Thursday, March 6, 2014

Trailer Review - Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
1st Teaser Trailer
Watch It Here

Person of Interest: Mickey Rourke as Marv, Jessica Alba as pouty, suicidal Nancy Callahan, Josh Brolin as Dwight (yes, that Dwight), Ray Liotta as a genuinely unnerving stalker, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as some pretty boy turned meatbag gambler, Bruce Willis as wandering spirit John Hartigan, Powers Boothe returns as Senator Roark, Christopher Meloni as overacting bespectacled driver, Dennis Haysbert as the non-union Mexican equivalent of Manute, the same goes with Jamie Chung as the new Miho, and Eva Green as the titled femme fatale.

Scene Pop: Liotta's creepy nature and those horrifying eyes.

Briggs Breakdown: 2 scenes of driving angry, 2 human darts, broken glass, broken mirror, and a back alley beatdown.

Effective?: No. It doesn't possess any hints at the plot, just some brief CGI visual tricks and a bunch of scantily-clad women, which of course worked wonders with Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch. The dubstep music is unbelievably ill-fitting, lacking the necessary bite to add to Frank Miller's boobs and guns, especially once compare to the first film's signature instrumental version of The Servant's "Cells".

Check it Out?: Fans only. "A Dame to Kill For" is a great read and could make for a good watch on the big screen. But the near decade turnaround time for this sequel, the rapidly dwindling talents of director Robert Rodriguez, plus the still thriving, enormous backlash of Frank Miller, his insane views and tastes, and his recent film and comic book works made this project radioactive. This pitiful teaser, as well as the film's premiere placement in the dog days of August, clearly shows that there's no confidence for the film to do well.

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