Watched Sin City again today. My thoughts have come together a bit morecoherently. It was my least favorite of the three segments of the movieupon the first viewing but after a second viewing I have to say that The Big Fat Killwas probably my favorite part of the movie this time. The Hard Goodbyeshould’ve been but Mickey Rourke’s performance of Marv didn’tnecessarily align itself with my preconceived notion of what Marvshould be like. It was close and it was good but it was a bit off forme. Not being as intimately familiar with The Big Fat Kill and ThatYellow Bastard, I was able to enjoy them more. Michael Clarke Duncanusually pisses me off but I think he was good as Manute. I think heshould talk in that stilted dialog all the time. I don’t think I’moblivious to the style of the film while watching it, not as much as Ioriginally thought. However, I think that it’s secondary to Rodriguez’sinterpretation of Miller’s writing, which is gleefully sadistic andunpolished. The DVD will have each of the three chapters watchableindependently with the rest of the missing story. So, basically, we’llget the scene back when Marv goes home to get Gladys and, hopefully,one of my favorite little scenes from the book–when he runs toward thetattooed cop laughing. I always thought that page was awesome.
The Final Four
As of right now, my precious UNC Tarheels arebehind at the half. If they don’t pull it out, I’ll be dejected for therest of the weekend. This was to be the best weekend ever. That’ll ruinit for me. Wrestlemania 21 is this weekend. Sin City came out Friday.Today was Final Four day and Carolina was supposed to beat Michiganstate pretty handily (in my mind, anyway.) Right now it’s 38-33Michigan State at the half, *sob*. I had to work part of the dayFriday, which irked me because I’d been planning the day off for morethan a month. If Carolina loses, it’s over, my weekend is ruined.Oh, and the pope died.
Now that John Paul II has died, I think it’s time everyone recognized Pope Michael as the one, true Pope. I do.