Re your comments below:
"As for it being noir, even if you want to waste your time arguing that
point, it was noir mostly by trope and rote; not so much written as a
list of noirish cliches checked off one by one, with big f/x-laden
'scenes' substituted for actual character development. Like a lot of what passes for noir these days. And let's remember: 'noir' does not automatically mean good. Most stuff labelled 'noir' these days is often not only only arguably noir, but also not very good."
I'm not sure I get your point here. Are you saying that SIN CITY is noir, but not very good. Or are you saying it's not very good, therefore it's not noir, just a cheap imitiation.
I would agree that something can be noir and yet bad.
I can't agree that something that's bad can't be noir.
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