Most definitely a step down when compared to the first installment. The visuals are just as beautiful and the performances are very good too. The main problem with this is that it lacks focus, it's all over the place but it majorly benefits from a good pace, it flows nicely. An enjoyable watch that I don't think is as disappointing as everyone made it out to be.
2 1/2 stars actually. The first Sin City had, let's say, a certain charm to it, with it's incredible visuals, over the top violence and great noir look. A Dame to Kill For looks great but all the stories don't meld together as well as they did in the first film and by the end it just becomes a mish-mosh of one violent death after another.
I will give this film three stars because the actual Dame to Kill For story in the film was on point with the electric Eva Green and the badass Josh Brolin trading blows. Other than that the rest of the film was kind of unnecessary. After waiting so long for this sequel I was left kind of disappointed.