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|Break out the popcorn, we've
got a classic on our hands
Sin City (2005)
Director: Robert Rodriguez
By JIM CAROLUS
STATIC and FEEDBACK staff writer
Warning: I’ve read the comics (“graphic novels”,
dammit!!) that this film is based on and that will impact
my absolutely POSITIVE review.
I’ve been sitting on the fence for quite some time
regarding Robert Rodriguez. While his films have always
been technically exciting, they’ve also (with the exception
of the brilliant El Mariachi) felt strangely unsatisfying.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico was a huge letdown for me.
It wasted a good cast (except for Johnny Depp, of course)
and its title allowed for comparisons with Sergio Leone’s
Once Upon a Time in the West that Rodriguez simply
couldn’t live up to.
Well, my doubts have been erased, because Sin City is
the most exhilarating “popcorn” movie I’ve seen in years.
YEARS!! Is this Oscar material? No. Is it a movie any self-
respecting film lover should see? You better believe it!
I’ve been literally bursting with enthusiasm about this