Nine years after the first SIN CITY created a whole new look for the movies, the first trailer for the sequel has been released. Starring Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Jamie Chung, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Julia Garner, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Jeremy Piven and Stacey Keach, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR was directed by Robert Rodriguez from a screenplay by Sin City creator Frank Miller. But no Clive Owen. Sob.

The first Sin City was electrifying in its original look, and kicked off the entire trend of basing comic book movies on the actual comic. So many of the visual styles of the first movie have become tropes now, it’s hard to remember just how eyeball searing it was at first. And it’s safe to say the careers of both Rodriguez and Miller haven’t gone in the direction you might have expected since then. But the sequel promises to deliver more razor-sharp black and white debauchery by an all-star cast.

The film opens on August 22.


  1. It looks very cheap to me. Even the original seemed this way. I think it has to do with the special effects. I really wish it was more like a legit old school black and white film with just enhanced special effects. I don’t like that it’s all green screen. That said, I’ll be there to watch this when it comes out.

  2. I think Rodriguez does a lot of his own FX/green screen in house, to keep the costs down. Keeping costs down lowers the bar and risk for how much a film must make to be profitable, allowing someone like Rodriguez to stay independent and keep working. I’m sure he likes both the independence and the guerilla-style approach to moviemaking.

  3. Brian, I think it looks cheap on purpose.
    The reason Randy mentions must play a part to this, but I always got the feeling that despite the cost it was what Rodriguez was aiming for.

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