SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, REVIEW
By: Takudzwa Makoni
Famed directing duo Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez bring us the much-awaited Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Has there ever been a more no-brainer pairing of artists than Robert Rodriquez and Frank Miller?
Rodriguez’ genius for setting a specific tone and his love of the “Western” genre tropes is a perfect match for Miller and his graphic novel narratives.
While the movie was always destined to disappoint when compared with its classic predecessor- the tone and feel of which has since been imitated but never quite duplicated- Marv, Dwight McCarthy, Ava Lord and Nancy Callahan are worthy characters to progress the Sin City franchise. Perhaps burdened with the “been-there done-that” natural reaction to a sequel of such a classic franchise, Miller once again threw as many stars against the wall in the hopes that some would stick-Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Josh Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Jamie Chung, Rosario Dawson are featured to name a few.
Much, I suspect, to the surprise of Frank Miller, the rich source material and brave style have not translated to the anticipated cult-following. While the visuals are spot-on, that certain je n’ais ce quois is missing.