Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Sphygmo, Mar 30, 2007.
Which did you enjoy more? Sin City all the way for me. Rodriguez>>>>>>>>>>>>>Snyder. Merv FTMFW.
I loved them both. But 300 made me after leaving the movie just want to go out and spear someone.
Wow thats tough....they are so different...they set a different mood after watching them...
I expected sin city to be great and it was...I expected 300 to suck after all the hype and it was not
Sin City had higher highs but lower lows. Since it was an anthology, not all the stories were of the best quality. For example I didn't like the Bruce Willis story line so much.
But the Rosario Dawson story line was better than "The 300" overall.
BTW, anyone heard when the next Sin City will be out? I heard Angelina Jolie is supposed to be in it.
^^^^Summer of 2008
I cant really decide between them, they are both great in their own ways.
Sin City was a better movie
I think Rodriguez did a much better job of representing Miller's source material (I've actually read many Sin City graphic novels, and 300). Sin City was word for word, panel by panel true to the comic. Snyder took a lot of liberties with 300 and I think that all of the changes were detrimental to the overall film. It was a good, visceral cinematic experience (especially on an IMAX screen), but it was really quite vapid (and I understand that's intentional). A lot of the freedom rhetoric was anachronistic and distracting, and the pre-battle speeches grew repetitive for me.
hands down Sin City. 300 was nothing more than cinematography and strung together movie cliches (anyone notice the gollum rip off??). Total let down.
Yeah, 300 was a let down. My expectations were sooo high based on that ad campaign (which was much more impressive than the movie itself). It was a good fun time, but it was nothing more.
My thoughts exactly.
Sin City was like 4 separate stories, each one only 30 minutes long, with 3 of them being garbage. You're comparing apple to oranges. And 300 the movie captured the visuals of 300 the comic perfectly, as good if not better than Sin City.
That character was created 3 years before gollum was. They ripped off no one.
I don't agree that it was as successful at capturing the source material, but that's my opinion. I really liked all three of the major stories in Sin City (That Yellow Bastard, A Dame To Kill For/The Big Fat Kill, and The Hard Goodbye), both from the graphic novels and the film. Sin City, to me, was the perfect comic book movie. Stylistic, ultra- over the top, but always fun. And overall, the visuals and attention to detail were striking.
Gollum was created back in the 40's with JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit.
Not in any significant visual representation.
They had a Hobbit and LOTR animated film series from the UK back in the 70's that had Gollum in them.
But I don't really care, and I certainly don't find that as a fault with the movie.
Which no one saw and looked nothing like him
i own/will own them both, who cares.
for repeat viewings going with Sin City
the gollum rip off was not of the visual representation of the character, but from the first LOTR MOVIE where gollum is following the fellowship....hell they even had a 'theres somthing following us' followed by 'yes hes been there since.." line in 300...definate rip off of peter jackson...
No fucking way. Though Sin City was visually awesome, the movie itself was pretty awful. 300 was much more enjoyable for me.
300 was a pretty obvious movie to make, throw in some timely cliches about freedom against oppression and add stunning visuals that are incredibly fun to watch. breat combo.
but i think sin city wins, it's more than just eye candy, it's engaging, it's nuts, it's art dude.
personally I thought the plot of sin city was a lot more thought out
idiot. it's from the issue 3 of the comic that came out 3 years before any LOTR the movie.
i lol'd. I seriously don't know how you cant grasp this. The jrr tolkein books came out LONG before the comic, and IN THE BOOKS, gollum was secretly following the main characters (just like in 300)...the concept was taken from tolkein..
the imagery, whether in the comic books or not, was put to celluloid by jackson first...regardless of when the comic came out, the concept came from LOTR, and the visuals (of the mutant hopping from rock to rock) was first seen on the big screen in LOTR 1.
hell i caught MANY scenes in 300 that were rip offs of other movies like braveheart (every epic battle movie now has this cliche'd moment) and caligula FFS...most hollywood film is dirivitive of other hollywood film...it just plain isnt original in anyway other than cinematography
grats on becoming emotionally tied to an online discussion...i seriously lol'd.