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post #31 of 48 Old 08-22-2014, 07:09 PM
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That review notwithstanding, it is certainly worth a viewing in Real 3D. Subtle, the movie is not. Apparently, the author of said review expects objects to jump off of the screen and that is a pretty narrow view of what 3D can do to enhance the movie. Graphically, the movie is very stylized and stunning. No doubt it more than deserved its R rating.

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Yes, this is one of my favorite 3D movies, it definitely does add something.
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Saw this last night. It was terrible. I loved the first Sin City and still do. This was just....

Don't waste your money on this. Maybe rent it. Or just watch the trailers again cuz they make this look WAY cooler and more fun than it actually was.

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Saw this last night. It was terrible. I loved the first Sin City and still do. This was just....

Don't waste your money on this. Maybe rent it. Or just watch the trailers again cuz they make this look WAY cooler and more fun than it actually was.
Ouch, sorry to hear that! I like the first one.
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...and so with this dud, my epic summer of movie failure comes to an end. There was almost nothing that I liked, and having avoided all previews I was looking forward to SC2 since I looooooved the first one (most of it anyway).

One of the biggest problems with the sequel is that it took far too long to come out. What has it been, ten years already? That probably contributed to the problem of so many characters being recast.

I think I saw at least four new faces in returning roles, each of which taking away from my attempt to enjoy the film. I think I recall how Dwight had face surgery in the original film, but it wasn't clearly addressed in this one as Josh Brolin takes over the role.

Also, the different stories didn't elevate to some other-wordly coolness like the first one (mostly) did. The anchor of SC1 was definitely The Long Goodbye, headed by Mickey Rourke's Marv character. But his presence in this one makes no sense because of how the last movie episode ended. The time he does have on the film is not as captivating because he is now a sidekick in that particular tale... it's like having the Man With No Name pop his head in for a few scenes of some other cowboy's movie in that you don't get the same powerful effect that he originally had. That entire sequence with Alba was mostly flat without much that was interesting to watch. More effort went into her pole dancing performance than that entire tale.

I liked the story of Johnny the over-confident gambler. It fits the off-center noir theme and is played well by the characters that perform it. The main plot involving the new Eva Green character wasn't too bad, but there was not enough there to save the film as a whole. With that said, SC2 was better than the 300 sequel that came out earlier this year, which was another movie sequel that burned me after my love of the first entry.

I give Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For a 5 out of 10 rating.

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It just didnt have the same feeling as the first one. The scenes with marv were good tho. The new stories didnt add much either.,
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This looks like a rental at best.
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Wow. It's perfectly understandable why this is out at least 6 years too late. Rodriguez has been busy doing amazing stuff like Spy Kids and Machete Kills, both of which, on any director's watch, should have full priority over a sequel to one of their most successful projects. Congrats..
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This looks like a rental at best.
I agree. "If that," indeed. I was so underwhelmed by the feedback the film received I had no problem skipping it in the theater. The only question that remains is whether, when the BD is released, I will make the short drive to my neighborhood Redbox and rent the BD for $1.63, or blow that off too.
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I'm so disappointed at the lukewarm reception of this movie.
One of my most antecipated titles for this year... oh well...
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I enjoyed it as much as the first. I guess no one here read the comic. It's just more of the same; which I liked. I wonder if they' re going to re edit it to be self contained stories like they did with the first.
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Yeah unfortunately the first film was much better (and a must own!)
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I thought this movie was almost as good as the first one, and a fun rental.

Some new interesting characters, and actors that sure seemed like they were all-in for the sequel. I thought Eva Green did a fantastic job with the Ava character, and Mickey Rourke sure looked like he was having fun playing Marv again. At times, the story meandered a bit, but it wasn't long before it got back on track.

On and unrelated note, if they ever decide to do a Phantasm remake or another sequel, Powers Boothe would make a decent Tall Man. Just the right combination of power and menace.

There's a neat feature on the Blu-ray that shows almost the entire movie as shot against a green-screen background. It's remarkable just how few surroundings there were, and how they created the final images.

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Saw the BD last week and all I can is it's "OK."
Not bad, not especially good either.
For some reason, it just lacked the pizazz of the 1st film.

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Saw the BD last week and all I can is it's "OK."
Not bad, not especially good either.
For some reason, it just lacked the pizazz of the 1st film.
I haven't seen it yet, and I don't know nuthing' 'bout no pizazz, but I do know what it does lack:

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Saw the BD last week and all I can is it's "OK."
Not bad, not especially good either.
For some reason, it just lacked the pizazz of the 1st film.
My daughter felt the same about Sin City 2. Although she loved its predecessor as much as we did, she thought the sequel was mediocre at best.
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My daughter felt the same about Sin City 2. Although she loved its predecessor as much as we did, she thought the sequel was mediocre at best.
Maybe Josh Brolin lacked the charisma of Willis....I don't know.


It just never felt special or particularly engrossing.

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