Sin City

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On Sunday we went to see Sin City with Stu and Tiff.

Hands down, that movie rocked.

I was always a big fan of the comics (and have all of them) but when I saw they were making a movie I could hardly wait to check it out. I wasn’t disappointed.

They combined the original Sin City story (with my favorite character, Marv) with That Yellow Bastard and The Big Fat Kill. The really cool thing was that they sort of intermingled them so you could see how the timelines overlapped (which is also in the comics, but not quite as obvious if you’re not paying attention).

I didn’t really picture Mickey Rourke as Marv, but he did a great job. I was also pleased to see Nick Stahl (who I’ve grown to love through Carnivale) as the Yellow Bastard.

The best part of the whole thing was that they stuck dead on to the comics. I mean, so dead on that you could hold the comic up to the screen and match the various shots with panels in the book. The dialog was word-for-word out of the comics. That was awesome. I hate it when they adapt a book for film and then totally deviate from the original work. This was everything I hoped it would be.

Check it out. It’s worth full price. Especially if you liked the Kill Bill series, this is right up your alley. I can’t wait until it comes out on DVD. I’m getting the super-mega-ultra version (in whatever form that takes). Too cool.

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