Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
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In short, it isn't nearly as bad as everyone is saying. Let me elaborate.
In case people don't know, the first Sin City from 2005 was based on the 1st, 3rd and 4th books in the 7 part series by Frank Miller. These follow the story lines of Marv, Dwight and Hartigan respectively. In addition to those, there are also a few shorts thrown in, either from the books or not. So, needless to say, Sin City and its sequel are both anthology films. If you want one single story that takes 2 hours, this may not be your thing.
Sin City 2 follows almost the exact same structure as the original, which I found nice. Sure they didn't do anything original with the structure, which was sort of playing it safe, but I liked it. It felt familiar and reminded me of the original which I loved very much. It begins with another short story, this time starring Marv. It rocks. It continues on with a new story not contained in any of the books. It stars Johnny, a gambler who "never loses". Mid way through, we cut to another story. This is the 2nd book, titled "A Dame to Kill For". If you've read this, you won't see anything new. Like with the first film, they essentially translated the story from page to screen, and it works for the most part. There was one detail I didn't like, but it doesn't last long. Then after that, we finish up the story with Johnny, and finally, we get to the revenge mission involving Nancy and her hunt for Senator Rourke. That's all I'll say about that.
Everyone is complaining about how the movie looks like a cutscene from a video game. They are sort of right, but not entirely. Even after waiting 2 weeks, I was unable to find a theatre in my city showing the film in 2d. It seems like this is happening more and more now. If you want to see an action movie in theatres, it's 3d whether you like it or not. Now, having not seen a 2d version to make a comparison, I can say that the 3d is most likely what makes it look so video game-y. I'm sure in 2d it'll look slightly better at least.
Update: I did see it in 1080p and in 2D, and it does look less like a video game cutscene. You can still tell that there's a lot of CGI, but it's done better than a lot of films.
Also, greenscreen sets have been used for over a decade now, I don't see why people are complaining so much. Everything is a CGI-fest these days, and this story, with a fantastic setting and extraordinary physics pulls it off nicely. You can tell, but it's far from awful.
Everyone is saying they loved the first one, but hated this one. I don't see how that's possible. They stuck very close to the original in most ways, such as cinematography, soundtrack, and directing, all of which were great (for a Sin City movie). Sure it isn't a masterpiece my any means, and it's not as good as the first, but it's super entertaining, very violent, and is sure to please anyone who enjoys the books or the first film. Forget all those jaded movie snobs saying it sucks. They're just focusing on all the negatives, and letting that cloud their vision of the awesome stuff.
This was my first review I hope you like it, I know it's not perfect, but these are my thoughts in a nutshell.
A Dame to Kill For is the same type of movie as the first, but it is not executed quite as well. It may just be be cause the style lost some of its original appeal, but I thought it didn't live up to its predecessor. With that said, I still thought A Dame to Kill For was a great time at the movies. Everything about it was solid. It continued the action from the first and did not fail to keep me at the edge of my seat. And, Marv was his normal, b.a. self.
A Dame to Kill for consists of two story lines that are prequels to those of the first Sin City and one that is a sequel. I felt that it delivered very well in its attempt to support what happened in the first movie. I would recommend re-watching the first one so that you're fresh for this. Sometimes you can forget the names if you haven't seen it in a while.
Overall, this movie was great. If I had not seen the first Sin City, I would have been blown away.
I give it a 8/10. A definite must-see.
The characters seems less edgy, less strong charactered and some despite being far more stereotypical carries less of a punch. Especially Marv and Dwight who are the central characters fall a bit short. With Dwight almost feeling detached from the story he is the centre character of. I never thought I would find myself ever thinking that Owen over Brolin. Rourke however seems to have lost some of his edge again, but still causes plenty of mayhem. The new original story lines is probably as good as the rest, but it feels like we never get a very satisfying end out the first one of it especially because it plays as probably the most straightforward story with less of the iconic art work or stunning scenes put in it, it relies on Gordon-Hevitt's abilities more than anything else. The second original story however fairs better mostly due to Alba's dancing and Rourke's brute. If one has not recently seen Sin City and goes to see this it can be a bit hard putting things into place in it's sequel... most people benefit from having seen Sin City recently in order to truly enjoy the film's anachronistic narrative.
It is an awesome film, I will not argue against that, and it does give people more of what they want from Sin City. And there is maybe couple of camels to swallow. But I think in time when seen in union with it's predecessor and sequel(s) it will come out stronger than it might appear now.
I saw the 3D version and surprisingly it actually works well for the film, although I am sure the film would be just as good in 2D alone. It is worth seeing in the cinema, it has the scale/action/importance and beauty to justify that. It will not be remembered for it's visuals as much as Sin City, but it will be recognised for how it fits into the Sin City style.
------- ------- ------- ------- Capturing again that sensation from the comic maybe caused by those black and white scenes with some areas in color that make a feeling of cold and shivers travel all the way up our spine, this second part of Frank Miller's Sin City is completely worth-watching.
Being based primarily in Frank Miller's second story from the SIN CITY series, it was actually the one that I thought that they'd have taken to the big screen when they made their first movie as it was by far my favorite and the one that had a more defined central argument.
Continuing with all the good stuff from the first movie, it uses a lot of characters and elements we already knew, we had a conclusion for the tormented tale of Nancy Callahan portrayed by Jessica Alba and John Hartigan (now a ghost), performed by Bruce Willis which was a very logical conclusion to their story. But along all the good elements in the film, foremost I think that Eva Green's AVA gives us an interesting turn to the plot; unlike her comic book counterpart, this AVA never really seems a defenseless damsel in distress which means that most men falling for her can't be really considered victims, as they fell actually wanting to fall; they could have believed anything she said or even still make her will in the case they didn't. That makes her character a bit more powerful and some of the other characters, much less innocent.
As I said I thought that this was going to be the story that they were going to use in the first SIN CITY movie and now that they have finally taken it to the screen, IMO it was completely worth it.
I don't understand fully why it was not as successful as the first part. My guess is that it was not so surprising for a lot of people because most of the characters weren't new and the interesting visual format wasn't new either, nevertheless I think that both movies are more or less equally good, even when I must admit I prefer this second one by a bit.
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IMDb Review written by David del Real.
Green totally owns the "Dame" role that she was perfectly cast for. When her story ends the movie does drop off (fortunately her story is most of the movie).
The "Sin City look" is enhanced by 3D (I normally avoid 3D) & rates as one of the best uses of 3D I've ever seen. Fans (like me) of Miller's "A Dame To Kill For" comic book will be thrilled at it's obsessive loyalty to word & frame screen treatment. It looks fantastic! (Maybe, I mean to say that Green looks fantastic. It's both.) I don't get all the criticism of how this "look" has grown tiresome --not for me in 3D.
All the actors in big roles to small look like they are having a sinful amount of fun, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt is almost as strong as Green in a new role in one the new stories written for the movie. If you saw "Looper" (or "Inception") you already know that JGL can play a tough guy despite his physical size.
Make no mistake this movie is a feature length Roadrunner cartoon for adults --emphasis on "adults"--with all of the ridiculous action & over- the-top violence that only a cartoon can get away with because of the way it's rendered.(No kids, please: there is just enough gore that isn't so cartoonish to make it unfit for children.)
Like the first Sin City 9 years ago, this new Sin City is B-movie bliss. (I still don't like Jessica Alba as "Nancy".)
I will start with the positives, the film is as beautiful as the original & stunning in its visual appearance. Mickey Rourke is excellent as Marv yet again.
Sadly, that is about all the good I can say. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was very weak & his character almost pointless, beyond being time filler. The script writing was not as snappy as the first. The whole thing just didn't flow as well nor feel as polished as the first, a real let down, they could have made something stunning & just went for easy money
Some of the guest stars (Christopher Lloyd, Jeremy Priven, Chris Melonik, Jude Ciccolella) are on screen for such a short period of time it's a waste. Meanwhile, the bulk of the story revolves around John Brolin who doesn't have the charisma to carry the film, and Bruce Willis as a ghost is a waste of everyone's time. Jessica Alba has little to do except dance, which she does very well.
If like me you're a fan of Miller's work you'll want to go see this, but don't get your hopes up too high.
Unfortunately, A Dame to Kill For suffers from all the afflictions of a bad sequel: an overcomplicated plot forcing a resolved story forward, recasting of previous roles and the addition of new but significantly less compelling characters, and exploiting the spark that made the first film great while still not having that magical appeal.
Once again we find ourselves in hardened and corrupted town of Basin City where the inhabitants exist and resist against the sinful city, while others revel in its reprehensible environment.
Producers started working on a sequel seven years after the initial film was released. In that time Brittany Murphy and Michael Clarke Duncan passed. Though they portrayed minor characters, their characters, Shellie and Manute respectively, were vastly effectual and favorites in the film. Rodriguez elected to retire Shellie, smartly, but recast Manute with Dennis Haysbert, but he did not stop there. He also chose to recast Devon Aoki's Miho with the exceedingly inferior Jamie Chung and Michael Madsen's Bob with Jeremy Piven. Further, Clive Owen's Dwight McCarthy is seemingly recast and played by Josh Brolin. Mickey Rourke's Marv makes a surprise appearance considering he died in the previous film. Eye candy Jessica Alba dons the stirrups once again as Nancy but this time gets an unnecessary and boring principal role.
It's almost impossible to write a summary for the film without giving away key aspects of the plot. Note, the term 'spoiler' was not used deliberately as nothing would be spoiled. Despite having several fascinating and explicit story lines from the comics, Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez decided to force five seemingly unconnected and irrelevant segments worth of content into a Sin City sequel that is really a pointless prequel-sequel hybrid. Within thirty minutes at least seven main characters and their associated stories, all in infancy, branch out with no time to become invested or even care about the outcome.
The revolutionary awe and savagery of Sin City is gone. The inventive techniques that made the first film extraordinary are exploited and bludgeoned to death. Rodriguez and Miller over-utilize popping colors against the stylized black and white motif so that the significance in these items and moments diminishes to nothingness.
The witty dialogue that succinctly dripped with a retro film noir edge falls flat on the tongue of the, arguably, main character portrayed by Josh Brolin. Brolin lacks the debonair and commanding force that Clive Owen has in the first film. Peppered with lazy and lame metaphors, the script sounds like the banal ramblings of a poorly followed twitter account of a desperate writer. Example: "An atom bomb goes off between my legs. A freight train barrels into my jaw." Then to keep up with the gruesome and shocking content of its predecessor, A Dame to Kill For randomly adds violence as an obvious afterthought.
It is incomprehensible that, after seven years, the producers would rush into filming besides a hefty paycheck with this paltry, tame and inconsequential movie. A Dame to Kill For is painfully contrived and completely pointless.
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If you enjoyed the violence, great dialogue and overall aesthetic of the first one you'll love this film.
One of the only parts that really bothered me was the recasting of Dwight which threw me off slightly as I wasn't expecting it. It also gets slightly confusing at times because some stories are set in the present and some in the past which can be hard to keep up with, but if you are paying attention properly you get the grasp of it after a bit.
However overall I loved the film's over the top nature and comic book style and if you enjoyed the first one then you'll enjoy this one.
The cast is strong, although with so many big names a lot of them only end up getting a few minutes of screen time. Mickey Rourke returns as Marv, and is clearly the heart of the movie, featuring in three of the four stories in major roles. Josh Brolin takes over for Clive Owen as Dwight, which works well given the darker tone in A Dame to Kill For. As for Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnnie, a newcomer to the franchise, Gordon-Levitt does well enough with the role, but Johnnie's story itself is rather forgettable. Jessica Alba returns as Nancy, and is both appropriately sexy and scary at the same time. The casting couldn't have been better.
The plot itself consists of four loosely connected stories featuring the four lead protagonists respectively, it does feel a little rougher during the transitions between them compared to the original Sin City. The titular story, A Dame to Kill For, certainly stands out among the four, and fans will be more than pleased with this adaptation of one of the most beloved Sin City comics.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For may not be as innovative or as seamless as the original, but it is still a great, unique piece of cinema.
Now I hope you don't mind me saying this... But this here is a film to kill for.
Jessica Alba doing her stripper grind? CHECK. Mickey Rourke causing much harm? CHECK. Josh Brolin is new to the franchise and he is GREAT! JGL is new to the franchise and he is GREAT! But the film really belongs to Powers Boothe. He is just pure evil. If you liked him as Cy Tolliver in Deadwood you'll love him in this.
The only drawback is that the original Miho (Asian female killer) was apparently pregnant at the time of the filming of the sequel, so they had to replace her. That's kind of a bummer.
Fans of the comic / graphic novel will be happy. Fans of Robert Rodriguez will be happy. GO!
Like the first Sin City (2005), the movie alternates between several characters and their stories. It also looks the same, feels the same, and with mostly the same actors appearing on screen (though with a sad nod at the absence of Clive Owen), the fact that this second volume has been released a long 9 years after the original is quickly forgotten.
I have to say that Eva Green's performance as the character Ava Lord is really the strongest point of the movie for me. She's electric on screen, and hot, sexy, mesmerizing even with those glowing green eyes. She steals the show, and not just because of her constant, and apparent, lack of a clothing wardrobe. The story arc featuring her character was the movie's best, in my opinion.
Mickey Rourke as Marv, Powers Boothe as Senator Roark, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny also delivered great, convincing performances that really draw you into the chaotic and villainous world of Sin City. It was really fun seeing Marv kicking some ass again, as was expected of him. Senator Roark is, obviously, still as despicable and antagonistic as he was in the first film, and Johnny, well, he's a bag full of surprises.
As far as the other characters go, I think they did a pretty good job. Jessica Alba conveyed a rather emotional performance, which I wasn't expecting, and the addition of Ray Liotta, Lady Gaga, and Juno Temple were welcomed surprises. I enjoyed the return of Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, and Jaime King as well. Really helps rooting us into the world of Sin City, even with brief appearances.
Sadly, I feel like Josh Brolin's character, Dwight, wasn't fully working. Although he was a central character to the movie, the fact that it was another actor portraying the role took its toll on the final product. Dwight didn't really feel like Dwight, at least to me.
As a last nod, I really think that all the little connections made with the first movie were brief enough, but not intrusive. They were well placed, and great for those who watched and remember the first movie.
Overall, it's, in my opinion, a satisfying sequel to a great movie, and I really hope that a third volume will be made. I want more Sin City!
This 'review' will be a simple opinion, and will not contain any spoilers. ...
I saw this movie yesterday, and I was a little skeptical because of all the negative reviews on the IMDb.
But now I watched this movie, I can truly say I enjoyed this movie.
Like I said in my summary, I don't really get all the hate this movie gets...
Personally, I like this one even better than the first one.
8,5 out of 10
However, there is one exception. The story named A Dame to Kill For. Considered to be one of the better stories in the original comic books, it's a good thing they still had one such story to wrap their movie around. And it is awesome. Just as good as the stories in the original film with same great quality acting, hardcore action and brutal visuals. No complaints.
The second adaptation story, Just Another Saturday Night, is really nothing more than an Ode to Marv (Mickey Rourke), and that's okay in my books. It doesn't have much of a plot, and the supporting characters are nonexistent, but it's a good opening piece.
The Long Bad Night, the first of the new stories, works because of its actors. Both Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Powers Boothe have amazing screen presence and as they're pitted against one another throughout the night the stakes keep getting higher and higher, with satisfying results. A fine story and I could see this as an original Sin City story.
Nancy's Last Dance, our last story, is unfortunately the weakest story by far. They clearly wanted to give Jessica Alba something more to chew with her character, but it just doesn't have that edge. You don't buy it. Still not awful, merely average.
Aside from the material, the biggest problem is the common sequel problem where they want to do the same that worked so well in the original, but with more oomph. Here it means more colour spliced into the black-n-white, and it's very distracting. The original used colour carefully, for emphasis, for popping up important details. Here it seems that every single frame has a splotch of colour in it, usually for no reason, they just wanted colour in their frames. And thus the distinct visual style of Sin City is shattered.
All in all Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is not a bad film by any means. It's disappointing, certainly, but only because I love the first film so much, and wanted more of that greatness, no matter how impossible it is to achieve. Still, a great movie to check out if you're a fan, but don't expect miracles.
The sequel is shared in the same format as the first with a few stories, some take place prior to the events of the corresponding segments in the first film, others afterwards. There are character changes (most notably a switch of Josh Brolin for Clive Owen) but many from the first film return. There are also a few steamy addition like Jun Temple and the very SEXY Eva Green. I wasn't sure I wanted a sequel because like most sequels, I thought it would pale in comparison to the original. This is the case with this film.
Some of the segments are entertaining. Others not so much. For all the style and blood and violence this film offers, the stories can't help but feel dull. The A Dane to Kill For segment was fabulous looking and so well performed by the sultry Eva Green, but the rest itself was overlong and dreary. The final segment and showdown between Nancy Callahan and Roark was also disappointing. The film and segments definitely could have used more thought out writing.
The film is style stylistically excellent. Its a joy to look at on screen and still has an excellent comic book neo-noir feel to it. The bloody violence is still on point. The main pitfall is not being able to avoid to cap on the stories and brilliance in the stories of the first film. It wasn't without effort, but Robert Rodriguez has still yet to make a good sequel (at least in my honest opinion). Its still a decent to good film but it could have been much better.
* I suppose -- and I am not happy about making this concession -- that if anyone on this sorry planet has the right to destroy the original by making a sequel which is so weak that it borders on caricature (worse, it suggests that the greatness of the original was accidental) it would be Rodriguez and Miller. And that's just what they did.
* To say that Jessica Alba reprised her role from the original would be to mis-use the word "reprise." She best resembled an animated giff file.
* leaving aside the terrible script, a script lacking even a hint of the nuance of the original, it bears remembering that the incredible Bruce Willis is not merely a major star on his own, he is (check the IMDb) an accomplished voice actor too. Therefore, the attempt to fill his shoes (er... narration track) with Josh Brolin is painfully uncomfortable from the start, and only gets worse as time goes on.
* the only one having any fun here is Mickey Rourke, and I suspect that is because, unlike you and I, he is getting paid for this involvement.
Frank Miller's Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For may seem like an excessively long title, but excessive and long do perfectly describe this film.
Filmed in black and white, with spatters of killer red blood to give it some panache, the film is a stylish crime thriller with live action and graphic (as in novel and/or violence) effects. Similar to its 2005 predecessor (which I thoroughly enjoyed), but now lacking in its originality and inventiveness, Frank Miller's Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill seems like a cheap knock-off. Its homage to film noir, with its femme-fatales and tough guys, wears thin by its gory conclusion, even if the package looks swell.
Evil is everywhere. After all, this is Sin City. The film's underlying sadism and misogyny is disguised by the film's surreal and artful use of stark black & white imagery with burst of color to accentuate every scene. Women remain highly sexualized beings, objects of desire. Men fall in the category of corrupt fools, desperate schmucks, romantic lugs, or bloodthirsty savages.
Some of the same characters are back. Deformed goon Marv (Mickey Rourke), pitiful stripper Nancy (Jessica Alba), seedy PI and hero type Dwight (now played by Josh Brolin), prostitute and dominatrix Gail (Rosario Dawson), corrupt politician and main villain Senator Roarke (Powers Boothe), even dead dick (Bruce Willis) appears briefly. But their pulp fiction story lines are monotonous reminders of better told tales from the original source. New characters do enter the multi-story format: A young gambler (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), sexy slut Ava (Eva Green), who just can't keep her clothes on, and other unsavory characters come and go. Their stories give the film some needed energy, but most of the action is rather dull, even with the fancy facades.
The excessive nudity and violence is the predominant shock factor in this genre. Blood and boobs reign supreme. In fact, Ms. Green's breasts have a life of their own. Her ample bosoms seem to have more screen time than the actress herself. (But who's complaining? Certainly not the intended audience of fan-boys and adolescents.)
Directed by Mr. Miller himself and Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller's Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For is a pop extravaganza that implodes from its own excesses. Unlike its first incarnation which had an artistic execution and vision, this version is literally all execution without any artistic vision. The film's overall look has a flatness and artificiality, relying on garish make-up and far too many CGI visual tricks. Its narrative structure is as choppy as one of the film's Ninja Amazon killers.
Frank Miller's Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For just ain't any fun the second time around. Ultimately, this film parody becomes a parody onto itself. It tends to exhaust rather than exhilarate its movie-going audience. GRADE: D+
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The concurrent stories are haphazardly strung and, plain, weak. Nothing here makes an impression other than leaving one feeling dirty and used for watching, feeling embarrassed even. Eva Green being nude more than not seemed mostly to shock, or, perhaps, "hook" adolescents. The sole interesting, semi-fresh, role would have to be the part played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character Johnny. As Brolin's reprisal of the Dwight character didn't really cut it, Johnny is the sole person one could invest in and root for. Though Gordon-Levitt stood out, he couldn't repair the mess. Pass.
Set before and after the events and stories in the first film,Sin City:A Dame To Kill For gives viewers four more thrilling and intense tales of Sin City.
The original Sin City was a brilliant,unforgettable and groundbreaking Comic Book film and is one of my all-time favorite movies and seemed like a film that would get a sequel. After nine years comes the sequel Sin City:A Dame To Kill For and was it worth the wait? Yes it was because Sin City:A Dame To Kill For is a fantastic sequel that is an absolute blast from start to finish because whether it's the first film or Frank Miller's Graphic Novels I love the world of Sin City and with Sin City it was fun to return to the dark,Black and White Noirish world of Sin City and if you're a fan of the first film or Miller's book you will enjoy this worthy sequel to the first film. Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller have given viewers a stylish sequel that right from the beginning gives viewers the same energy and thrills that made the first movie work in the first place and the whole time you're watching the film you can't take your eyes off of it. The movie works as a sequel and prequel combining two stories from Frank Miller's books(A Dame To Kill For and Just Another Saturday Night)and new stories written for the film(The Long,Bad Night and Nancy's Last Dance)where each story interconnects with one another. Sin City 2 also shows viewers that while this is still a sequel nothing has changed in Sin City,the Antiheroes are still tough and the bad guys are more vicious with violence all around and blood splattered with every functioning in a stylized Film Noir world that is amoral and dark with hard boiled attitudes. The Black and White photography is stunning and beautiful because while the audience see horrific things on the screen you can't look away because the movie is amazing to look at. In Sin City 2 we also see some of the known and familiar characters and faces from the first film such as Marv,Dwight,Hartigan,Nancy and others we also see new characters such as Ava Lord and Johnny with both characters who are fascinating and memorable. The Action and violence in SC2 is vicious and at times harsh and brutal matching the first movie and none of the violence is toned down or cut although SC2 isn't as gory as the first movie. The screenplay by Frank Miller is good and memorable giving the characters dialog and moments that is straight out of Film Noir although some the dialog lacks the creative style of the Graphic Novels. If there is one problem I have with SC2 it's the length of the movie which is 1 hour and 42 minutes. Where as the first film was 2 hours and 4 minutes,SC2 is much shorter and while 1 hour and 42 minutes isn't bad I would have loved for the movie to be ten to twenty minutes longer because with the exception of A Dame To Kill For(which is almost 50 minutes and is the longest and best segment)the other two of the four tales The Long,Bad Night and Nancy's Last Dance while wonderful and compelling are too short,rushed and feel like they both should have been longer at 30-35 minutes like the stories in the first film. I hope someday Robert Rodriguez releases a director's or extended cut because even though the movie is fine the way it is I wanted more. The ending of Sin City:A Dame To Kill For is fine in my opinion even though the ending will upset and divide some viewers as some will think the ending is anti-climatic and will interfere with the continuity of the first film but I think it works because of the story and tone of the Sin City universe. A good ending for this entertaining film.
The cast is great. Mickey Rourke is excellent once again as Marv,with Rourke being charismatic and cool every time he's on screen. Josh Brolin is terrific as Dwight,with Brolin bringing an intensity to the role. Jessica Alba is amazing,sexy and at her best as Nancy,with Alba bringing an emotional depth to the role. Bruce Willis is great as Hartigan Joseph Gordon-Levitt is fantastic and memorable as Johnny,a cocky gambler. Eva Green is outstanding and beautiful as Ava Lord,the classic Femme Fatale and Dwight's ex-girlfriend. Powers Boothe sensational and menacing as Senator Roark,with Boothe commanding every scene he's in. Rosario Dawson is sexy and memorable once again as Gail,Dwight ex-girlfriend. Dennis Haybert(replacing the late Michael Clarke Duncan)is good as Manute,Ava's bodyguard. Christopher Meloni(Mort),Jeremy Piven(Bob),Jamie Chung(Miho),Ray Liotta(Joey),Stacy Keach(Vallenquist),Christopher Lloyd(Kroenig),Julia Garner(Marcie),Juno Temple(Sally),Marton Csokas(Damian Lord),Jude Ciccoella(Lt. Lebowitz),Jamie King(Goldie/Wendy)and Lady Gaga(Bertha)give good performances as well.
The direction by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller is wonderful and stylish with Rodriguez and Miller always moving the camera and giving the movie and fine pace and look. Great direction,Rodriguez and Miller.
The score by Robert Rodriguez is memorable and filled with energy like in the original. Good score,Rodriguez.
In final word,if you loved the first Sin City,the graphic novels,Robert Rodriguez or Frank Miller,I highly suggest you see Sin City:A Dame To Kill For,a terrific and entertaining sequel that is not as good as the original but still a worthy and memorable follow to the first film. Highly Recommended. 9.5/10.