Following up from the smash hit first film, it has taken 10 years for a second Sin City film, but has it been worth the wait?
The sequel follows roughly the same format as the first. This time there is five linked short stories, all of varying quality.
The best sequence for me was the middle story which saw Ava Lord, played by former Bond girl Eva Green, trick an ex-boyfriend to coming back to him. The story is quite compelling with many twists and turns and will come as a shock to those who have not read the graphic novel.
As well as this, there is a captivating performance by Green, sweet, innocent and more than a bit duplicitous. Although it is impossible to ignore that Green spends more time out of clothes than in them.
In a way, it is a shame as Green steals the show from the more established cast. Clearly the scene was set for Jessica Alba to wow and impress and sadly she is nowhere near as captivating or indeed as likeable in the film.
The first film felt ground breaking for the film noir style shooting and the graphic adult content. The sequel attempts to do the same, but it doesn’t quite have the same impact as the first.
But this won’t be the worst film to be released before the end of the year, it is still a decently film and has some excellent performances. But, it is not as outstanding as the first.
Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For can be seen at Cineworld in Rugby.