It is hard to crack down on the story seeing that the film is an assortment of tales. Like the first film, A Dame To Kill For follows several stories in the realm of Sin City. Unfortunately, this continuation does not handle its anthology well. First off, it should be noted that the film is a prequel, which explains the return of Mickey Rourke as Marv. However, the continuum of Sin City seems off. Maybe it was just me but there were points from the first film that didn't go together with this flick; such as Nancy's story. Did her story take place with the events of this film or was her story set after the events of the first film? It was hard to keep track of everything; and what did not help matters were individual stories seeping in together. Oppose to having each short story playing out its own film, the movie starts tales together; which only made things feel rushed and distorted. Each story in A Dame to Kill For was intriguing, but the lack of continuity and structure left the overall story beaten in the Old Town.
Sin City was full of crazy imagery and far be it for its successor to disappoint in this area. The cinematography was just as colorful and gritty like the 2005 film, but it may have been a little too much of a good thing. While this factor was expected, there seem to be unecessary sequences that were there for sake of being imagery. What worked in this factors favor was the 3D. It is not often that I go to a 3D film or compliment the effect. However, A Dame to Kill For certainly knew how to use the 3D. The movie used its 3D to the best of its ability, giving Sin City shots that was both atmospheric and exciting. If there was any comic book film that could make this effect worthwhile, it would be Sin City.