The Spirit [movie]

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  1. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    Saw this last night, and it was pretty good. The plot didn't match my memory of Spirit comics from when I read them 20 years ago (I really wish the female lead was P'Gell). Eisner was a master of irony and subtlety. Not much here is subtle, which is probably the most ironic thing about the movie.

    Every scene is over-stylized -- like Frank Miller's Sin City and 300 -- to the point of distraction. And Samuel L. Jackson is over the top the whole movie. Jackson does that well, and it is a comic book movie, so it fits in. But there's a scene when he and Scarlett Johansson are in Nazi garb that didn't click.

    There are worse ways to spend 100 minutes. Just sit back and watch the pretty colors.

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  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    The previews have done nothing for me
    I want to like it, but... meh

    I don't think I will see it

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Comic book-to-screen movies are basically all the same.. at least the formula is always the same.

    ..and I don't care for Sam Jackson.

    I'll pass.
     
  4. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    I loved Sin City and 300, so I was really looking forward to The Spirit, but now I'm not so sure, firstly because I noticed it's rated 12A, and secondly because the Metacritic average is 30 out of 100. :(
     
  5. chrisyc macrumors newbie

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    I saw The Spirit last weekend. I thought it was awful! The style/design of the movie was pretty cool, but I thought many parts of it didn't work with the movie and just made it look cheesier.
     
  6. Scuall macrumors newbie

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    Just got back from it, movie stunk so bad I almost fell asleep. Other than seeing the perfection that is Eva Mendes bum, I would not recommend it to anyone.
     
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    Sorry, but the previews make this movie look really stupid. I think I'll save my money.
     
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