Sin City

Review: Sin City

By Lily
30 Nov 99


Unlike recent adaptations of graphic novels and comics, SinCity maintains the rich illustrative qualities that absorb its cult audiences beyond the core narrative.
Shot in rich black and white, the film encapsulates the bold linear design of the comics graphics, made even more striking by the interjection of bright, effectively disruptive splashes of colour.
The success of the film is only hightened by its visual elements, which are one of the many syalistic devices of the comics which manifest themselves in the film. The hyper-violence, the mystery of the villain's flaw and the hero's escape, and the unsettling allerical readings of contemporary urban society, all add a richness to the film, that make it thoroghbly watchable and enjoyable.