|Title:||Sin City: A Dame to Kill For|
|Director:||Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller|
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|02.14.15||Netflix|| So... I think the first Sin City movie is Robert Rodriguez's best work. I also really really love the Sin City books. So why is this movie so boring? Now I'm afraid to watch the first movie again because maybe it was just like this but it doesn't hold up? I don't know... it feels like the first movie presented this careful and faithful vision of an original take on noir tropes where this one feels like a tired lazy recitation of those same tropes but with no excitement or originality. And I don't really know what made one good and one bad, but I had a hard time getting through this one whereas I couldn't get enough of the first one.|
Maybe the source stories weren't as strong? There were certainly some books that were better than others I remember. Another thing I think is that for all his grandstanding about moving fast and getting his actors in and out quickly, Robert Rodriguez is not that great of a director so these performances all seem flat and disinterested. This stands in stark comparison with Chef. You know Robert Downey Jr. worked on that movie for a half of a day but he still manages to make a mark on the film with an eccentric character and a funny scene. So why are Chris Meloni and Jermey Piven even in this movie? They are so totally forgettable that they might as well not take up the time.
And how can you have Rosario Dawson in bondage gear and not make her look hot? And Jessica Alba is all but fucking the stage but she's wearing more clothes than a lawyer, yet Eva Green is naked in every scene but using such a terrible accent that her boobs don't even matter. I also attribute this to Rodriguez. I think he's kind of incapable of filming a scene with any sort of sex appeal.
So anyway, pretty disappointed with this one. This along with Machete Kills kind of seals Rodriguez's fate for me.