I would rank the original 2005 Sin City as one of my favorite comic book movies. Waiting 9 years for a sequel that was announced pretty shortly after the release of the first one felt like an eternity. Especially after it was given an October 2013 release date and then pushed back to August 2014. Needless to say, I was looking forward to this movie yet as the reviews started to pour in after opening weekend I got real nervous.
I immediately noticed a trend in the reviews. Ones that seemed to be from comic book related websites spoke favorably and seemed to “understand” it. While mainstream media outlets all had pretty damning things to say. Typified with Rotten Tomatoes listing it at around 40% yet IMDB ranking it at about 7/10. What’s the truth? I’d say somewhere in the middle (good, but not great) but not nearly as bad as some websites would have you believe. I figured I’d do my best to address some of the facts.
Mornin’ Evil Geeks!
We’ve seen images of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For all over the net recently, but the first official trailer was released for the August 22nd release and we’ve got it right here for you! The story of the same name follows Dwight, who we saw in the first movie played by Clive Owen, a man who had to literally change his face because of what happens in Dame to Kill For, so this is kind of a prequel (just because of how they arranged the first movie,) and Dwight is played by Josh Brolin. It’s really not as confusing as it sounds. Just check out the trailer below: