What a fun movie to watch- the coolest actioner of the summer and maybe of the year!! So so stylish, interspersing the black and white film noir effect with splashes of brilliant color- making the film and the pulpy violence comic booky and thus more entertaining than gruesome , though some of the violence is pretty hardcore. Not for the kids at all. This one is a very hard R with lots of violence and nudity.
Bruce Willis returns as the ghost watching over his beloved stripper Nancy, again played by Jessica Alba who remains a PG-type stripper. Think “Maxim” , though I think they even show more. But what a money shot she has at the end!!!
Mickey Rourke opens the film , returning as Marv, who gets his revenge on trust-fund college kids who set homeless people afire just for kicks. You don’t want to piss off Marv !!!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt joins the cast as a young card shark who humiliates the sinister Senator Roark, played by the returning Powers Boothe.
Also returning: Rosario Dawson and Jamie King.
Among the newcomers with the biggest roles in the film: Josh Brolin and a mostly naked Eva Green (she made her film debut nude in the 2003 film “The Dreamers” with her most well-known roles in “Casino Royale”, “300: Rising” and “Dark Shadows). What a hot couple- and she’s the film standout as the ultimate femme fatale, who also seduces a police detective, played by Christopher Meloni . Jeremy Piven is his partner.
Ray Liotta and Juno Temple have a brief but very fun tryst that doesn’t end well. Lady Gaga has an even briefer but well-played role as a sexy waitress.
The only real waste: the 3-D. And those glasses are so annoying to wear, not to mention the extra cost.
I loved this film – it’s one of the few you must must must see on the big screen.