I am rather disturbed by how much I enjoyed Sin City. The movie is a visual knockout. There are sceens and shots that are just sheer black and white (with a touch of color) amazing. Think of the best of movies and the best black and white photography and the best graphic novel frames and you will get an idea of how good Sin City is visually. The dialog and characters are delivered by the Hollywood A-list and are as hard boiled as they come. And I mean put an egg on the stove, leave it on when you leave for the weekend, your house burns down and somewhere in the ashes is an egg that is almost as hard boiled as they talk in this movie.
This movie is also a bloody mess. And I do mean a lot of blood, very little of it red. It comes out white, black and yellow. There are a whole lot of very nasty people doing an unbelievable number of nasty things and those are the good guys. And I was rooting for those good guys. So I'm little worried about my moral center. Do that mean that all you need to do is make it visually stunning and I'll embrace the worst violence ever? I mean, I'm helping to pick a Pope here. This is not good.