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Zackmeister
April 1, 2005, 10:43 PM
I enjoyed it a lot. Cinematography was neat and lots of action. It is VERY violent and lots of scantily clad women, so no children!

But what stood out the most was widespread use of 1911's. I saw several satin finished Springfield milspecs and an officer's model of some type. I think I read an article that they recently figured out how to blank up .45s so maybe 1911's will be a more common occurence.

I think I also spotted Ruger Single actions, a Beretta 92, Walther P22, and a lot of others. The film seemed to make a point about letting you getting a look at the guns and what they are unlike other movies where you get glimpses of a black gun of some type. Maybe Rodriguez is a gunny?

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Mumbles_45
April 1, 2005, 11:23 PM
I was thinking about going to see sin city one of these days, but you just conviced me to hurry up.

a couble months ago there was an article in guns and ammo's "Book of the 1911" about blanking up 1911s. I have it somewhere, I wish I remember what it said.

ZeroX
April 1, 2005, 11:29 PM
I'm gonna see it Sunday. I can't wait.

SigLaw
April 2, 2005, 04:39 AM
That was the worst movie I EVER saw. The wife and I walked out. Exceedingly violent and a terrible story. I agree there were some great 1911 close-ups. One man's opinion.

peacefuljeffrey
April 2, 2005, 04:47 AM
The first preview I saw for it made me want to see it, but I just saw a clip on some late-night show last night and there was a scene with a guy and some tough, gang-like woman, and the acting seemed horrible, at least in that scene. :uhoh: I hope it's better than that, because I guess I still plan to see it.

-Jeffrey

c_yeager
April 2, 2005, 05:16 AM
Overacting and violence? Gosh, it almost sounds like a comicbook movie :neener: I'm seeing it tomorrow.

wasrjoe
April 2, 2005, 05:22 AM
Movie was incredible. I commented to my friend about how many 1911s there were, and how cool it was to have a SAA clone of some sort in there. Wide range of weapons. Very engrossing movie.

WhoKnowsWho
April 2, 2005, 07:50 AM
Seems like the main complaint of negative reviews I have seen are "too violent" and "no story"

The story is kind of like Pupl Fiction, bits of all these people in the city, it gives a nice wide view to all that happens there I think.

Violent? Yeah, it is, but any other way and it wouldn't be true to the comics.

It's SIN city, it can't be just a few murders here and there!

Overall, very well done.

Soap
April 2, 2005, 09:22 AM
Don't forget about Goldie's Taurus snub. Definitely one of the most innovative and artistic films I've ever seen.

Most of the people that don't get the story do not know that it is based on three loosely related graphic novels by Frank Miller. Besides, like I said on APS, if you judge a movie mostly on plot, you are probably not noticing all of the other elements that make it an awesome film. For example, Way of the Gun doesn't have a great plot but it is still an awesome example of a modern Western.

bobs1066
April 2, 2005, 09:50 AM
I saw it last night. IMHO, Sin City is a breakthrough film like "The Wild Bunch" and "The Matrix" were for their times. Graphic & lyrical. I'd read Frank Miller's Batman stuff, but not Sin City. I think I need to go find that & add it to the library.

Zackmeister
April 2, 2005, 10:51 AM
Yeah, if y'all aren't into comic book style storytelling you may not like it. I just kept in mind that the format and the over the topness went hand in hand with the comic book roots and I enjoyed it. My .02 cents. :)

TechBrute
April 2, 2005, 10:55 AM
That's the magic of Blockbuster Online (or Netflix). I have movies sent to my house and no matter how bad or how good the movie, it's still only 14.99 a month. It works great if you can get over the hype about having to see a movie the minute it comes out. When it is released to DVD, it's still the same movie, often better, since the DVD might have different versions or extra footage.

If you have kids, by the time you get a babysitter, dinner, 2 tickets, 2 drinks, a popcorn, gas, etc., you've dropped a quick $100. Do that twice a month and you have a car payment or the payment for a heck of a nice home theater system.

Soap
April 2, 2005, 12:29 PM
TechBrute- I have the ultimate movie combo- Blockbuster Movie Pass ($20/mo) and then my best friend and his girlfriend manage the theatre here ($0/movie) :D

Tom Servo
April 2, 2005, 12:50 PM
That was the worst movie I EVER saw. The wife and I walked out. Exceedingly violent and a terrible story. I agree there were some great 1911 close-ups. One man's opinion.
It's a valid one. I've read alot of Frank Miller's work, and it's unremittingly dark and cynical. He doesn't like "heroes," and he likes the notion of shaking things up.

His best known work is his reinvention of Batman in the Dark Knight Returns, in which he turns Batman into an obsessed and bitter old man out for revenge on a world that he no longer understands. It's actually a brilliant and very influental work, but like his other stuff, it's really hard to take at first. When it came out in the '80s, it divided the industry like nothing else.

That said, I haven't seen Sin City yet, but from what I've heard, it's faithful to the original work, so I don't expect it to be very cheery, to say the least, but it should have some artistic merit.

Then again, I couldn't sit through the Passion myself...

Deavis
April 2, 2005, 12:50 PM
TechBrute- I have the ultimate movie combo- Blockbuster Movie Pass ($20/mo) and then my best friend and his girlfriend manage the theatre here ($0/movie)

You have the setup! I stopped going to the theater because it costs almost $20 for two people to see a movie and get a single drink. I told my girlfriend that I would rather take the $20 and buy one or two movies at Best Buy than go to the theater. She agreed and the collection is growing.

I am, however, going to see Sin City because I like Robert Rodriguez. There are some extras on his El Mariachi "series" DVDs where he goes through a ton of stuff on home movie making and how the films were shot. To simulate full-auto, in one they simply played the frame over and over since they couldn't get the gun to cycle on blanks. His commentary is really good as well.

nico
April 2, 2005, 01:01 PM
I liked the movie a lot and thought the SA placement was pretty interresting. Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke (sp?), and Clive Owen all had SA 1911s (they looked like this one (http://www.springfield-armory.com/images/pistols/PB9114LLarge.jpg) to me) and the Senator had a Micro Compact when he went to visit Willis. In one shot they even made a point to show the SA rollmark (even my girlfriend noticed). I wonder if there was some sort of deal for the placement

enfield303
April 2, 2005, 02:19 PM
Saw it at the late show last night. My butt went to sleep(just thought I'd throw that piece of random trivia in there). I REALLY enjoyed that movie, 1911s GALORE!!! :) :) :)

BondageJaguar
April 2, 2005, 02:32 PM
I saw it last night, it was an EXCELLENT movie. If you liked Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, etc. etc. you'll love this movie. The girl I went with didn't like it because she said the story sucked, which I personally didn't understand, because I felt it had a very engrossing comic book style story (I guess she was expecting typical hollywood?). In any case, it's worth the ticket in my honest opinion.

jason10mm
April 2, 2005, 03:06 PM
It looked like Marv (Mickey Rourke) had a Colt, at least it had the 1911-A1 rollmark on the side (he called it "Gladys"!) I haven't seen an Uzi in film in FOREVER, so it was nice to see Gail using one.

I've read all the Sin City books (they are OOP at the moment, but are supposed to be re-released) and while they are very similar in theme, each one is pretty damn good. The visual look to the film is just like the comics. For those who carew, the movie covers three core Sin city books; "Sin City" (now renamed "the Hard Goodbye" with Marv and Goldie), "The Big Fat Kill" (with Dwight and Gail), and "That Yellow Bastard" (with Hartigan and Nancy). It looked like it touched a bit on some of the short stories in "Booze, Broads, and Bullets" (WQhere the girl in the red dress and the blue eyed hooker came from, IIRC).

I loved the movie, about the only dissappointment was some unenergetic acting by a couple of cameo actors (Michael Madsen primarily) and Jessica Alba not beoing true to the wild Nancy stripper routines :P

LiquidTension
April 2, 2005, 04:14 PM
I'm just going to see it for Jessica Alba.

mesmer.eyes
April 2, 2005, 04:25 PM
Did anyone else feel the story didn't quite make it full circle? I think a sequal is due or at least to be expected. The big ugly guy still has to fit in with the main story, he was sitting at the bar when the girl was dancing. Bruce Willus walked right by him. I thought that was where they would tie him in but no.
And what about "Goldey?" I thought maybe the little girl was going to turn out to be her but no. It all has to tie together, and the written series is much larger a story than this first cinema look. Another Quintin classic that leaves you wanting more!

Gewehr98
April 2, 2005, 08:58 PM
They told me that if I liked Heavy Metal then I'd like Sin City.

They also said a bunch of people just plain walked out during the movie.

My plan is to simply wait to rent the DVD. And I still like Heavy Metal.

Hugo
April 2, 2005, 09:19 PM
Sin City was good but very, very violent. Definitely not for kids under 15 or so, also not a good date movie. More of a guys night out movie. Anyone think Springfield Armory might have paid a bit of $ for all the product shots in the movie? That or they got in just because they gave Robert Rodriguez a bunch of 1911's for free. Maybe both? :) Either way I dont blame them, I would if I was in that business.

What were the pistols on the seat of the lamborghini when Hartigan remarks the guys who came for him brought a lot of firepower. I think I saw a long slide (looked like a 6 inch barrel or longer!) automatic with long fins (for air cooling?) on top of the slide. What the heck kind of pistol has those? I think it was one of the pistols he shoots the two crooked cops coming up behind him when he's facedown in the snow, then he flips over to shoot them both in the head.

Agrippa
April 2, 2005, 10:22 PM
That "finned" gun looked like Robocops' modded Baretta.

Vodka7
April 2, 2005, 10:34 PM
Did anyone else feel the story didn't quite make it full circle? I think a sequal is due or at least to be expected. The big ugly guy still has to fit in with the main story, he was sitting at the bar when the girl was dancing. Bruce Willus walked right by him. I thought that was where they would tie him in but no.

Like a lot of people have said, the movie's like Pulp Fiction in that it's a non-linear collection of stories. The only way you can place a story in terms of a timeline is by which characters are alive and if Dwight has his old face or his new face. There are glancing connections in the movie--the bar scene you're talking about, the earlier bar scene where Dwight says Marv was born in the wrong century (notice the waitress serving him is Shellie, who later becomes his girlfriend.) In the comics there's a little more connection (in A Dame To Kill For, Marv and Dwight work together against Manute, the Michael Clarke Duncan character), but not much.

There are also some scenes that got cut that would have connected the characters a bit more--Lucille, Marv's parole officer, also helps Hartigan get his parole in That Yellow Bastard. In the comics, the Michael Madsen character (Bob) doesn't pick up Hartigan from jail, instead Mort does--Bob's new partner.

That said, none of the main characters really interact with each other in the comics, which is why the stories aren't linked that well. When you see Marv in the saloon, he's just there because he's a guy who hangs out in the saloon--it's not like a regular hollywood movie where if you see a character you recognize you can bet he's going to say or do something relevant to what's going on in the scene. Think of him like an extra in that scene.

trickyasafox
April 2, 2005, 10:39 PM
i cant wait to see it you guys sold me on it

c_yeager
April 3, 2005, 01:59 AM
The original stories didnt really tie together either. The only thing they really have in common is that they all take place in the same location. I'm GLAD that the director didnt force them together to "mainstream" the film.

Ben97XJ
April 3, 2005, 03:24 AM
I just got back from seeing the movie. It was awesome. The story kinda stalled at some points but the gratuitous close ups of the milspec 1911 saying Springfield Armory were great! I will definately have to rent it when it comes out to watch it more closely!

faustulus
April 3, 2005, 03:24 AM
loved the movie, but couldn't help think it was an ad for Springfield.

Ironworker
April 3, 2005, 04:48 AM
"...couldn't help think it was an ad for Springfield."

Is this a bad thing?

Even if it is...Gosh, then mebbe Ruger, S&W, Taurus etc., will feel the need to respond in kind. Movies and some specialist print magazines are the only venue outside the internet that gun manufacturers can do and positive advertising anymore, and I think that Springfield Armory got good placement of it's product. Afterall, only the "heroes" use--identifiably, at least--SA 1911's. The bad guys use more-or-less annonymous sub guns, and even "sweet little Nancy's" SHTF revolver (a ruger blackhawk?) goes unremarked, but not Mikey Roark's characters' named handgun, "Gladys".

peacefuljeffrey
April 3, 2005, 06:43 AM
I'm getting the sense that this is a movie directed at a very minute audience -- those who are familiar with and like the graphic novels of the same name.

Anyone else, it's starting to seem, might be left out almost entirely, or at least, left watching a movie that makes no sense to them, does not appeal to them, and does not even have the typical elements of the normal movies they go to see.

Does that seem like a very bright marketing strategy?

I may or may not see it. A friend loaned me one of the graphic novels. Now that I have been informed that there are three, I don't even know which one he gave me, but I hope it's number one.

-Jeffrey

peacefuljeffrey
April 3, 2005, 06:45 AM
I just got back from seeing the movie. It was awesome. The story kinda stalled at some points but the gratuitous close ups of the milspec 1911 saying Springfield Armory were great! I will definately have to rent it when it comes out to watch it more closely!

Ben, why don't you just buy a milspec 1911 saying Springfield Armory and be done with it? :p LOL!

We know you wanna!

-Jeffrey

c_yeager
April 3, 2005, 07:06 AM
Does that seem like a very bright marketing strategy?

There is enough room for all kinds of movies. Making movies based on marketing strategy is how we wind up with movies like "Bad Boys 2" and "Speed 2". Traditional Hollywood movies have been heading downhill for a long time (and I hadnt thought that they could get any worse 5 years ago) it's nice to see someone doing something different. Even if you don't like it, perhaps it will encourage others to try some new things that you WILL like.

TheOtherOne
April 3, 2005, 07:30 AM
8.7/10 on imbd.com so I have to see it. It's rare for me not to like a movie on imbd that is rated over 8.

Boss Spearman
April 3, 2005, 09:29 AM
I wanted to see it yesterday, but my better half was sick. I'm hoping to see it today.

Lobotomy Boy
April 3, 2005, 09:52 AM
This was one of the best films I've seen in ages, but agree that if you didn't like "Pulp Fiction" you should stick with "The Incredibles" or wait for the next "Sponge Bob Square Pants" film to come out. I also agree that Michael Madsen's performance was pretty dismal. Quentin Tarantino is credited as "Special Guest Director." Too bad he couldn't have coaxed a better performance out of the man. One nice touch is that none of the guns held more rounds than it should have. If the character was shooting a 1911, it had 8 or so rounds. The Blackhawk held six, like Sam Colt intended.

Notice a pattern between the guns shown in the film and the cars? Everything was old school. The cars were generally 1940s or 1950s American iron--Cadillacs, 57 Chevy Bel Aire, 40s sedans. Even the one import I remember--the Ferarri--was over a decade old. Likewise the guns were generally American iron with old-school designs, mostly single-action autoloaders and one notable revolver. The foreign guns that did show up also used dated technology, like the Uzi.

Rodrigez does seem to know his guns. After the film I watched "Once Upon a Time in Mexico," and that was also a gun-nuts wet dream.

TheDutchman
April 3, 2005, 11:53 AM
Sin City was filmed here in Austin,TX at the old Robert Mueller Airport. My Gunsmith is a also a FX guy who worked on Sin City.

Bane
April 3, 2005, 12:11 PM
Saw it yesterday and loved it! The best firearms choices I have seen in a movie in a long time. I will definitley buy it on dvd! (Note: The wife didn't like it very much. Something about: Violence, Blood, Hookers, etc. Might not be the best date movie. Definitily not for kids either. Just a heads up.)

MICHAEL T
April 3, 2005, 02:10 PM
Didn't know anything about the books. Hell didn't even know their were books. Saw the movie yesterday and loved it. If you walked out of this movie better stay with Bambi and Snow White their easy to understand. :neener: Great movie lots of violence ,lots of boobs and lots of 45's Leave your wife at home and enjoy a night out with the boys. This is Mike Hammer with balls.

Zackmeister
April 3, 2005, 02:44 PM
Sin City was filmed here in Austin,TX at the old Robert Mueller Airport. My Gunsmith is a also a FX guy who worked on Sin City.

How the heck did I miss that? Now I like it even better. :)

nico
April 3, 2005, 03:05 PM
There is enough room for all kinds of movies. Making movies based on marketing strategy is how we wind up with movies like "Bad Boys 2" and "Speed 2".
I agree (although I liked Bad Boys 2 :o ). It seems like there are too many movies that are filmed with a marketing strategy in mind, trying to get as many people to go see the movie as possible. I can't blame movie companies for doing this, as one of the main goals of any business is to make as much money as possible. But the end product often seems to be a mediocre movie that gets butts in the seats and isn't particularly bad but doesn't really make anybody say "wow that was a great movie." A lot of peoples' favorite movies are ones that a lot of people didn't like.
That being said, I had never heard of the comics before I saw the previews for this movie, I didn't like Kill Bill (although Kill Bill 2 wasn't bad), and I liked Sin City a lot (same goes for my girlfriend). I'd take a well executed, so-so plot over a poorly executed great plot. The former is usually pretty entertaining and the latter is always disappointing for me.

W Turner
April 3, 2005, 03:52 PM
My wife and I went to see it yesterday, I loved it. She was not quite as enthusiastic, but didn't seem surprised when I said that I was going to buy it when it came out on DVD. There were a few times I had to remind myself that I was watching a live action movie and not a animated feature, but this is a good thing to me.
I got lost a little at first because I didn't know that it was setup like Pulp Ficiton, but once I figured that out I got really into it. I liked the second story the best (Marv and Goldie), and had a hard time getting into the one with Clive Owen. I do kinda wish they had done more with the Josh Hartnett character/storyline. The occasional splashes of color (mostly blood) really caught my eye. So did Marv's probation officer....lol

Great flick if you like Pulp Fiction and similar movies.

W

Destructo6
April 3, 2005, 05:25 PM
I'm getting the sense that this is a movie directed at a very minute audience -- those who are familiar with and like the graphic novels of the same name.
I saw it last night. I've never seen the graphic novels, but I loved the film.

It was dark, violent, sexual, and often funny. Best film experience I've had in a while.

ZeroX
April 3, 2005, 11:03 PM
LOVED IT!

Entertaining, funny, buncha great guns, and more.

DVD NOW!

sturmruger
April 3, 2005, 11:24 PM
I want to see it for two reasons. One is all the cool guns and two is all the hot chicks!!!

ZeroX
April 3, 2005, 11:30 PM
I want to see it for two reasons. One is all the cool guns and two is all the hot chicks!!!

You definitely won't be disappointed. :D

Owen
April 3, 2005, 11:34 PM
Saw it, loved it.

I thought the chronological symmetry was pretty cool. It started with the Harnett story and ended with the Harnett story. The next set of brackets in was the the Willis story, then the Rourke story, and the Clive Owen story was told straight through in the middle.

I loved Elijah Woods glasses.

Who was the actress that played the blue-eyed hooker?

Chupacabra
April 3, 2005, 11:36 PM
Saw it earlier today. Absolutely amazing. Every once in a while, a movie comes out that turns the entire movie-making formula on it's head. This movie chewed up that formula and spit out something entirely new and exciting. Incredible. Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller hit this one out of the park.

And I just had to grin whenever a Springfield 1911 came up on the screen. :D

ZeroX
April 3, 2005, 11:42 PM
Who was the actress that played the blue-eyed hooker?

Alexis Bledel, best known as Rory on The WB's Gilmore Girls (though she never looks half as good there as she did in Sin City).

George Hill
April 4, 2005, 12:52 AM
Sin City: I just got back from seeing this flick. On one hand, it could very well be the most violent movie I've ever seen. On the other, it is one of the most incredible movies I've ever seen. The direction was great. Thanks to Pulp Fiction style disjointed editings with the help of QT, it never got boring and the pace never slowed down but to catch its breath. Lots of skin, but more of an artistic way and not pornographic. The lighting and the color effects were brilliant. The cast was fantastic. The hole thing was awesome but you have to have the stomach for it, kinda like a week in Vegas with only a 20 in your pocket. I'm buying the DVD. The Special Edition on this one will be epic. The girls in the movie. Stunning. Every one of them. Alba's dancing. Dayum. Springfields were in good effect here. Lots of Government Models, and one Micro Compact. Uzis and other assorted nasty SMGs were there... but the surprise star of the handguns came from a couple Ruger Blackhawk revolvers. They were either on Alba's perfectly sculpted hips or in Bruce's paws shooting. Some cool cars too. You think you have the era pegged in where this film is trying to come from and they roll out a car that turns your idea on the edge. This flick is like a lot of Private Eye Noir films and some Spaghetti Westerns all rolled up into one. I'm not so sure if there is any moral or morality to this flick... but if there is any message to it, it is a pretty blunt statement about how Frank Miller feels about guys who hurt women and kids, and corrupt politicians... and that the good guys should do everything they can to crush them. This I can agree with. If you go see it, don't take a date... don't take any kids. This flick is for the grownups who eat at the big table. Robert Rodriguez did a masterful job shooting, directing and cutting this one. In the opening credits he has his name under “Shot and Cut By”. Appropriate. Rodriguez remains locked into my top 3 favorite directors. I don't think anyone but Micheal Mann could have done this movie anywhere nearly as well. Mann and Rodriquez are pretty much tied for first place with Kurt Wimmer a very very close 3rd place. My only question is why didn't they put some makeup on Mickey Rourke?

dghboy315
April 4, 2005, 01:14 AM
i couldn't wait to see it. i love frank miller. i love ambiguous heros. i love stylized movies. loved pulp fiction, kill bill, am. psycho, fight clup, way of the gun, natural born killers, saving private ryan, we were soldiers, etc...

i did NOT like sin city.

beautifully shot movie. visually stunning. extremely well put together movie. dialog was excellent.

plus, lots of hot girls and guns. carla gugino was increadible! 1911 A1! great fight scenes.

BUT, this movie had no heart. frank miller writes dark heros, but there is usu. some kind of moral grounding. this movie is just about pain. i dont' like watching that.

in addition, there was no humor. in movies w/ that much violence, they need to add a little smart humor (think kill bill, pulp fiction, and the other above mentioned movies). this movie did not make you think. there was no ambigunity in the characters. the bad guys were bad and the good guys were good, but just mean. heros never really struggled w/ their identities, they always knew what they were (think marve).

i really wished it was better.

nico
April 4, 2005, 01:39 AM
::shrug:: I thought the "take away both of his weapons" and "you forgot to flush" parts were funny, and most of the people in the theater laughed.

ZeroX
April 4, 2005, 01:48 AM
And when the guy gets hit with the arrow and doesn't seem to mind too much. :D

spacemanspiff
April 4, 2005, 12:45 PM
two words is all it took to make me want to see sin city: jessica alba

gggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

BryanP
April 4, 2005, 01:06 PM
I haven't seen the movie yet but if you haven't read the comics do yourself a favor and pick up the graphic novels. From what I've read the movie is a combination of three of the graphic novels. "Sin City", "The Big Fat Kill" and "That Yellow Bastard." The rest of them are worth reading as well.

According to one review I read, Robert Rodriguez used Frank Miller's comics as storyboards, not just source material. The comparison images on this web page would seem to bear this out:

http://www.filmrot.com/images/sincity-comparisons/sincity.html

Ginger
April 4, 2005, 01:18 PM
I really like "Sin City" because it was the first film I've seen that remained very true to the visual "feel" of graphic novels. It has the over-the-top violence and anti-hero charactization of graphic novels, too.

This movie is for fans of comics and graphic novels and to a lesser extent, fans of noir. There are plenty of guns, cars, and babes. If you liked "Pulp Fiction", you will probably like "Sin City" although they are stylistically different in many ways. See it for the visuals and the quirky performances of Wood and Rourke.

There are no real "good guys" in this film and the resolutions are not uplifting. There is no redeeming message here really. This not for folks looking for a pleasent couple of hours and it's certainly not for the under 18 crowd.

cls12vg30
April 4, 2005, 02:52 PM
Hmm, maybe I'll have to go see this one this weekend, it's either that or "Sahara" (big Clive Cussler fan, while watching the previews for the movie, I picked out more elements from the book than I've ever seen crammed into a film adaptation. Very curious to see it.)

It'll probably depend on whether I have a date. Like many others have said, I wouln't take a date to Sin City.

I had a feeling when "Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow" came out that we were going to see more of these comic-bookish films shot totally against blue- or green-screen (where nearly everything but the actors is CGI). With that kind of technology, there's so many different ways you can make a movie "look", Sky Captain went for a fuzzy 1930's pulp comic look, halos around faces and everything. Sin City obviously went a very different way, with a gritty dark Film Noir look.

Many people didn't like Sky Captain because they went in wanting a modern-style adventure movie, and groaned at things like 10-story flying robots, P40's that change into submarines, and rockets that will "incinerate the earth" during blastoff with no explanaton as to how or why. Difficult things to accept, I know. I was able to enjoy Sky Captain because I went into it expecting to see a 1930's comic book on film, and that's exactly what I got.

Anybody else think they need to put all this new CGI to really good use and remake Battle of Britain and Midway? (Without adding a bunch of extra side crap like they did with Pearl Harbor)

I look forward to the day when CGI and virtual reality get to the point where you can put on a helmet, fire up a computer, and stand on Seminary Ridge at Gettysburg and watch Pickett's Charge, or ride a Dauntless down to dive-bomb the Akagi at Midway.

nomadboi
April 4, 2005, 05:44 PM
Anybody know how I could get a copy of that article on converting a 1911 to fire blanks without jamming?

Thanks,
Kevin

cool45auto
April 4, 2005, 09:48 PM
"That's a nice coat." :D

Freakin' awesome. Can't wait for the DVD.

another48hrs
April 5, 2005, 01:27 AM
I saw this movie over the weekend and thought it was great. My friend lent me the Big Fat Kill a while back and it is almost word for word and frame for frame of the comic. I loved how that most of the 1911s had to be cocked before they could be fired and how Chuck Taylors also got a couple of inserts. The violence is so surreal its funny! (Possible Spoiler) My favorite scene involves Marv driving a car, and a guy he needs information from pulled along for the ride. :D

jason10mm
April 5, 2005, 10:51 AM
"Sky Captain" was visually nice, but it just didn't have the heart to keep up. The acting was VERY spotty, probably due to all the green screening (it certainly took all of Gwyneth Paltrows ability away) and having a novice director.

The big plus to green screening an enitre movie is the ability to keep the shooting schedule VERY tight. You don't have to worry about rain, sunlight, working nights, planes overhead, unwanted wind, prop failures, or remote locations. This lets you focus on the scene and allows actors to come in for a few days, then go home. This is probably how RR got so many names into Sin City (and how he got johnny Depp into OUATIM, Depp was done in 2 weeks). Actors are much more available for a week than for several months on a regular movie.

The downside is that you lose all the acting enhancements a good set/extras can provide. Look at the mostly CGI Star Wars vs the set and prop heavy LOTR series, I feel that the latter had a LOT more heart from the actors because they had better handles on their characters due to the immersion in the set. The skill of the director is also a factor, of course.

As for the 1911s, the comic had all those weapons, so RR didn't insert anything that wasn't already there. The brand name may have been a product placement, or it was just what the prop master had on hand.

I can't believe Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, and especially Jessica Alba were hanging out only an hour away and I couldn't "feel" it! I know they had to hit 6th street at some point! Hopefully most of the Old Town prostitutes are Austin strippers so at least I can go see them :P

peacefuljeffrey
April 6, 2005, 03:20 AM
A friend from work loaned me a copy of the graphic novel of Sin City. I read it last night, and enjoyed it enough that now I do want to see the movie. I can't wait to see what they do with live action to recreate some of the stuff in the comic! :what:

-Jeffrey

imyerboogeyman
April 6, 2005, 11:16 AM
Marv & Gladys RULE!!!!!!!!! :evil:

lyricsdad
April 6, 2005, 11:41 AM
wow is there really a p22 in the movie???

nico
April 6, 2005, 02:45 PM
Yeah, it was a P22 Target; probably because it looks more tactical than the p99.

Kamicosmos
April 7, 2005, 01:45 AM
I just saw it tonight. Easily one of the best movies I've ever seen, and definitely the best movie I've seen in the past 5 years.

My favorite quote:
(well, of one them anyway! And sorry for misquoting it, I'm sure I will)

Dwight said:

You have to prove to your friends that you're worth a damn. Sometimes that means dying. Sometimes it means killing a whole lot of people.

english kanigit
April 18, 2005, 02:52 AM
Just one phrase, freakin' awesome d00d! :D



Maybe I should do something to rate a parole officer like that 'eh? :evil:

Robb
April 18, 2005, 04:19 PM
SPOILER ALERT!!!!!








Did I miss Bruce Willis's partner reloading after putting 3 in Bruce's back? Because he then unloaded another 6 from his .38 revolver.... Making this a never never gun (unless he reloaded....)

Indy7373
April 18, 2005, 04:27 PM
Thought it was a great movie. I think I laughed harder at some parts than at some of the recent comedies I have seen. Loved the part with the arrow. :D

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