Remember 2005? Back when we didn't have a lot of good comic book movies to celebrate? Back before the first 300 movie, when the whole idea of that posturing "no homo" otherness-phobic carnival of green screened pomposity seemed like it might have cultural value? Back before Frank Miller's swastika-festooned The Spirit left a bad taste in everyone's mouths? Back when people were still insisting The Dark Knight Strikes Again was actually good satire, before Holy Terror confirmed that, no, Frank Miller is actually frighteningly sincere? Back when we clung to deniability?

Good news, everyone! It's 2005 again, and we get another chance to pretend Mickey Rourke poking his head through a loaf of bread is a thing that works. Here's another Sin City: A Dame To Kill For trailer, and it's everything you'd expect it to be; stylish and insubstantial, with the promise of ample degradation. It's also 'Red Band,' which means you have to be a mature person to watch it, ironically.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For stars Eva Green, Jessica Alba, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mickey Rourke, Thanos, Rosario Dawson, Ray Liotta, Lady Gaga, Bruce Willis, Stacy Keach, Powers Boothe, Jeremy Piven, Christopher Meloni, and who knows, maybe even Greta Garbo and John Barrymore. It's basically everyone who had a day free in their schedule for some green screen work and needed to pay for a pool house. The movie is directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, and is released August 22nd.

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