 2005
Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Last Reviewed On: December 3, 2005 (by Scott)
(DVD version)

Scott's Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars on December 3, 2005

Before this movie, there have been two ways to get a comic book to the screen. There's the X-Men method, where you treat the comic book characters as real as possible, and treat the movie like any other movie, or you have the method used in the Hulk, and countless others, where you changes as little as possible and even put up the occasional comic book panel to remind the audience what they're watching.

Sin City brings us a new method. Filmed completely in front of green screens, it attempts to actually life the artistic style of the comic book it comes from and brings it the screen, and succeeds amazingly well. The artistic style is like nothing else I've seen, and works extremely well in this movie.

The plot, however, was a bit more confusing to me. It's basically three stories about the last honest copy in Sin City, and his adventures in its universe. The stories themselves were compelling enough, and I found the movie very interesting to watch. Sadly though, since I'm not a fan of the graphic novels the movie comes from, I felt I was missing something important. Either I'm too dense, or there just wasn't enough on screen to explain some of the elements of the movie, notably character used in the beginning and the end.

Even though I felt I was being left out of some of the plot elements, I still thoroughly enjoyed it, and hope other movies can progress this artisistc style in the future.

-- Scott and Michelle