Sin City - Journal of Omnifarious
Apr. 17th, 2005
04:33 pm - Sin City
I watched Sin City with rainonthewind yesterday. It was... hard to describe. Gritty and filled with callous violence. Lots grotesque, disgusting and macabre imagery.
OTOH, there were people who I could care about, who seemed like good people to me. It didn't suffer from the Pulp Fiction evil of largely having no characters who you could believe were worth more than the heap of atoms that made them up.
But, Sin City did suffer from the "No good deed goes unpunished." level of cynicism about the world. Also, everybody who's authority derived from something other than individual trust was portrayed as evil. That isn't a philosophy I wholly disagree with, but a world in which that's always true isn't a very pleasant place.
All in all, I think I would've chosen not to watch it had I known what I now know about it. But, I don't think it was a bad movie.
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