WTF? This movie was not anything like I expected; I should have expected that. First, if you have any aversion to violence at all, don't go see this movie. It is perhaps one of the most violent movies I have ever seen, yet it does so in very creative ways. There was gratuitious nudity too, which seems to be a change from the norm. Movies don't contain much nudity anymore.
Sin City is a fast-paced, narrated tale that kept me on the end of my seat never knowing what to expect next. It kept true to the look and feel of a comic book. It even left you in the dark on parts, just like any comic reader has felt picking up a story with years of back history that is a mystery to the un-initiated.
Sin City is full of cliches too. It begins with the detective cop on his last day of work, and the cliches keep going. They don't feel wrong or out of place though. Rather, they're the only things that help you identify with what's going on.
The characters left the strongest impression on me. It seems like every character was from classic literature but just couldn't quite place where I had seen them before. Plus, I can remember their names, something I rarely am able to do. And their faces are anything but forgetful.
The whole time I was left wondering whether I hated this film or loved it. In the end, I have to say it was a little of both. This movie is an instant Classic (5 out of 5) that will be quoted time and again. While it wasn't what I expected (or wanted), it did what it was trying to do flawlessly.