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Stayed up late to finish watching Sin City.

Still reeling.

Will review... if I can work up the courage...

Current Mood: exhausted exhausted

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lazypadawan From: lazypadawan Date: February 26th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know what you thought of it, aside from "fetid," but I watched it a while back and I didn't care for it at all. There was so much brutatlity in the movie, after a while it felt like *I* was getting beaten up.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 26th, 2007 06:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I think "fetid" pretty much sums up my feelings. The funny thing about the brutality is that it was so over the top that after a while, I pretty much became insensitized to it in the movie. The look-away moment I had was when the bully-turned-cop was being dunked in the toilet by Clive Owen's character. ::yuck!::
charmisjess From: charmisjess Date: February 26th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooof. What a punch of a movie! Mostly I remember feeling like I was eating a full 8 course meal in the middle of a war zone.

Interested to see what you have to say!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 26th, 2007 06:24 am (UTC) (Link)
A full 8 course meal in the middle of a war zone pretty much sums it up. :P I still can't believe that that was a comic book! Certainly not for kids, I hope.

charmisjess From: charmisjess Date: February 26th, 2007 06:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know---some comic books (I'm not sure if these would be deemed "graphic novels," or if that was only used in the anime genre) are pretty much softcore porn.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 26th, 2007 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Huh.
laariii From: laariii Date: February 26th, 2007 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I really liked that movie which suprised my brother.
my reaction,
" everyone in this town is corrput except for the theives & prostitutes!"
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 26th, 2007 06:25 am (UTC) (Link)
And the worst of them all was the cardinal. How unpredictable. :p
knight_ander From: knight_ander Date: February 27th, 2007 03:24 am (UTC) (Link)
The Cardinal's brother the Senator wasn't exactly a straight-arrow, either.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 27th, 2007 06:06 am (UTC) (Link)
It's a bit scary, isn't it, that the Senator actually planned that his crazy son might become President some day.
r0ck3tsci3ntist From: r0ck3tsci3ntist Date: February 26th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Can't wait for your review. I can't watch graphic violence myself - I'd rather read about it.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 26th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't hold you breath... I don't think I'm revisiting Sin City anytime soon. Fetid, I tell you!
knight_ander From: knight_ander Date: February 27th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Sin City is quite a blow to the senses, isn't it?

I'm pretty much at the other end of the spectrum regarding this film. I thought it was a visual masterpiece, a true work of art. A breath-taking mix between film-noir and horror. There are few angels in Sin City; even the "Hero Cops" are bad and the few good men are just out there trying to save what little soul they have left to honor the angels that hold their hearts.

Sin City is a "Guy Flick" and I hate to say it, but you were probably not the target audience. I see your point on a lot of things and I didn't exactly find every moment appealing. But it was amazing escapist-fun, and that's what I took it as. Sin City probably wouldn't rate in my Top 20 Favorite Films, but it just might make the Top 25.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 27th, 2007 06:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Sin City is quite a blow to the senses, isn't it?

Definitely. not necessarily in a bad way, mind (or I would never have watched it to the end) but it's not something I'll probably watch again.

I can actually make a case about it not being a Guy Flick. After all, there are a lot of strong romances like Nancy/Bruce Willis' character and Gail/Dwight and even the damsel in distress theme (running for all 3 stories) which pretty much fits into chick flicks as well as guy flicks. :p

I agree that it is pure escapism. That doesn't it stop it from being brutal, any more than Kill Bill was both brutal and fun. :)
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