A Dame To Kill For review
So, on Tuesday, I was lucky enough to enjoy an advanced screening of “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" after winning passes from Ain’t It Cool News. I’m sure they do these things to get advanced word of mouth out there, but I’m just getting around to writing my review now, because life.
Anyway, like the last movie, SC:ADTKF consists of an opening short, and three anthology stories. There have been a lot of advancements in CGI since 2005, which allow Rodriguez and Miller to bring the gritty pastiche of Frank Miller’s graphic novels to life on screen. I’m not a big fan of 3D, but the way it is used in this film was breathtaking. This is, so far, the only time you’ll ever hear me tell not to bother seeing a movie unless it’s in 3D.
Now, for the movie. The opening vignette, adapted from the short “Just Another Saturday Night" was a solid reintroduction to this world, and a reminder of just how much damn fun it is to watch Micky Rourke as Marv.
Out of fucking nowhere I want to learn how to play the harmonica again.
So, Expendables 3 comes out this weekend, and I’m excited for a lot of reasons. First, of course, is that I’m a big fan of this franchise that consistently delivers a metric shit ton of fun by combining many of my favorite action icons doing what they do best.
But the main reason I’m excited is that Wesley Snipes is joining the team. The minute that cat was sentenced to prison, I was telling people “Expendables 3 HAS to open with the team breaking Wesley Snipes out of jail” And from what I’ve heard, that’s exactly what happens.
But now, I’ve learned that Snipes’ character, Doc, is a knife throwing expert, which any Expendables fan knows is also the roll Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) serves on the team. Anyway, if I was Stallone, this is the scene I would write for the two of them:
INT. EXPENDABLES HQ - DAY
Lee Christmas approaches Doc, who is sharpening several of his knives for the upcoming battle.
CHRISTMAS: Those are some good looking Blades.
DOC: Well, this first Blade is good, and this second Blade is even better. But my third Blade is pretty jacked up.
CHRISTMAS: I didn’t want to say anything, but that third Blade is a mess. What you need a forth Blade to really make things right.
DOC: A forth Blade, huh? Good call.