Last weekend, right after we watched Indy in the theaters, we watched the DVD of the week. Now, I've been pushing really hard to make the weekly movie really a weekly movie, but after doing a theater movie immediately followed by a DVD at home, I'm thinking maybe on weekends where we actually go to the theater maybe we can skip the DVD.
Anyway, it was time for an Amy Netflix movie, but Amy's Netflix movie was a sequel to a movie I hadn't seen, so it was disqualified. And then she watched it on her own before movie night, so it was doubly disqualified. Any way, that meant we went with the second choice, which was Brandy's Netflix movie, which was Sin City.
What can I say. It was odd. It was disturbing. But it was strangely compelling. I am mystified to say that I think I actually liked it. It had my attention the entire movie. In part because I felt like I had to pay close attention to understand what the hell was going on... and even then I'm not sure I actually did ever really understand. But it pulled me in and kept me.
And did I mention it was odd? It was done in a very highly-stylized comic book sort of look. Which just added to the effect. This movie wouldn't have worked at all if it was done "normally" I think. But matching the style of the comic book... sorry... graphic novel it is based on worked very well for it I think.
Anyway, I didn't expect to be really interested in this or like this at all, but I did. Weird. But I liked it in a curious can't stop looking at the bizarre thing you almost stepped on in the sidewalk sort of way, not in the way you get when there was a really compelling story that resonates emotionally.