It’s been about ten years since I read through the Sin City graphic novels but I don’t recall the scene above or in what context it is in.
While I love Robert Rodriguez and I hope ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ is great, I also hope it tanks hard at the box office. That way we might avoid the inevitable hoard of lackluster copy-cat green screen films. When the original ‘Sin City’ opened and was successful we had a bunch of other green screen “epics” come out that just didn’t do it for me. (I will say, I really dug ‘300’ when I first saw it in IMAX though).
This style works when you are using it for a good reason, Rodriguez used it as a tool to accomplish something he couldn’t accomplish practically, Frank Miller’s artistic style brought to life. But the industry took note of what had been accomplished on a relatively small budget and decided this was a great way to cut costs and look like you had something huge. The result was a bunch of half baked films that looked cool like ‘Suckerpunch’, ‘Max Payne’ and ‘The Spirit’.
I, for one, do not want to see a sequel to to ‘The Spirit’.