I arrived at the multiplex, tickets in hand, 50 minutes prior to the 10pm showing of Sin City - only to be greeted with a line that would impress most Star Wars fan boys. I've never seen a line this long for a ten o'clock movie. Originally only playing on one screen, the theater had to splice the reel to run it though two projectors so they could pack two huge auditoriums.
I have to admit I've been looking forward to this movie. I've read the first graphic novel; I'm a Robert Rodriguez convert and, after watching his last couple of films, I believe HD is the future. So going in I had high expectations - but in my book that usually leads to disappointment.
This experience was quite the opposite.