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The Spirit
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The Spirit 2008


description written by member Zara:

After rookie Central City cop Denny Colt (Gabriel Macht) is murdered, he's mysteriously reborn as masked superhero the Spirit. Setting out to rid the streets of crime, he finds his archnemesis in the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson), whose quest for immortality imperils the entire city. Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes and Paz Vega co-star in this adaptation of Will Eisner's classic comic by writer-director Frank Miller (Sin City, 300).

Release Date:December 25th, 2008
Directed By:
Frank MillerFrank Miller
Written By:
No image existsWill Eisner
Frank MillerFrank Miller
Starring:
Gabriel MachtGabriel Macht
Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson
Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
Eva MendesEva Mendes
Jaime KingJaime King
Paz VegaPaz Vega
Eric BalfourEric Balfour
No image existsStana Katic
No image existsSarah Paulson
Johnny SimmonsJohnny Simmons
No image existsDan Lauria
No image existsLouis Lombardi
No image existsRichard Portnow
No image existsFrank Bond
No image existsGenia Michaela
Foued ZayaniFoued Zayani
No image existsChad Brummett
No image existsBenjamin Petry
No image existsBurly Cain
No image existsAl Goto
No image existsMichael-David Aragon
No image existsDan Gerrity
No image existsHugh Elliot
No image existsSuzanne Wilcox
No image existsDaniel Hubbert
No image existsPamela Finley
No image existsWilliam E. Marshall
No image existsSeychelle Gabriel
No image existsMarina Lyon
No image existsMeeghan Holaway

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The Spirit Movie Review by Chris (5/4/2009)

'The Spirit' is a very laughable superhero movie, it's barely taken serious and this isnt the fault of Will Eisner, who wrote the original comic, but it's the fault of first time director Frank Miller. Miller has had a few comics translated to screen, Robert Rodriquez's Sin City and Zack Snyder's 300 are two of them, but I...

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The Spirit Movie Review by Zara (12/27/2008)

I'll agree with Jarrod on the rating. I can't give this movie bonus points for its visuals because all of them are ones we've seen before and done better. Usually as time progresses, images and their techniques get BETTER and not stay the same. So throw the images or the wannabe film noir stuff to the side.

Best to throw...

(complete The Spirit review by Zara)


The Spirit Movie Review by Jarrod (12/26/2008)

'The Spirit' is an absolutely soulless superhero movie; a lavish bore that favors style over substance. In fact, it has no substance of any kind, and contains no emotion, no humanity, no excitement. I would say the problem lies with Frank Miller's shortcomings as a director. As gifted an artist as he may be, he is...

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