WHAT WAS GOOD?
First thing's first, Sin City looked gorgeous with it's rich monochrome tones and crisp lighting.
In fact it was stunning!
Rodriguez and Miller managed to perfectly capture a world that although grim and gritty, was packed so full of character that you wanted to live there. OK, maybe not live there, but perhaps visit from time to time and converse with the hookers. The film also boasted an impressive cast of stars including Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke and stand-out performances from Nick Stahl as child-killer 'Yellow Bastard' and Elijah Wood as cannibal Kevin.
Other highlights included:
The acts 'That Yellow Bastard' and 'The Hard Goodbye'.
Mickey Rourke's Marv.
The occasional use of colour - specifically on Yellow Bastard.
The feeling that you were watching a downright dirty version of Dick Tracy... with lots of curse words!
WHAT WAS BAD?
There wasn't a great deal of 'bad' in Sin City, however there was a weak link. The act 'The Big Fat Kill' was by far the weakest section of the film and whilst Clive Owen and Rosario Dawson gave good turns as Dwight and Gail respectively, the story dragged and that's where the film lost its momentum.
Other than that the success of Sin City paved the way for Frank Miller to take the helm of the dire The Spirit (2008), and there really was no excuse for that turd of a movie.