I saw Sin City. It’s a movie. I guess some guy named Frank Miller (I’ve heard the name, but don’t know his work…. Or am I thinking of Herman Miller?) made some comic books (or are they graphic novels?) and they made it into a movie…
Was it a comic movie unlike any comic movie we’ve seen before? Yes. I respect that, and I admire it, and I’m glad I went to see it.
Now, I thought I should check on what a certain word means, because sometimes a word doesn’t mean what you think it means: comic:
arousing or provoking laughter; “an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls”; “an amusing fellow”; “a comic hat”; “a comical look of surprise”; “funny stories that made everybody laugh”; “a very funny writer”; “it would have been laughable if it hadn’t hurt so much”; “a mirthful experience”; “risible courtroom antics” [syn: amusing, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible]
Hmmm, on second though, maybe Sin City is a graphic novel, not a comic book. Anyway, I think the part about “arousing or provoking laughter” and “an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls” sort of fits. See, I tend to find amusement in situations like someone getting an arrow shot through their guts, and then looking at the arrow, and talking about the arrow, but not seeming to feel any pain from the arrow. (Don’t worry, I can tell the difference between a movie and not-a-movie.) So, yes, some of it was comical.
Besides all that, it did live up to the promise. What promise? Well, I was told that it had half-nekkid chicks in it. And while it did indeed, it was all absolutely neccessary to properly tell the story. Where was I? Yes, the movie, it was different. I liked that. I was a bit worried that the style might be distracting, but I think they pulled it off very well. I can honestly say I’ve not seen a movie before that looked like it. No complaints about the casting or the storyline, and plenty of action, not a ton of thinking required, really more of a visual/eye candy thing. I have no complaints. Heck, I’ll even recommend it. At least until The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy opens.
Oh, and as far as comic book movies, I am eagerly awaiting Watchmen. See? Now that’s a graphic novel I can relate to. Hurm indeed!