All of our favorite degenerates, killers, liars, and cheats are back in Sin City: A Dame To Kill, which finds Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller once again share the directors' chair. Sin City: A Dame To Kill is pretty much a carbon copy of its predecessor, full of slick, hardboiled dialogue, impressive visual lighting, and a heavy dose of violence. The biggest problem with A Dame To Kill is its three stories all feel like more of the same, never managing to separate themselves from one and other. From Dwight's story of revenge on his "goddess" ex-wife to Nancy's growing obession with getting revenge on Senator Roake, the stories all feel much more derivative, more often than not ending with a large exchange of violence. Don't get me wrong, Sin City A Dame To Kill still manages to be a good amount of fun, but its storylines begin to blur together, one being just like the next. The one semi-exception to this trend would be 'The Long Bad Night' which finds Joseph Gordon Levitt playing Senator Roarke's son, who wants nothing more than to prove he is better than his powerful, corrupt father. This is the one segment of Sin City A Dame to Kill that's interesting, exploring the lengths which this character is able to go to get his revenge. It's a far more subdued storyline than the other two, making it a refreshing segment to an otherwise bombastic display of gratuitous violence. Sin City A Dame To Kill is sure to please fans of the original but while the first film's segments felt very independent, the sequels' segments struggle to stand-out, being derivative stylistic revenge tales.
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