It takes a whole lot of special effects to bring a comic book to life on the big screen. So what does a movie like Sin City: A Dame for Kill look like before all the after effects are applied? The answer is basically nothing like the actual film.

Sin City, which opens in theaters today, has a cast of about two dozen big-name actors. But it wouldn't be much of anything but a bunch of people crawling around in leather suits in front of a green screen were it not for the post production team. It's pretty striking to see just how different it all looks in the process that actually involves human actors, before the movie is handed over to the artists to work their magic.

See the trailer below to see a snippet of what the movie looks like in all its film noir glory. Gives you a little perspective on just how the puzzle is pieced together. [The Week]