Tuesday, April 05, 2005

"Sin"ful Movie

The reviews for Sin City are stunning, with critics praising the edgy dark computer graphics that make up the set. They appreciate the way director Robert Rodriguez has taken the essence of the comic book, I am sorry "graphic novel", and placed it into the silver screen. While this movie is getting high praise, I have to ask the question who is this R-rated movie marketed too. (note: I have not seen the movie, but read many reviews)

Teens, of course. Who else reads these dark sadistic comic books? This movie has been promoted so heavily on networks like WB and MTV. Most of the teens are under the age of 17 which disallows them from seeing the film. However, they will find a way to get in if the movie theater even checks I.D.'s. While this movie might be visually stunning, it lack any hint of morals.

This movie is filled with scene after scene of violence and this is coming from a guy whose favorite movie is Rocky. I enjoy a lot of action movies, but this is not action this is sadistic violence. I would seem that every scene is filled with violence. For instance, one of the many plot lines involves the recovery of Beneicio Del Toro's (21 Grams) characters body. Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) play a cannibal, while Nick Stahl (Terminator 3) plays a rapist called Yellow B******. Just look at the list of characters and you will see the star studded cast playing dirty cops, "hero's", strippers, and prostitutes.

Not only is the violence bad, but even worse is the sex and nudity. There is a no less than a dozen nude or topless women and a couple of graphic sex scenes. Again, I emphasize the character list filled with prostitutes and strippers.

As you can see for yourself this movie is not a good one. While it is marketed smartly with all the commercials leaving these facts out; parents and teens should be armed with the facts before laying down eight bucks and their innocence. Teens, don't be fooled by the coolness of this movie, it my be seem cool, but will leave you empty and take you further away from God. Parents, if your teen wants to see this movie please see the links below for a detailed breakdown of the violence, sex, and language. Have a discussion about it and explain to them why they should not see it. Help them make a better movie selection by looking at the same sites.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things. Philippians 4:8

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