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Movie Reviews: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For + 2 others

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, Ray Liotta and others star in this highly stylised sequel that no-one cared about. People have bitter tales to tale. There is no moral good or emotional ballast. This city is full of social problems, weariness, mutual paranoia, people nursing grudges, great despair, deliberate provocations and people being cold and self-regarding.

Alba plays a stripper who never strips, people make grave mistakes and violence is a regrettable necessity. This is all noir and exquisitely pathetic types with defining sadness. People have stone faced deliberation and Bruce Willis continues to fade slowly and inexorably from greatness. People end up on the moral scrapheap. This was okay if not utterly compelling. People have girl problems and forlornness and everything sours into disillusionment.

Lady Gaga shows up. There is dangerous meddling and a bad guy has pompous conceit and predatory instincts for self-aggrandisement. The stripper goes delusional and there is moral turpitude. There is violence and a downer ending and minimum honesty and determined hatred.

Best Lines:
“You can’t drive 2 blocks in Sin City without coming across a saloon. The bad kind.”

“I got no reason at all to be nice to you.”

“Selfish slut.”

“Your present company is low.”

“Unpleasant business.”

“Freeze pervert.”

“A ratty dive full of horny drunks.”

“She was a whore. Not a very good one.”

“Make him good and dangerous.”

Sin City (2005)

Best Line:
“It’s a place where very bad things have been going on for a long time. Generations.”

The Cable Guy (1996)
Ha! This is an okay tale of urban bleakness and the resulting wreckage.
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