Escape to the Movies: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - Bleeds Substance for Style

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I....am so....confused. Not a fan of this thing Bobby Boy, couldn't concentrate on the review because I was trying to keep track of what the hell you were saying.

I'll still go see it, I'm in the right mood for some moody violence and naked Eva Green.

kickyourass:
Sometimes people who are otherwise very smart and very funny make mistakes and think up jokes that don't work, it happens. If the voice thing was like a minute or so of the review it probably would've worked , but the whole thing? Stretched a potentially good joke out into uselessness. And from the sounds of it the movie really wasn't good enough to warrant such effort on the review. Soooo, yeah.

As for the movie, when it comes out on Netflix or something I might watch it just for Eva Green, I'm still trying to figure out if I'm attracted to or terrified by her and watching this might help in that decision.

I'm pretty sure I at least am attracted by how terrying she is.

That said, I agree on that the whole gravelly voice gimmick outstayed its welcome. But then again, that's probably somewhat appropriate to this movie, which is most likely the fastest example of the Seinfeld Syndrome out there.

Anyone else having trouble getting it to load? Mine's all slow and stops around 55 seconds in. Refreshing isn't working. Not capped, usually no problem, other videos load fine.

Well with this one likely to completely flop at the box office (at least according to BoxOfficeMojo) I think we can finally say goodbye to Frankie-boy's career.

kickyourass:

As for the movie, when it comes out on Netflix or something I might watch it just for Eva Green, I'm still trying to figure out if I'm attracted to or terrified by her and watching this might help in that decision.

It can't be both?

Didn't care for the "style" of this review.

Reminds me of how I click off right away when Nostalgia Critic tries to review something in an Optimus Prime voice or whatever.

I love the original movie. Sure it's style over substance, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing in my eyes, and I felt the first one pulled that off almost perfectly. The movie got me reading the comics, and now that I'm definitely "old enough to read them," I still appreciate the heck out of them. So yeah, that snide remark doesn't apply across the board, Bob.

Anyways, I'm still looking forward to the new movie, since it's adapting my favorite story from the comics, and the other stories don't look too bad, either, from what I've seen. Even the bad and mediocre reviews I've read made the movie sound good to me. XD And as long as it's better than Machete Kills, I should be fine with this movie.

If setting the style of the review in the same style as the film doesn't ultimately demonstrate and reinforce to anyone what he's saying about the film... maybe this one is just a little too much like a metaphor leaping over Drax's head.
I totally applaud it and that he didn't give up on the bit half way through. That's commitment.

Still... I was planning to wait for it on DVD anyway. I'm sure I'll appreciate it for what it is then as well as I might now.

Nice.

And for content, that means I appreciate the themed review. Probably more than I'm gonna appreciate the movie. Still gonna see it though.

I think this is the first movie review where I've pretty much skipped to the end.

I'd toss this under 'failed experiment'.

Got a minute in, skipped to the end, saw he was still running with the same gag and stopped watching.

I don't mind seeing this particular magic trick again after that many years. I enjoyed it last time around.

The first one was very random for me, still liked it after I thought about it and recapped a little, got better the second time around.
This one, gonna see. when? not sure :P

The voice gimmick? A swing and a miss, Bobby Boy.

I remember loving the first one, now not so much, i suppose that stuff Bob said about teenagers was somewhat right. And i gotta agree with the complaints about the voice, it was painful to listen to.

ah, I remember The Spirit. So bad, but oddly entertaining.

I am somewhat interested in this, but it just doesn't look like I'd enjoy it as much as I did the first one way back when.

Wow...such an annoying voice to put on for the whole review really killed this video for me. I would have shut down the video part way through if not for wanting to hear the review itself.

Oh well, I'm sure Bob had fun making this one.

Haven not seen the first one, I guess I won't see this one. Green was pretty kick ass in the 300 sequel though so I guess I'll just wait 'till this is on TV or something.

The voice was kinda welcome, but it makes the review feel like it's going on forever. Maybe that was the point, I'm not sure.

After your review I pictured MadWorld taken back in film form without the reality TV nonsense.

Ferisar:

Jandau:
To be fair, Eva Green always brings it. Hell, go watch Penny Dreadful if you want to see her in something good instead of having her elevate schlock (fun schlock, but still schlock)...

The reason people need to go see Penny Dreadful is DEFINITELY for the gay werewolves.

Sorry, bisexual werewolves.

OT:
Yeah I don't plan on seeing this, that's all I can say. This review only helps that viewpoint.

Is THAT what Penny Dreadful is about? I kept hearing "you need to watch it," So I watched one episode (It was the one with Josh Harnett and Dorian Gray watching a dog kill rats, and spectators were taking bets on how many rats would be killed). I was intrigued, but not compelled enough to watch it.

I'll watch this, I just don't know if I'm gonna go to theatres to do it. Also pissed that I don't get to see M Clarke Duncan duke it out with Marv.

So Eva Green ruins it again by hamming it up and chewing on the scenery? I had to laugh after every one of her lines in the 300 sequel.

Why Moviebob reduced his bad words count and the few cursewords that remain get beep-censored? They did not get censored back in Transformers 2 review and other Escapists like Yahtzee or SterlingJim still use unbeeped cursewords.

The Comic "Critical Miss" also showcased a form of the word "faggot" once. Just curious how this all coexists and wht the backstory is. Maybe if Moviebob doen't read these comments someone can ask him on the next Escapist Expo :)

Jim_Callahan:
I'm... actually pretty sure the fact that it takes less than five minutes for the style to get gratingly old is both the for-serious point he's making about the movie and the central joke of the review.

This guy gets it.

Oh Bob, I can't stay mad at you. After that Lucy review ( a film so bad I had to walk out of) I thought I was done with Escape to the Movies, but that voice over was awesome and I am sucker for pulp noir monologues. I wouldn't want it for every review, but today it was perfect. You knocked that one out of the park like Mickey Malone crossed with Mickey Mantle.

Man, Bob is pole jocking Eva Green. I have never been very impressed with her, so I don't really see it. 300:RoaE was a terrible and boring film (am I the only one that noticed that people were heaving and breathing heavy from doing very little?). She didn't do it for me. That movie had no identity. The first one very much did, but this one was all over the place. I was never particularly taken by her performance if for no other reason that she was like everyone else just with more lines. Also, I feel like she is a good actress like Ryan Gosling is a good actor. She and he have a single expression for the majority of their emotions that everyone gushes over. It doesn't do anything for me. When you look at it with that understanding, then it makes them look kind of like dumbasses who have discovered that they can get by not looking stupid when they don't understand something. Like that guy at the party who laughs because everyone else is, but they don't really understand what the joke is.

Maybe that is me though and not an issue with either of the aforementioned actors. I may in fact be done with movies that are like this: Which is so overdone with special lens effects that you are literally pulled out of any immersion in the movie.

Okay, that was awesome.

Huh. That's a more positive review than I expected. Not enough to make me give a damn about seeing it, but still.

Also, Mr. Chipman, for all it's worth, I think the voice is funny. It's a shame Jim Sterling kinda-not-really-but-sorta beat you to the punch with yesterday's Movie Defense Force, but still, I think it's cute gag.

Chris Ingersoll:
Voice gimmick was worth it for "[Miller's] lost more marbles than a Hungry, Hungry Hippo with a hangover".

Agreed. That one line made it worth it for me.

I'm going to have to disagree with most of y'all here. Bob's noir-style review was massively entertaining for me. Good show Bob. Never let these naysayers prevent you from having fun with your job. If people can't be arsed enough to pay attention enough to comprehend what you were saying there, I dunno how they ever understand Zero Punctuation. I think it's mostly a case of 'Wah! It's different!'

I'd honestly enjoy reviews done this way more often. Noir I mean.

enjoyed the first movie. was just different to watch and just amusing with the over the top characters and violence. hard to believe that 10 years have passed since the first one. lol.
well, i will watch it anyway next week.

Just popped in to express that I'm now boycotting your content, after watching you for four years. The way you're acting, I'm not even sad about it. See ya.

I liked Ms. Green in Dark Shadows, but not so much that I could get over how...off-putting her face is. She hits the uncanny valley for me, which was the point in DS, but not so much here (or in 300 pt 2). That said, I loved Sin City in both comic and movie form, so I'll probably give this a look. (When it hits video, since I'm dirt cheap)

Sixcess:
"If you're old enough to read it you're probably too old to appreciate it."

So true. I've always suspected that if I'd seen Sin City when I was in my early teens I'd have thought it was the greatest movie ever. As it is it mostly bored me.

As for Frank... he's gone way off the deep end - Dark Knight Strikes Again and All Star Batman and Robin could maybe be excused as self parody, but Holy Terror was an ugly insight into Miller's mind. A shame, since TDKR and his early work on Daredevil were and still are amazing.

All the same I can still enjoy 300 for the sheer spectacle of it if I don't think too hard about the mentality behind it, and I daresay the Sin City movies can be enjoyed in the same way.

No kidding, I concur with Noir Bob though: 9/11 might have broken Frank, or maybe it was what brought the house of cards that was his sanity come crashing down. Looks fun, but I've seen someone do better with a similar premise. Ever hear of the 2014 reboot of Cyberforce? ...Why yes, it IS an Image comic from the 90's. =D

wooty:
I....am so....confused. Not a fan of this thing Bobby Boy, couldn't concentrate on the review because I was trying to keep track of what the hell you were saying.

I'll still go see it, I'm in the right mood for some moody violence and naked Eva Green.

I don't know, sir/madam. I kinda liked Bob's "Noir" voice. But then again, I'm used to weird voices. (I mean, look at what I'm a fan of.) Also, where does the character from your avatar come from?

tdylan:

Jim_Callahan:
I'm... actually pretty sure the fact that it takes less than five minutes for the style to get gratingly old is both the for-serious point he's making about the movie and the central joke of the review.

This guy gets it.

Glad to see someone else get the joke as well. I thought it was kinda cool, yet funny. The line about Frank Miller losing his marbles "Like a Hungry, Hungry Hippo with a hangover" made the review for me. XD

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