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The Spirit

Action & Adventure and Mystery & Suspense movie directed by Frank Miller

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Scrambled noir

  • May 17, 2009
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The Octopus: "I had you beat, just like eggs."
The Spirit: "The hell you did!"

Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):

1. Cop (Gabriel Macht) dies, but returns to fight crime in Central City for another day (and another, and so on)
2. Ridiculously campy bad guy "The Octopus" (Samuel L. Jackson) claims to have eight of everything, except maybe free range chicken eggs.
3. Criminal seductress Sand Saref (Eva Mendes) hates cops, but just adores bling.
4. Adding two more arms to the Octopus' arsenal is Silken Floss (Scarlett Johansson), a scientist described by the henchmen as "the most beautiful woman ever."
5. The Police Commissioner's daughter Ellen (Sarah Paulson) is a surgeon who's always willing to do a little spirit-patching.
6. Basically, the movie's about the bad guy and the girls fighting over two extremely valuable items while the hero alternately fights, loves and recuperates, not necessarily in that order.

This star-studded comic book adaptation is recommended for people who like noir, campy humor, graphic novels and the movie "Sin City". Simply described, it's silly and weird, but fun.

Cloned henchmen Phobos, Logos, Pathos, Ethos, Bulfos, Hoevos, and Mathos etc.: "We was watching"

Amanda Richards, May 16, 2009

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May 20, 2009
What did you think of the little hopping foot with the head on the ankle? Pretty weird indeed.
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review by . May 05, 2010
posted in MovieSucktastic
Spirit, some people hear it, some people fear it. Spirit, some people just won't go near it!
Yes, that obscure late 80's rap song for the movie Ghostbusters TWO, summed up this movie to the public in the most accurate way possible.  Coming out at the tail end of the year when Marley and Me came out in theaters-people were much more interested in seeing the cute dog movie then the comicbook hero one.  The Spirit looked like Frank Miller's comic book movie Sin City and while The Spirit does have fans, it's not a well known book like X Men or  Batman.  …
Quick Tip by . October 11, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The graphic novel that inspired this film is still one of my favorites in the genre. The film was a colossal disappointment from beginning to end. Visually quite lovely, but it's beauty isn't even skin deep- shallow, choppy, confusing, poorly written, a waste of time and money.
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
Poor movie, script was mediocure, Sin City is the movie to watch. The Spirit was corny and drawn out.
Quick Tip by . May 03, 2010
posted in MovieSucktastic
Cheeky and hammy adaption of the comic book hero. Fun for sure but it's nothing thats really going to stick with you.
review by . May 07, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
After the huge cinematic success of the adaptations of "Sin City" and "300", comic book writer Frank Miller (also wrote the graphic novel "The Dark Knight Returns") was given a blank check to make ANY movie he wanted. Miller wasn't exactly given enough credit for his involvement in the directorial duties of "Sin City". This caused Robert Rodriguez to resign from the DGA when the Guild refused to give Miller credit as co-director. Miller made the layouts …
review by . May 27, 2009
Writers have it tough in the film business. According to a few books I've read, they rank just below the Producer in terms of importance in getting the film made. That would be impressive if it weren't for the fact that Producers rank somewhere near the bottom. Directors often say they'll toss a script (and the Writer's ego) while making their movie.    To the writers rescue comes Frank Miller. He brings with him his movie The Spirit, which he created as both writer and director. …
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I write reviews for a hobby. Most of my reviews are short and to the point, on account of my short attention span. I try to make my reviews both informative and entertaining, and sometimes I succeed. … more
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Studio: Lions Gate Home Ent. Release Date: 04/14/2009 Run time: 108 minutes Rating: Pg13
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Director: Frank Miller
Genre: Action, Mystery, Adventure
DVD Release Date: April 14, 2009
Runtime: 108 minutes
Studio: Lions Gate
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