Despite the rash of projects that Robert Rodriguez has been associated with lately, there was still a considerable hope that
In talking to Rotten Tomatoes UK, Miller said that “
I’m actually kind of glad that Rodriguez is going to be putting in a little distance between installments, but it’s not because I wasn’t crazy about the first film. I think the guy is going through some stuff now (and by “stuff”, I do not mean Rose McGowan. You know what? Fuck it, I do) and with Grindhouse having ground to a halt financially, this might be a good time for him to step back, take a breath, do these sillier projects for outside studios where he doesn’t control everything down to the napkins offered at craft services, and then come back to the Sin City franchise recharged and ready to go. I doubt any amount of outside filmmaking will fundamentally change his perspective or skill set, but his career could use a mainstream hit or two to bolster his cult status. Hopefully, that’ll put him in a better place for part deux because the bar for digital backdrop filmmaking was raised pretty goddamn high by 300, and Rodriguez is going to have to step his game up to match it.
Not only was that a major hit, but rappers have completely co-opted the unique look of Sin City for a number of videos and mixtape covers, the worst being the new Timbaland video featuring a bunch of WWE wrestling chicks. It’s kinda become part of "urban" canon like Scarface or Carlito’s Way, and that just makes it all the more generic. By the time, the second installment actually rolls around, the digital film landscape will be quite different, and I’m not sure if Rodriguez will keep up. Here’s hoping.