Sin City, The Big Fat Kill : The Film - The Book
OK, so which one of these brave and bold characters turns the randy bastard, Jackie Boy (Benicio del Toro), into a pez dispenser first?
It's Miho (
Aoki). She gives Jackie Boy a very short back and sides when he pisses off some
of the local prostitutes in the area.
- Is it his 'hard working ex' come 'punching bag', Shellie (Brittany Murphy), perhaps? No. It's not her. She just wants him out of her apartment.
- Well, is it Shellie's new boyfriend then, Dwight (Clive Owen), whose alighting in her bathroom nearby? Nah. He just gives him a taste of his own medicine instead.
- So what about the cops? Because they do chase him all the way down to old-town! Nope. I'm afraid to say that it isn't them either.
It's Miho (
Listen, I am sure that you will agree with me when I say that this does sound like a very cut-throat situation. But to make it even worse than it is, Dwight quickly realizes that Jackie Boy is in fact Detective Lieutenant Jonathan "Iron Jack" Rafferty, and that his death will break a truce between the girls in old-town and the cops in
. Moreover, if his chopped-up
corps is discovered, Dwight's one time lover, Gail (Rosario Dawson), plus her
street-walking chums, will be in one hell of a lot of trouble!!! Basin
Sh*t! What can Dwight do about this, huh? Maybe transport Jackie Boys remains out of town, and then dump him into the tar-pits? Yeah. That sound's like a plan. Let's hope that the brutish Manute (Michael Clarke Duncan) does not catch wind of this, or otherwise Gail and her girls will... BOOM!
Ooops! Too late.
Still, I suppose that is why what next transpires all kicks off when some Irish mercenary's come after Dwight. As saviors swim in sludge - bad-men hold a grudge - heads have no choice but to explode - and did you know that prostitutes are very protective of their own abode?
Now I have to confess, that out of the three stories depicted in this great movie 'mash-up', '
- The Big Fat Kill' is my least favorite out of the bunch. Please note though;
I am not trying to imply that this section is down right rubbish! No way Jose!
Instead, that the overall plot is a lot more simpler in tone, and that its
overt use of the 'girls with guns' genre, isn't my own personal cup of tea. Sin City
Granted, it was very-very-very nice to see Rosario and the girls with their giblets out, all firmly pact into their tight-fitting bondage get-up. However, on the reverse side of this equation, I didn't find that this 'cosmetic protrusion' was really relevant where the general narrative was concerned.
OK, so where was I? Oh, yeah! I remember. Bondage. Nice when the need arises -- and nice in a perverse sort of a way like '
- The Big Fat Kill'. Sin
You see -- to me -- this flick is what I would call 'one of those movies'. The style is bold and brash. The acting is mannered and serious in tone. The conceptual story-line is simple and conducive. Yet, at the same time, its' very-very addictive too.
Never in this film will you say to yourself 'Why did x do that for?', or 'That seems rather far fetched to me!'. And do you know why none of these phrases will pass through your lips? This movie makes you believe in the story it's telling -- that's why.
For example, there is a scene in this picture where Dwight is speaking to Jackie boy -- who is dead in his car -- and all the way through it you can't help but become captivated by what the hell is going on. Is Dwight hallucinating? What was the point of Jackie coming to life like that? Who knows? And who cares? It's just one of those nice little Frank Miller touches that make's you want more-more-more -- like he did in 'The Long Goodbye' (click here for the review). Moreover, the suspenseful flavor to this film is just tangible to the touch, and reminds me of an old nineties fifties gangster film with some extra added titivation.
So if you are a Frank Miller,
, or hard-boiled fan of kinky
proportions, you best pick up this film straight away, or else your knackers
might drop off. Agreed, Benico? Sin
THE RATING: A-