October 02, 2005

Sin City

I finally saw Sin City yesterday at Geo’s. It was as good as I expected it to be, maybe even better.

As you probably know, the movie’s based on Frank Miller’s Sin City graphic novels—which I plan to get my hands on someday. Not for the light-hearted, and especially not for people who take things literally, this movie will take you through a ride you’ll never forget.

The movie tells three different tales, somewhat intertwined. Starting off with Marv/Goldie, the story I liked best:

Marv: This is blood for blood and by the gallon. These are the old days, the bad days, the all-or-nothing days. They’re back! There’s no choice left. And I’m ready for war.

Then on to Dwight/Gail:

Dwight: The Valkyrie at my side is shouting and laughing with the pure, hateful, bloodthirsty joy of the slaughter… and so am I.

And finally Hartigan/Nancy:

John Hartigan: And after I pull off that miracle, maybe I’ll go punch out God.

There’s more of course. This is cult stuff here—nothing I can explain in a page. Nearly every line delivered in this movie sticks with ya, every damn line is quotable. Every scene you see is perfect. Everything’s slick as hell. It really can’t get much better than this.

Apologies for lack of content in this post, I'm sleep-depraved.

OK, a note at the end which has nothing to do with the movie. I was sick of waiting for this movie to launch in India, which it never did. I’ve waited 3-4 months before each LotR flick aired in India, and I know how hard the temptation is to just watch a pirated version of some movie badly I wanna watch. The only problem I have with pirated copies is that nothing beats watching a new movie on the big screen. I don’t want to be spoiled for a great movie by watching a crappy quality rip on my PC. I can usually hold out till it releases, but it’s getting harder. You can’t really expect fans to be this patient.

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