‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ is the long awaited sequel to 2005’s ‘Sin City’. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and starring Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Bruce Willis and many more.

I must say right off the bat that I really enjoyed the original ‘Sin City’. It was quite head of its time with the use of green screens and making each frame of the film seem like a page out of the graphic novel. It certainly wasn’t something anyone had seen before. This film visually picks up right where the last one left off and it’s just as stunning. Much like the first film, the narration and Film Noir feel worked on many levels and the performances were very good. Some noticeable replacements from the first film include Josh Brolin who plays Dwight. That role was originally played by Clive Owen, however in the graphic novel, Dwight has reconstructive surgery to change his appearance, going from Brolin to Owen. Also, the role of Miho, which was originally played by Devon Aoki is now played by Jamie Chung. The last noticeable replacement was Manute, the Chauffeur and bodyguard of Eva Lord who was played by Michael Clarke Duncan who passed away in 2012. He was replaced by Dennis Haysbert, best known as the Allstate Guy.

While ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ was visually stunning, I kind of felt like it was nine years too late. While I did enjoy the film, why now? Why not back in 2007 or 2008 when it was suppose to come out. I personally don’t think it will do well at the box office this weekend and just wish I had seen this film a few years after the original came out. I was also the only person in the theater on a Saturday afternoon.

Back to the film though, it was good but not as good as the original. The show stealer was Joseph Gordon-Levitt. His was my favourite storyline and his was also my favourite performance by far. As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of ‘Looper’. It’s in my top 5 films of all time so I always loving seeing JGL’s films, even if I don’t like them.

The biggest negative for me was the quick, almost side story of Mort and Bob, played by Christopher Meloni and Jeremy Piven respectively. That small part seemed a little shoed in and didn’t really fit. If they weren’t in the movie at all, nothing would’ve been missed. Not that I don’t like either actor but their scenes just felt out of place.

Another positive was Jessica Alba’s performance, which did a complete 180, going from one note in the original to quite dark and layered in this one. Overall, I give ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ an 8/10.

Enjoy and see this one in 3D!