The new clip for Sin City: A Dame To Kill For proves the troubled denizens of Basin City won’t be serving up a kosher meal any time soon.
Lest we forget the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man, and X-men aren’t the only big comic book movies coming at you in 2014, Sin City 2 wishes to remind you that a return to Frank Miller’s demented city of degenerates and killers is also in our future. And so it is that a brand new 60 second spot has been released.
Differentiating this trailer from the one released in March is that where the previous one emphasized sleazy coolness (and success in the war on aging!), this new one wants you to know that Sin City is the hammiest place on earth. Like, if you created a Voltron-style robot by combining Gary Oldman, Brian Blessed, and William Shatner, the robot’s power source would be this movie.
Not that I’m complaining. The extremely stylized aesthetic of these films only works if naturalism is thrown completely out the window. Hell, the Sin City universe practically begs for Powers Booth’s “power is a… fragile thing!,” and Christopher Meloni’s “YER ASKING FOR IT!!!!” as just how you answer the phone. I’m still not convinced this movie shouldn’t really have come out in 2007 or 2008, but I’m a bit friendlier to its existence. Even if, come on, dubstep in 2014?
Just a sidenote: I happen to love disco. Now, before you mock me, disco was a huge, diverse genre far more interesting and complex than haters insist. Seriously, if you don’t think Giorgio Moroder is a genius you’re clearly not a serious music fan. (YEAHISAIDIT.) But when you watch film and television from the late 70s you kind of get why there was a huge backlash against it (aside from the homophobic and racist undertones of course). That tiny subset of disco we now consider the cliche somehow got all over everything, even becoming the backbone for everything from film scores to incidental music on bad television shows. As a result, those shows date way more hilariously than other period work that used less generic sounding music. Dubstep hit that point in 2011, and it’s only getting worse, even if there’s no backlash this time. (We’re a lot less fighty about music these days, probably a good thing.) Get ready for kids in 2027 to laugh uproariously at half the media made these days.
Anyway, are we excited yet about this movie? Or is it just going to disappear under the 10,000 ton juggernaut that is (probably) Guardians of the Galaxy?