What’s it about?
The film is primarily based on the second book in the Sin City series, which were written by Miller. Two original stories (written by Miller), were exclusively created for the film, while the short story “Just Another Saturday Night", from the 6th book in the comic series, Booze, Broads & Bullets, also features. Here are the four distinctive parts:
"A Dame to Kill For"
Many years before "The Big Fat Kill", Dwight McCarthy (Josh Brolin) strives to maintain control and battle his inner demons. His former lover, Ava Lord, then returns, seeking his assistance in escaping the clutches of her abusive husband, the wealthy Damien Lord (Marton Csokas), as well as his huge bodyguard Manute (Dennis Haysbert). Things become even more complicated when love-struck Dwight learns that Ava's true intentions are much more sinister than they initially appear.
"Just Another Saturday Night"
After being unconscious, Marv (Mickey Rourke) wakes up on a highway that overlooks the Projects. He can’t remember how he got there, and is even more confused by the fact that he is surrounded by numerous young men who are dead. All this happens on the same night that John Hartigan (Bruce Willis) meets up with Nancy in "That Yellow Bastard".
"The Long Bad Night" (an original story)
The facade of a young, cocky gambler called Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) mask his true intent, which is to completely destroy the greatest villain in Sin City, and beat him at his own game. Events take an ironic turn, as Johnny ends up defeating the wrong man, and his mission becomes further complicated when he meets a young stripper called Marcy, played by Julia Garner. (It probably would have been safer for him if he played online, and enjoyed easy casino rewards such as those offered by Euro Palace promotions).
"The Fat Loss" (an original story)
The story begins directly after John Hartigan's (Bruce Willis) suicide, which occurred at the end of "That Yellow Bastard". The story is centered on a hardened Nancy Callahan (Jessica Alba),as she struggles to cope with Hartigan’s death, while at the same time she plots to murder Senator Roark (Powers Boothe).
The first Sin City movie was a runaway hit, and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, should not disappoint fans of the graphic novel series, and of the first film.