The Spirit

The Spirit

DVD - 2009
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Denny Colt is a rookie cop who returns from the dead as The Spirit. He is a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces that lurk in the shadows of Central City. The Octopus kills anyone unfortunate enough to see his face. He has other plans for the city. He wants to wipe out the entire city. The Spirit tracks this cold hearted killer from the city's rundown warehouses, through damp catacombs, to the windswept waterfront. He does this all the while facing a bevy of beautiful women who either want to seduce, love or kill the masked crusader.

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halcro
Jan 11, 2016

The worst piece of junk I have seen. Not worth watching!

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Monolith
Sep 19, 2015

Extremely disappointing. To start, I am no fan of Samuel L. Bigmouth and his bellowing, so I was repelled right off the bat with him as the antagonist. The story and the dialogue were severely lacking in all aspects regardless of the alluring film noir-esque black and white mood-setting graphics. A real shame -- I like Frank Miller's films.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Apr 28, 2015

Oh-me! Oh-my! Where-oh-where in the world do I begin to comment (level-headedly) on this... this... This spiritless superhero movie-drivel that comes from the absolute dregs of a Hollywood, comic-book "mess"-terpiece?

Yes, indeed. The Spirit was a glaringly classic example of "all style over no substance" where one side of the scale was so over-weighted with 60 million dollars worth of style that any "thinking" viewer might feel compelled to scream out for something, anything that would make even half-sense out of this picture's exasperatingly demented story.

Within The Spirit's cruel, callous and sadistic story, actor Samuel Jackson was an utter, over-the-top embarrassment as the all-evil "Octopus".

(*Spoiler Alert!*) - And when Octopus and his equally wicked accomplice, Silken Floss, stepped out in full Nazi regalia, marching around in front of a 10 foot tall swastika, that, for me, was the last straw of sheer stupidity which lost this film some seriously significant points.

Anyways - When it comes to being a director/writer of a film that I swear was being made up as they went along, I'm now completely convinced that Frank Miller is strictly bottom of the barrel.

aaa5756 Sep 05, 2011

C+ DVD

kantoni Jan 29, 2010

Really good cast. Quirky characters, fun.

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joseph
Jul 22, 2009

Fair – The Spirit (2008) 103 min. Frank Miller, comic book legend, brings to life Will Eisner’s creation of the masked Spirit, defender of Central City. Miller uses the same filming technique introduced in “Sin City”. Though the cinematography works effectively with this story, “The Spirit” is just a dumbed-down version of Sin City. Where Sin City showed its arrogance in the knowledge that it was something special with great characters, Spirit teeters on silliness to bring the action to light. I didn’t care too much for The Spirit despite some great visuals which I could still see in front of me.

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