The movie title Sin City would be enough to keep me at home. But then I read the comments of JSB over at Suspend Your Disbelief, and I was truly appalled:
No, I have not seen Americas new #1 movie, Sin City.
No, I do not plan to. Any movie wherein Bruce Willis tears the male
member off another character I can do without. Any film wherein the
blood flows in stylized black and white, that thinks high style is an
excuse for any carnage is not worth my time. This spawn of the Pulp Fiction era is not anything I wish to subject my soul to.
There is more, so I recommend bopping over and reading the entire post.
Then this evening I opened the latest People Magazine, and I saw that Bruce Willis, one of the stars, took his daughters (11 & 16) to see this R-rated movie. It’s not my place to tell Mr. Willis what is appropriate for his children to see, but I would like to at least make sure other parents know what this film is.
Here’s what movieguide.org says is the content of this "abhorrent" movie:
moral worldview with murder, revenge, corruption, and prostitution, and
strong Romantic philosophy that pits the individual against an evil
society, as well as anti-Christian content includes two corrupt or evil
priests, both of whom are murdered (one inside a confessional), and
light moral element man risks life to stop a pedophile and end
governmental corruption; 33 obscenities, but no ‘f’ words, and eight
strong profanities; gory, bloody violence includes many people being
fatally shot with some body parts flying off, man dragged from car,
crooked priest shot in confessional, people hit in head with
sledgehammers and hatchets, men impaled, decapitations with a head that
is bandied like a ball, cannibal keeps decapitated heads on his wall,
dog eats at dead person, corpses are cut into pieces so they can be
dumped, murderer is electrocuted by the state, gun backfires and
becomes lodged in man’s head, pedophile’s genitalia is pulled off,
suicide, man almost hanged, woman lashed, grenade explodes, people
punched, man jumps through windshield, people smashed into wall, and
men’s heads are held in toilet bowls; fornication depicted, pedophile
kidnaps a girl but is prevented from harming her, many characters are
prostitutes, and reference to priests using hookers; upper and rear
female nudity; heavy alcohol use; prescription drug abuse and smoking;
and, heavy governmental corruption, heavy corruption in the Catholic
Church, cannibalism, pedophilia, revenge, and kidnapping.
That’s just the content. If that’s not enough, you could always read a synopsis.
Ugh! I smell rotting garbage dressed up and called art.