Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Sin City was a real revelation to me when I first checked it out. I was already a big Frank Miller fan, but never had I seen his style presented in such a focused, stripped down manner. His knowledge of light and shadow and sparse but powerful use of color made these gritty noir tales instantly iconic. I was very pleased when Robert Rodriguez chose to work so closely with Miller for the film adaptation, and the result was the most faithful comic book film yet. For the first time, I really felt like I was watching comic panels come to life. Mickey Rourke as Marv especially seemed as though he stepped right off of the pages. I'm not sure what the status of a sequel is these days, but I would love to see another entry into this film series.