1st. April Fool's Day. Bah!
April 1st has always been my least favorite day
of the year. Heck, I prefer April 15th over
I don't mind paying taxes, but I sure hate April
Everyone wants to be a comedian. You're pants are
unzipped. Har-dee-har. You dropped a dollar. Hooo-boy! Even
some web sites get in on the fun by posting April
Fool's "news" items. Ain't that a hoot?
Well, this April 1st is different. Why, you ask?
[And I thank you for asking.]
Because Sin City opened today. I was able to catch
the first showing and it lived up to all of my expectations
[which were high].
Many comic fans love to debate. They'll argue about
who's the best artist or best writer; they'll
argue about storylines. They'll even argue about
who would win in a fight or race between characters. And
quite often they'll argue about which comic became
the best movie. Well friends, the days of THAT debate
You see, Sin City is without a doubt the best translation
of a comic story into a movie ever made. You
may argue that you like a different "comic"
movie better, but NO movie made from a comic
has even been truer to the source material.
If you're a fan of Frank Miller's Sin City comics,
then I'm preaching to the choir. If you don't like the Sin
City yarns, then avoid the movie. And if you've
never read the comics, then do a bit of research
[there's nudity and stylized violence] before
you make your decision. Keep in mind that the violence
is more intense on the big screen than it appears on the
As for me, I absolutely loved Sin City.
Mickey Rourke is amazing [PERFECT!] as Marv.
But then again, Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba,
Benicio Del Toro, Michael Clarke Duncan, Brittany
Murphy, Devon Aokia, Alexis Bledel,
and Elijah Wood are also perfectly cast.
Bruce Willis, although a bit young [Clint Eastwood
would have been perfect ten years ago], and Clive Owen
are absolutely right for their roles as well.
It was also great seeing Rutger Hauer, Powers
Boothe, and Frank Miller in smal but important
roles. I also have to give a special nod to Nicky
Katt for his very brief but memorable part.
I posted earlier
how much I love the Sin
City soundtrack, but it's so good that it's worth
repeating... so let me:I loved the Sin
I can't wait to see Sin City again on the big screen...
and you just know that I'll be counting down the days to
And believe me, I'm not fooling.