SIN CITY 2: A DAME TO KILL FOR [ 2014 ], directed by #FrankMiller & #RobertRodriguez.
This long-awaited sequel suffers from two things, first - lack of a dynamic pace the first film had, second - some recast.
Marv (#MickeyRourke) is back. He has gotten himself into some serious shit. So is Dwight (this time played by #JoshBrolin). Nancy (#JessicaAlba) is haunted by the ghost of Hartigan (#BruceWillis), who wants her to be less "reckless". There is also a woman named Ava (#EvaGreen), who manipulates men into killing eachother for her sake, she is, by far, best new acquision for this deranged salad of crazy plot gossip and intriguing storylines. #JosephGordonLevitt's timefiller side story isn't effective, but is interesting. He plays this happy-go-lucky gambler, who gets his hands full, when he plays cards with Senator Roark (#PowersBoothe). Also, we have #RayLiotta, #ChristopherLloyd, #JeremyPiven and #StacyKeach in smaller, insegnificant roles.
Now, I have nothing against Brolin, he is an awesome actor, but I think #CliveOwen is much better for the role, and there is absolutely no reason to recast. Visually, this movie stays true to the artistic style of the first film. It's overall appearance, excellent music score, cartoonish ultra-violence, cheesy dialogs and noire aesthetic come together to create an unnecessary sequel, which, I think, if never was made, wouldn't upset no one. And yet, an understatement, felt after the first movie begged for a follow up.
Anyways, I don't understand all the negativity, 'cuz the movie is fine, but making so much buzz around it like it's actually a decent sequel by it's producers is also, I believe, a huge mistake. I think if it was released straight-to-#DVD or #BlueRay, it could have recieved more positive reception. Making it a huge event, with it failing to meet expextations, eventually burried this movie in hate and disappointment.
If you ask me, I'll say it's 7/10 good. Not as great as the original, but has a few interesting twists. Still, there is no reason for it to exist, and the fact that it does we just have to get over.
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