“Some of Sin City’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.”
So, some what like the first Sin City, A dame to kill for tells different, path crossing stories in the Sin City universe, but not necessarily in chronological order. Which in this movie could be a bit confusing, especially if you haven’t re-watched Sin City recently, or if you can’t remember it well enough. This movie does improve on some things, but takes a step back in others. For one, it does improve on the visuals. The stylizations here are really well done and are a definite welcome. The addition of Joseph Gordon-Levitt works really well (I also liked his character and story arc the best). However the film overall doesn’t work as well as the original. The pacing of some of the narratives are a bit slow and that can bog down the story at times. The difference in time lines also makes some of the stories a bit less compelling as they lack the punch they had in the first movie. And really and truly that’s what this movie is, a movie always trying to reach the heights of its predecessor, and it ultimately fails to do so. If this movie came out a few years ago, it probably would have been a lot more impactful, but as it stands it didn’t and as much as I love Sin City, A dame to kill for just isn’t at that level. Sidenote – Eva Green you vixen you…I see you girl.
Review Score : 6 out of 10