June 2nd, 2005


City of Sin!

Myself and surliminalSir Blimmin Eck went to see Sin City.

Which was incredible, amazing, and various other superlatives.

We had to go for a drink afterwards.  Orange Juice in my case, but the principle was there.

Anyway, the film was exceptionally pretty, and was essentially the contents of Frank Miller's brain exposed on screen in 150% pure comic book download.

There will never, I suspect, be anything as faithful to the original source material produced again.

However, by the end it was getting a bit much - the hard boiled universe it inhabits is not one that mortal man was meant to interact with, and while the sheer cartoonishness is a sight to behold, it's not one that we can endure for long.  Frankly, I'd rather have a series of 30-minute shorts, each one a perfect little tale.

But these quibbles aside, if you have an eye for cinematic extravagance and a stomach strong enough, get ye to the cinema and revel in action so hard-boiled that it'll make you a Real Man (obviously not true - or I'd have something a bit stronger than Orange Juice afterwards).