From the very opening scene of Marv (played by Mickey Rourke) lying next to a car crash and surrounded by dead bodies it was obvious that this film was going to be a rollercoaster ride.
Rourke’s memorable voice over begins with ‘How did I get here? What have I done?’ and then begins a flashback sequence answering his own questions.
During the flashback, it becomes apparent that this sequel is to be just as violent as the original masterpiece.
This visionary masterpiece will have you hooked from start to finish and for those who have seen the original will not be surprised by extreme use of violence.
There are some scenes of torture that had the entire cinema turning away from the screen but it is Sin City after all.
One actor that needs recognition has to be Eva Green. Her portrayal of the devious Ava was truly one to see.
Eva showcased how her character manipulates men by using her body and will have you captivated from her very first scene to her very last – potentially due to her being naked throughout a large portion of the film.
Nevertheless, the Parisian actress makes this a film that should not be missed and is definitely ‘A Dame To Kill For’.
For those who are familiar with the first film will now how directors Frank Millar and Robert Rodriguez use colour throughout the monochromic adaptation.
Just like the graphic novels, there are certain places where colour is used and this adaptation is definitely faithful to the original source (which should be expected due to Millar being the creator of the graphic novels).
The green eyes of Ava are definitely the most memorable use of colour as through her first few scenes her eyes are the same monochrome colouring as the rest of the film and only turn green when her true intentions become apparent.
Those eyes will haunt as well as captivating you and was an outstanding colour technique.
One must discuss the plot of the film. For those who are not familiar with the first film it must be stated that the film does not follow the generic plot format but instead combines various graphic novels from different characters perspectives.
This is an unusually method and there are times when you will think to yourself ‘What is happening? Who is this?’ and therefore it is advisable to watch the first film before seeing this brilliant sequel.
With an all-star cast including Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis this film is a must see for all the graphic novel fans out there, plus an added cameo appearance of Lady Gaga is something to look for.
Will this be the final in the Sin City franchise? One can only wait and see.
This film caters for everyone with the use of sex, violence and humour and is a must-see sequel and a visionary masterpiece!
Check out the trailer here: