“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” has been in the making since the success of the original “Sin City” movie in 2005. The sequel has Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller directing the film adaptation with an upcoming release this August. I was a big fan of the first movie as an exercise in comic book filmmaking, its sequel should be a welcomed follow up. With 9 year in between movies, maybe Rodriquez and Miller will give audiences something worth waiting for. The sequel film has the same “vignette” structure as the first movie.
“A Dame to Kill For”
Dwight McCarthy (Josh Brolin) is summoned by his former lover, Ava Lord (Eva Green), who wants his help to escape her abusive husband, billionaire Damien Lord (Marton Csokas). However, Dwight soon learns that Ava’s true intentions are more sinister than they appear.
“Just Another Saturday Night”
On the night John Hartigan meets up with Nancy in “That Yellow Bastard”, Marv (Mickey Rourke) regains consciousness on a highway overlooking the Projects, surrounded by dead young men, and unable to remember how he got there.
“The Long Bad Night” (original story)
Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a cocky gambler, disguises a darker mission to destroy the biggest villain in Sin City at his own game. He beats the wrong man and events take a turn for the worse. Along the way, he meets a young stripper named Marcy (Julia Garner).
“The Fat Loss”
Set after Hartigan’s (Bruce Willis) suicide at the end of “That Yellow Bastard”, this story centers around Nancy (Jessica Alba) trying to cope with his death.
“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” stars Jessica Alba, Powers Boothe, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Dennis Haysbert, Stacy Keach, Jaime King, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, Mickey Rourke, and Bruce Willis as John Hartigan, with Lady Gaga as The Waitress and Juno Temple as Sally.
“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” opens in theaters everywhere on August 22, 2014.