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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

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Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rourke ... Marv
Jessica Alba ... Nancy
Josh Brolin ... Dwight
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Johnny
Rosario Dawson ... Gail
Bruce Willis ... Hartigan
Eva Green ... Ava
Powers Boothe ... Senator Roark
Dennis Haysbert ... Manute
Ray Liotta ... Joey
Christopher Meloni ... Mort
Jeremy Piven ... Bob
Christopher Lloyd ... Kroenig
Jaime King ... Goldie / Wendy
Juno Temple ... Sally
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Storyline

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There is no justice without sin.

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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal stylized violence throughout, sexual content, nudity, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sin City 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,317,683, 22 August 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,757,804, 27 November 2014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,407,616, 27 November 2014
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1.85 : 1
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This is the second film adapted from a Frank Miller graphic novel to star Eva Green. She previously starred as Artemisia in 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), which was purportedly adapted from Miller's graphic novel "Xerxes". See more »

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Nancy states that in the first Sin City, Hartigan killed himself by sticking a gun in his mouth and shooting. He actually shot himself in the forehead. See more »

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Marv: Metal screams. Something hits me square in the chest. There's no up or down. I don't weigh a thing.
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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
18 May 2017 | by rockman182See all my reviews

Of course I was going to seize the opportunity to use this amazing poster of the gorgeous Eva Green for this post. I re-watched the first Sin City the other day and recalled how much I enjoyed the style and the different stories and characters portrayed in it. The sequel was a long time coming but when I initially saw it I thought it was rather disappointing and far off the standard of the first. I still kind of feel that way but hey I might as well share why this time.

The sequel is shared in the same format as the first with a few stories, some take place prior to the events of the corresponding segments in the first film, others afterwards. There are character changes (most notably a switch of Josh Brolin for Clive Owen) but many from the first film return. There are also a few steamy addition like Jun Temple and the very SEXY Eva Green. I wasn't sure I wanted a sequel because like most sequels, I thought it would pale in comparison to the original. This is the case with this film.

Some of the segments are entertaining. Others not so much. For all the style and blood and violence this film offers, the stories can't help but feel dull. The A Dane to Kill For segment was fabulous looking and so well performed by the sultry Eva Green, but the rest itself was overlong and dreary. The final segment and showdown between Nancy Callahan and Roark was also disappointing. The film and segments definitely could have used more thought out writing.

The film is style stylistically excellent. Its a joy to look at on screen and still has an excellent comic book neo-noir feel to it. The bloody violence is still on point. The main pitfall is not being able to avoid to cap on the stories and brilliance in the stories of the first film. It wasn't without effort, but Robert Rodriguez has still yet to make a good sequel (at least in my honest opinion). Its still a decent to good film but it could have been much better.

7/10


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