Jump to content


Photo

Sin City

Robert Rodriguez is God

13 replies to this topic

#1 merlinski

merlinski

    Member

  • Members
  • 403 posts

Posted 04 April 2005 - 01:19 AM

I just got back from seeing this movie for the second time in 3 days, and it is already one of my favorites. From the spot-coloring to the girls (all top notch, especially Alexis Bledel who plays Becky) to the insanely sweet comic book style, this movie kicked ass. Anyone else seen it?
  • 0

#2 ItalionStallion

ItalionStallion

    Member

  • Members
  • 1,332 posts

Posted 04 April 2005 - 07:43 AM

I've heared it was insanley violent but insanley sweet. And apparentley the chick from Spy kids got naked..

I must see it soon.

Edited by ItalionStallion, 04 April 2005 - 07:43 AM.

  • 0

#3 Chessler

Chessler

    Member

  • Members
  • 337 posts
  • Location:Europe, Austria
  • Country:Austria

Posted 04 April 2005 - 08:03 AM

It is an awesome movie, most of the scenes are the same as in the comic book.
I know it because I have them.
  • 0

#4 Groove

Groove

    Certified Badass

  • Founders
  • 1,673 posts
  • Fucks Given:0
  • Location:Irvine
  • State:California
  • Country:United States

Posted 04 April 2005 - 08:52 AM

Fucking amazing movie, I loved it. Dwight's story is by far my favorite part in the whole movie. The movie has so much style within itself that just watching it is an experience. I'm going to have see it again, and soon.

Yeah, it's violent for the most part. People don't just get fucked up, they get mutilated in unsightly ways. Tarantino was a guest director on this film, that should tell you something. For some odd reason it seemed to me to be like a darker, older twin sister of Pulp Fiction, but with a more tangible plotline and better characters. Definitely buying it when it comes out on DVD.

-Groove out.
  • 0

"Too close for missiles, I'm switchin' to guns"


#5 J cobbers

J cobbers

    Member

  • Members
  • 586 posts
  • Location:Fort Hood, TX
  • State:Texas
  • Country:United States

Posted 04 April 2005 - 09:38 AM

My girlfriend and I went to see this on Friday afternoon, and we both reallly liked it. The various stories tie into each other in very cool ways. When you watch the movie inbetween stories the screen goes dark and you start thinking, is it over? but no it's not there's more! But when it finally closes you know that it is the end because everyting has finally come full circle.

Great film, very violent but artistic. Film noir / pulp fiction (the genre not the movie) for the modern geneartion.
  • 0

Don't forget to eat your meat based vegetable substitute children.


#6 Ash

Ash

    Member

  • Members
  • 402 posts

Posted 04 April 2005 - 06:19 PM

Yeah, Sin City kicked ass. The DVDs are supposed to pretty badass from what I hear, too. Rodriguez claims that he is going to do all of the Sin City comics eventually as movies. I think it would be pretty awesome to see another Sin City flick with Dwight's first story (A Dame to Kill For), Family Values (though this seems like sort of a rushed story) and Hell and Back. Of course, more shorts would be included, I'm sure. It's awesome to be able to see some awesome comics as film... especially when it is done well.

I'm also waiting anxiously to see Watchmen get the green light. God that movie could rock.


Oh yeah, and Rodriguez is not god... Frank Miller co-directed, I think that had a lot do do with Rodriguez actually pulling through for once. Desperado was pretty much his only film that was any good... and it was simply entertaining, nothing more, nothing less. The only other movie he ever did that was worth anything was the Faculty, and that wasn't worth much. I am really impressed with what he did with Sin City, but lets see if he can pull through when someone like Frank Miller isn't there to keep him in line.

Edited by Ash, 04 April 2005 - 06:21 PM.

  • 0
Name's Ash, Housewares

#7 VACC

VACC

    Vacc is Legend

  • Founders
  • 3,265 posts
  • Location:New York
  • State:New York
  • Country:United States

Posted 05 April 2005 - 12:34 AM

Yeah, Ash is right, Rodriguez is exceptionally untalented as far as I have seen. Sin City was a carbon copy of the comics, with the writer right there. Now don't get me wrong, the comics were sweet and so was the movie, but I hardly credit it to the creator of "Once Upon a Time in Mexico".

VACC
  • 0

#8 merlinski

merlinski

    Member

  • Members
  • 403 posts

Posted 05 April 2005 - 12:59 AM

Rodriguez is not the best writer, that's his week point. However, I don't think its a stretch at all to say that he's probably one of the best, if not the best editors/special effects guy in Hollywood. Keep in mind that he composes the score, edits, and does all the special effects for all of his movies by himself in his home studio. The "Ten Minute Flick School" on the Once Upon A Time In Mexico DVD shows just how good he is.

I think this was the perfect movie for him because the style and writing were already provided, what was necessary was a guy who could seemlessly translate the style of the comics to film, and Rodriguez was probably the best guy for the job.
  • 0

#9 moosenukem

moosenukem

    Member

  • Members
  • 405 posts

Posted 05 April 2005 - 10:47 AM

I'm not gonna watch it cause of all the nudity crap they put in it, but I'm a big fan of Bruce Willis so, how did he do in it?
  • 0

#10 Ash

Ash

    Member

  • Members
  • 402 posts

Posted 05 April 2005 - 11:25 AM

Calling him one of the best would be quite a stretch. I've never seen him prove it. Sure, he's a pretty damn good editor. That's about as far as I would go. His visual effects aren't that great. It's cool that he does a lot of his own music, but I could name quite a few non-spectacular directors out there who do their own editing, score, and some visual effects. He seems like a really fucking cool guy, but he's not the best around.


Moosenukem- There isn't much nudity in the movie, really. There is one scene at the beginning where you see some topless action, and then there is another a short while later. That's it. Both scenes are rather short, as well. My GF is horribly opposed to nudity in film and she really had no problem with this movie.
  • 0
Name's Ash, Housewares

#11 NinjZ

NinjZ

    Member

  • Members
  • 1,005 posts
  • Location:jersey

Posted 05 April 2005 - 11:41 AM

I really liked the movie. The style, scinemaography and the angles and everythign was framed awesomely. Really felt like a moving comic. I'm glad they stuck to an almost exact copy of the graphic novel.

Some parts have seemed like bad acting, but alot of script/lines were taken strait from the comic. So don't mistake cheesey acting for the way the comic was actually written.

edit: Elija(sp) woods was crazey in this movie. I really didn't think he would play the part he did.

Edited by NinjZ, 05 April 2005 - 11:42 AM.

  • 0

#12 Groove

Groove

    Certified Badass

  • Founders
  • 1,673 posts
  • Fucks Given:0
  • Location:Irvine
  • State:California
  • Country:United States

Posted 05 April 2005 - 02:38 PM

Yeah, I agree NinjZ. Initially I was kind of wary about Jessica Alba being in the film, but then I was really suprised with the way Michael Madsen made out in the film. Anyone else feel like he was just reciting lines instead of actually 'acting?' Or was that just me? I don't know, maybe it was the fact he was being compared to Bruce Willis in most of those scenes just made his acting look sub-par.

Elijah Wood was one fucked up son of a bitch in that movie. My God, he was just beyond creepy and sinister. I still have goosebumps thinking about that scene when Marv gets a hold of him.

Regardless, yeah...definitely going to see it again and buy it once it comes out.

-Groove out.

Edited by GrOOvE, 05 April 2005 - 02:40 PM.

  • 0

"Too close for missiles, I'm switchin' to guns"


#13 merlinski

merlinski

    Member

  • Members
  • 403 posts

Posted 05 April 2005 - 04:34 PM

Calling him one of the best would be quite a stretch. I've never seen him prove it. Sure, he's a pretty damn good editor. That's about as far as I would go. His visual effects aren't that great. It's cool that he does a lot of his own music, but I could name quite a few non-spectacular directors out there who do their own editing, score, and some visual effects. He seems like a really fucking cool guy, but he's not the best around.

What impresses me most about his visual effects is how cheaply he pulls them off. In general, the techniques he uses are really innovative and save a helluva lot of $, because he comes up with little tricks for stunts that would normally be big budget ordeals in hollywood. Thats partly because he does them all himself, so he always knows exactly what he wanted to accomplish.

I think you'd be hard pressed to find another director who does his or her own editing, score, and visual effects.
  • 0

#14 Ash

Ash

    Member

  • Members
  • 402 posts

Posted 05 April 2005 - 06:45 PM

I think you'd be hard pressed to find another director who does his or her own editing, score, and visual effects.

Many of them start off this way. Now before we give him too much credit, he doesn't do many of his visual effects. Go look at the credits for Sin City and see how many visual effect credits there are. There's at least 20 names, probably more. It's not like he does it all himself. Just to give one example of people that do these sort of things is John Carpenter. Sure, his movies aren't the best, but in the beginning especially he did his own editing, visual effects and scores. He still does many of his own scores (which I am rather partial too) as well as some editing, but he's moved away from the visual effects a bit... that's mostly because he gets bigger budgets now, but he's one example. Rodriguez definetly is a cool guy, like I said, and I give him props for his editing especially because he does alot of it all himself, but even the scores he has help on just like his visual effects. I'm not trying to take anything away from him, I just think you are giving him a bit too much credit.
  • 0
Name's Ash, Housewares


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users