The funny part is, I just watched the movie a couple of days ago.
Oh, Frank, don’t ever change.
And stay away from stuff I like.
Reality can always one-up satire.
Frank Miller. Proverbially raping your childhood heroes and icons and replacing it with pointless repetative dialogue, freaks and whores since 1998. (roughly. Everything before that was more often pretty good than what it is now.)
I heard that the Spirit movie was actually intended as a parody of the comics that Miller normally does. It explains why it is so over the top it’s goofy.
So atleast for me it actually sounds like a good movie, not probbaly canon with the comic but hey, satire.
I saw it. It was fun!
I haven’t read the comics, mind, so I went in with no other bias other than “this looks awesomely cheesy. Also, Samuel L Jackon!”. I was not disappointed.
Of course, I’m also aware that it is in many ways not a “faithful adaptation”. I have decided to consider it to be a completely different beast entirely, so that when I eventually get around to the comics, I won’t be pissed
Oh, gawd, this has happened to me several times. Just thinking something and it happens. And it usually IS something you don’t want to happen. It’s horrible. >.<
Nice Liefeld potshot. SOOO MANY POCKETS!
And look at the area!
As with many movies in recent years, I managed not to see The Spirit until it hit premium cable.
Even though I pay a pretty good chunk of money each month for premium cable (Starz, HBO, TMC, Encore, Showtime), I still think of this as “not paying to see” something.
I am SO VERY GLAD that I “didn’t pay to see” that movie. Frank Miller’s complete and utter failure to capture the look and feel of Eisner’s work was absolutely staggering, even more so when you look back to his 1980-81 Daredevil work WHERE HE GOT IT EXACTLY!
I hope that one day I’ll see a live-action version of The Spirit made by someone who KNOWS WHAT THE FUCK THEY’RE WORKING WITH.
Having not read/seen any of the original Spirit comics or incarnations, I went to see The Spirit when it came out in theaters. Not a bad movie plotwise, and the cinematography was pretty impressive. Made me interested in the original series, so I can’t complain.
EGG IN MY FACE.
I remember the first time I read this strip I looked into my comics for the spirit graphic novel I had and realized it was Darwyn Cooke’s. Then I felt glad I never saw the movie.
I’ll admit the visual style of the movie was impressive, but the movie itself was retarded. I didn’t know anything about the comic when I saw it, so it’s not like I was a fanboy or anything. As a movie, it’s a disaster. As an adaptation of The Spirit’s comic book, I have no idea, since this movie sure as hell did nothing to get me interested in it, but I surely hope it’s nowhere nearly as terrible.
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