I had to see this movie twice before I could even attempt to put fingers to keyboard to birth my thoughts. Even now I am having a hard time deciding where to begin. This is such a wonderfully gritty trio of tales that take place under the same sky. It is unlike anything that you have seen, or are likely to see for some time.
I am not terribly familiar with the Sin City graphic novels. There was a time in the early-mid 1990's where I was an avid comic collector, many times I would pick one up and thumb through it, but never bought. They had an intriguing look, more inspired by old noir films and gritty crime novels of the 1950's than the more popular superhero pedigree. Years later I heard that Robert Rodriguez would be attempting an adaptation to the big screen, and it seemed like something that was very close to his heart. Then I forgot about it until it came up on the radar nearing its release date. Then the magic started, the trailers appeared and I was officially hooked. Every time I saw a commercial or trailer I got a little more amped. The one thing I was hoping was that I wasn't setting myself up for a fall. Occasionally I get my hopes up so high that nothing could possibly live up to.
Then the day came, I entered the theater found a seat in the middle in the closer half of the theater and settled down. The screen flickers on and the trailers begin, I don't remember any of them, as my senses were blown away by the feature that graced my eye sockets, so any memory of previews was conveniently obliterated. But, you don't want to hear about trailer s anyway, and I'm just dancing around what you all came here to read, what you really want to know is "Was the movie any good?" The simple answer would be an emphatic YES!