Guys, don't make a movie with Mickey Rourke and then have a character named Rourk, okay? It's quite distracting.<br><br>That said, it was a semi-decent flick. Mickey Rourke was definitely the standout performer. It's a shame such a grown-up movie is populated by teeniebopper stars like Josh Hartnett (ugh), Elijah Wood, Jessica Alba and Nick Stahl. By grown-up, I mean the characters are hardened criminals/detectives... the kind that call women "dames" and such. These smooth-faced youngsters are a bit out of place in such a gritty universe. The grown-up male characters are fantastic, but aren't balanced by the female characters. They're teenagers, they're prissy—not dishy, smart-talking, streetwise dames like they should be. I don't care if the graphic novels were like that...if they were, then they suck, too. Oh, and Rosario Dawson would be hot...if this were 1982 and we were shooting a Tina Turner video. They got her dolled up like the sudsy Zuul chick at the end of Ghostbusters.<br><br>The story, what there is of it, just meanders all over the place. Things happen—and characters are motived—for no reason. When this comes out on DVD, hit the shuffle button to mix up the chapters and it will be just as enjoyable. Am I supposed to care about any of these people? Obviously not. So why am I watching?<br><br>I guess the reason this movie was made was the visual style. Go in and you can walk out after 15 minutes...you'll have seen all they have to offer. It's like a black light is picking up all the important objects. Bandages, eyes, scars and blood are glow-in-the-dark white. Color is placed in some key areas... sort of like the opening credits of Cheers (ha!). And sure there's violence and gore, but it's usually just fluorescent white goo...and laughable. Well, that's one thing this movie pioneered...creating fluorescent white blood. And yellow, Gollum-like enemies. Bwah ha! What a joke.<br><br>Some are saying this movie is a hard R. No, it's not. It's just an R. If it were in color, and the violence wasn't so goofy and laugh-out-loud juvenile, it would be. GoodFellas, Casino... those are hard Rs. This is Dick Tracy 2K5.<br><br>If you're into empty-headed violence and a style that tests your endurance for monotony, this is the flick for you. If you want some steak with that sizzle, look elsewhere. I was fidgety in my seat during the last half hour. It'll be a long while before I see this one again.<br><br>Look for a quick Wilhelm scream and the chubby, midgety dude that helped Bud bury the Bride in Kill Bill 2. It's also a welcome sight to see Rutger Hauer is still working these days. <br><br>2 stars out of 4. (That's a weak 2.)<br><br><br><br>
Speaking as a comic book guy... worst review ever. But seriously, Sam has some good points. <br><br>The movie is very VERY faithful to the Sin City look and feel. Amost too faithful. This isn't a good thing because, like Sam said, you didn't care about any characters. Perhaps you care about the Bruce Willis character the most. <br><br>If you're a fan of Frank Miller and/or his Sin City works, definitely check this movie out. You'll like it. It made me drag out my Sin City books and flip through the pages. I'm looking forward to reading them again. I go 3 out of 4.<br><br>
Xplain's use of MacNews, AppleCentral and AppleExpo are not affiliated with Apple, Inc. MacTech is a registered trademark of Xplain Corporation. AppleCentral, MacNews, Xplain, "The journal of Apple technology", Apple Expo, Explain It, MacDev, MacDev-1, THINK Reference, NetProfessional, MacTech Central, MacTech Domains, MacForge, and the MacTutorMan are trademarks or service marks of Xplain Corp. Sprocket is a registered trademark of eSprocket Corp. Other trademarks and copyrights appearing in this printing or software remain the property of their respective holders.
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.