Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Spirit: At Least It Has Samuel L

The Spirit: Trailer 1 @ Apple Trailers

The Spirit: Trailer 2 @ Apple Trailers

The Spirit: Trailer 3 @ Apple Trailers

Frank Miller has had a hand in some of the most influential comics of the past twenty years and it's been great to see a lot of his work realized on the big screen. 300 and Sin City will never be hailed as Oscar material but they at least managed not score in the 'Don't Insult the Viewer' award categories. 'The Spirit' does not look like it's going to be a strong contender in that field...

After seeing the first trailer I was excited since I am a fan of the extreme black and white technique used in Sin City and think it is a very unique visual style. As more trailers came out I started to lose hope that the movie was going to make it through without blowing up in comic book movie ridiculousness. Trailer 2 contains some horrendous acting, some atrocious lines (see: comic book dialogue not meant to be spoken), and far too many closeups. I'm not familiar with the comic, but it looks like the Spirit has some kind of harem of women who he alternately fights and plays with and they are all probably controlled by some guy called the Octopus.

Yeah, Samuel L. Frankly the best part of this movie is probably going to be Samuel L. Jackson. Actually i'm going to predict that will be the only part of this movie which will be worth the $11 ticket.

The Spirit is due out December 24.

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