Director: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller
Starring: Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Powers Boothe
Review: 4 stars (of five)
The long-in-coming sequel to 2005’s Sin City is in some ways a better film than its predecessor. While it does not quite have the mania for mayhem and gross bodily injury that made the original a weirdly obsessed meditation on genre tropes, it has a better sense of story and character, and better balance.
I recently described the first Sin City to a friend as: “Did you ever wish you could watch a Jim Thompson novel come to life while you’re...