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Just saw Sin City

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Zackmeister, Apr 1, 2005.

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  1. Zackmeister

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    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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    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.
     
  3. ZeroX

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    I'm gonna see it Sunday. I can't wait.
     
  4. SigLaw

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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    Overacting and violence? Gosh, it almost sounds like a comicbook movie :neener: I'm seeing it tomorrow.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  9. Soap

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  11. Zackmeister

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    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. :)
     
  12. TechBrute

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    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.
     
  13. Soap

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    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
     
  14. Tom Servo

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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    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 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
     
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    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!!! :) :) :)
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    I'm just going to see it for Jessica Alba.
     
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    Full Circle?

    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!
     
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    My two stepsons saw it last night...

    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    That "finned" gun looked like Robocops' modded Baretta.
     
  25. Vodka7

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    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.
     
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