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Batty
04-05-2008, 04:24 PM
I don't remember seeing a thread for this. Actually, I haven't heard much about this at all.

The Frank Miller directed movie based on Will Eisner's The Spirit (http://lionsgate.com/thespirit/). And Sam Jackson playing another weird looking guy.

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/5214/spirit2hk6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/5491/theoctopuskp1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Bonehead15
04-05-2008, 07:28 PM
Love the Spirit!!! :rock


A classic comic character that doesn't get the respect he deserves. I really hope that this movie does it justice.

Darklord Dave
04-05-2008, 07:34 PM
Hold on! I thought his suit was blue!?

Galdarn childhood molesting jerks...

Batty
04-05-2008, 07:37 PM
Hold on! I thought his suit was blue!?

Galdarn childhood molesting jerks...

Yeah, now that you mention it. :confused:

Lembas Eater
04-06-2008, 06:49 AM
YEAH!! WTF?? Unless Frank's take is that the suit was black and was drawn blue to not blend in with the dark, ala the way Batman turned blue at various times throughout the history.

Batty
04-19-2008, 05:56 PM
Check out the teaser trailer.

http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1585694&vid=225572

Darklord Dave
04-19-2008, 07:21 PM
Exact same look as Sin City - not really digging it.

Bonehead15
04-20-2008, 06:22 PM
Not a fan of the "Sin City" look for The Spirit.

It worked good for Sin City cause it resembled the comic but IMO it just doesn't work for the Spirit.

I was hoping for more of an adventure-type movie.

Batty
04-20-2008, 07:24 PM
Even though it looks a lot like Sin City (even the advertising), I'm hoping Miller will be faithful to Eisner story-wise. I just wish he had gone with color instead of the monochrome look. The Spirit doesn't look right in a black suit. Although I certainly don't mind how Eva Mendes looks.

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/8092/sandsareflt1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Ryanfromindiana
04-20-2008, 07:28 PM
I'm stoked to see this! Like Batty said, I think the story will be faithful to Eisner....we'll see!

Eli26
04-20-2008, 09:40 PM
Someone have the Scarlette Johansson promoshot?

Yeah, not a big Sin City fan... 300 did nothing for me either. Mostly the same, stab, shield, stab, shield... throughout the movie. Very repetitive. So on that note, I am not certain I'll like this...

Shai
04-20-2008, 09:54 PM
Sin City was a classic, this one looks like a copy.

Batty
04-20-2008, 10:42 PM
Sin City was a classic, this one looks like a copy.

This is Miller's first directing gig. I'm sure he picked-up a lot from Rodriguez during Sin City. Maybe too much.

I hope it is good and I hope a lot people do see it. The Spirit is a classic hero.

artistrex
04-20-2008, 10:46 PM
I watched the trailer a little while ago. I have to admit I love Miller's work but this just seems like he is hitting the sin city well again. People might get the idea it's just like Sin and be disappointed, plus if they EVER get around to making SC2 the look is going to get very old.

Sick Boy 82
05-13-2008, 11:43 PM
New pic of SLJ as The Octopus. Not really liking the super pimp fur coat. WTF is up with that?? Will be in theaters Christmas day. Def gonna see this. Can't wait for SC2!!!!!

http://www.firstshowing.net/img/cci-mag-octopus-big.jpg

Batty
06-21-2008, 08:08 PM
I like these posters. If you go Yahoo! Movies (http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/thespirit_flash.html), mouse over each one to here them talk.

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/3936/spiritposters3ms1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Sick Boy 82
07-14-2008, 10:05 PM
Here is a new trailer for The Spirit!! I actually loved Sin City, so this is a must see for me! Can't wait!:

Frank Miller's The Spirit Gets a Funky New Trailer (http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/07/14/frank-millers-the-spirit-gets-a-funky-new-trailer/)

EVILFACE
07-14-2008, 10:15 PM
Not familiar with the comic, but like what I see so far. I'll see pretty much anything with Scarlette Johansson in it.

Jen
07-14-2008, 10:37 PM
I loved Sin City and I loved 300 so I'll definitely check this out at the theatre. The style does remind me a lot of Sin City though...which at this point I don't know if that is necessarily good or bad. Hopefully it won't feel like a copy cat movie.

Darth Waller
07-15-2008, 11:50 AM
I'm looking forward to this because I'm a big Frank Miller fan. I loved Sin City, but I hope this isn't too similar. The current Spirit comics drawn by Darwyn Cooke are worth looking into if you want to see a recent rendition of the character.

http://www.emeraldcitycomics.com/uploaded_images/spirit-741428.jpg

DarthNeil
07-15-2008, 11:58 AM
Exact same look as Sin City - not really digging it.

Not digging it at all...

IrishJedi
07-15-2008, 05:19 PM
This will be all over SDCC.

Bannister
07-15-2008, 08:21 PM
This will be all over SDCC.

Hopefully I can get me some posters.

Grange Wallis
07-15-2008, 09:55 PM
Here is a new trailer for The Spirit!! I actually loved Sin City, so this is a must see for me! Can't wait!:

Frank Miller's The Spirit Gets a Funky New Trailer (http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/07/14/frank-millers-the-spirit-gets-a-funky-new-trailer/)

That trailer (http://www.livevideo.com/video/embedLink/608659D3219B49F989E9D8DF23E724C3/714581/new-trailer-for-the-spirit-.aspx) Is a great apology for the teaser... It's made me want to see the film more now.

CelticPredator
07-15-2008, 10:35 PM
The Teaser looked AWESOME....now..it looks really, really weird. Not in a good way.

Sick Boy 82
09-26-2008, 06:12 PM
Here's a new mucho badass trailer!! Can't wait for this movie!!

Must Watch: Badass Final Trailer for Frank Miller's The Spirit (http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/09/26/must-watch-badass-final-trailer-for-frank-millers-the-spirit/)

IronFingaz
09-27-2008, 08:34 AM
:rock :rock :rock :rock :rock

Can't wait to see it!!!!

RJMacReady16
09-27-2008, 08:40 AM
Certainly not the direction I would like to have seen....

But it will probably be good.

Darth Caedus
09-27-2008, 09:50 AM
It looked pretty good at SDCC, I'll pony up and get a ticket to it.

screamingmetal
09-27-2008, 01:47 PM
I'm more intrigued then I was before.
I sure hope those Muttonchops on the Octopus were intended to look fake because it's extremely obvious.

Kuzeh
12-25-2008, 05:55 PM
Well...
I "saw" this today... and to sum it up...
I walked out of the movie theater...
This is only the 3rd time I've walked out of a theater...
this is the worst P.O.S. I've seen in years...
seriously... AVOID THIS AT ALL COSTS!!!
I'm just glad I didn't pay to watch this, I feel bad for all the people
that did...
It's so bad I wanted to punch Scarlett Johansson in the face!!
It's THAT bad!!!

Darklord Dave
12-25-2008, 06:33 PM
I didn't walk out. It has the same fascination as watching a train wreck as it's happening, although with worse performances. Scarlett proves that she really needs a decent director to make her a competent actor and while the other actors do their jobs, the dialogue they have to say is laughable (but not in a good way).

In fact, I'm sure Miller thought he was making the funniest movie ever made, but there isn't a single person in the whole world that shares his sense of humor.

And we should be thankful to the studio gods that Miller never got to make a Batman movie - because I'm sure this is exactly how he'd do it. There are shots lifted straight from The Dark Knight Returns. Please, please, please someone take Buck Rogers away from him!

CelticPredator
12-25-2008, 06:37 PM
Seeing this tonight. So....

Bonehead15
12-25-2008, 06:39 PM
I plan on seeing this over the weekend just so I can see how bad it really is.:monkey3



I just knew that this film was going to horrible.


It's a shame since I am a big fan of the Spirit. :monkey2

CelticPredator
12-25-2008, 06:40 PM
I was hoping for a seriously fun movie....but yeah, it does look pretty ^^^^ty now. Trailers looked like all kinds of fun.

Darklord Dave
12-25-2008, 07:07 PM
I was hoping for a seriously fun movie....but yeah, it does look pretty ^^^^ty now. Trailers looked like all kinds of fun.

Then you might like it.

My feeling was from the trailers that it was going to be hopeless.

occulum
12-25-2008, 07:10 PM
this ^^^^in sux .... dont really care much about it, but I'll bet this will kill all chances of Sin CIty 2 .... :banghead

Darklord Dave
12-25-2008, 07:15 PM
this ^^^^in sux .... dont really care much about it, but I'll bet this will kill all chances of Sin CIty 2 .... :banghead

Hadn't really thought about it, but the hate for this movie just might prevent anyone from seeing Sin City 2 if it got made. And the style is EXACTLY the same as Sin City, with no deviation at all - despite this being a comedy (at least I think that's what is intended).

CelticPredator
12-25-2008, 08:03 PM
Then you might like it.

My feeling was from the trailers that it was going to be hopeless.

I lower my expectations.

tomandshell
12-25-2008, 08:24 PM
I like this quote from Ebert:


There is not a trace of human emotion in it. To call the characters cardboard is to insult a useful packing material.

I almost want to go see it now just to see how any movie could possibly be as bad as this sounds from the reviews and word of mouth.

lobox42
12-25-2008, 08:26 PM
I saw the Spitit movie few min. ago SUCKS!!!:sleep

fanboyz
12-25-2008, 08:33 PM
Hot Toys might be regretting to license such an awful movie. I never saw it but after reading the some of the review online, I get a sense of the abomination. Hopefully Watchman will measure better.

Batty
12-25-2008, 08:34 PM
Frank should stick to writing. The thought of him directing Buck Rogers next is worrisome.

Darklord Dave
12-25-2008, 08:47 PM
Hot Toys might be regretting to license such an awful movie. I never saw it but after reading the some of the review online, I get a sense of the abomination. Hopefully Watchman will measure better.

Lionsgate did a wonderful of job of pushing the merchandise out on this film. Seems like there's more crap for The Spirit than Iron Man or TDK. I'm sure of a lot of licensees are going to be regretting it. But I've preordered my figures. HT probably won't make too many of them.

CelticPredator
12-25-2008, 08:57 PM
Regardless if the movie is good or not, I still want the HT Spirit. He's just cool looking. How was Gabe in the movie Dave?

Shai
12-25-2008, 10:03 PM
So the movie sucked ? will rent it eventually.

CelticPredator
12-26-2008, 12:23 AM
Yes. The movie sucked. It sucked hard. Goddamn.

BXCOLLECTOR
12-26-2008, 12:32 AM
damn is this movie really that bad

CelticPredator
12-26-2008, 12:40 AM
Worse. I think I was midway through the movie before I just gave up, and watched the pretty colors.


Although, Frank Miller gets his head ripped off by Sam Jackson, and then he uses it to beat up the Spirit. So....

BadMoon
12-26-2008, 06:40 AM
Man I was actually looking forward to this movie. IGN gave it a 1.5 out of 10. And after reading some of your guys reviews I guess I wont bother.

Kuzeh
12-26-2008, 10:26 AM
Seriously people,
Frank Miller and the producers of this film DON'T deserve
a dime of your hard earned money...
DON'T pay for this movie, don't rent it..
This movie is a joke in the worst possible way...
I read in one review that it's replacing Battlefield Earth as the worst Sci-Fi/Hollywood attempt...

lobox42
12-26-2008, 10:58 AM
This movie is the worst movie, people leave before the end, I spend my money and my time with my family for nothing!!!

BadMoon
12-26-2008, 10:58 AM
Damn only 14% on Rottentomatos. LOL! This movie really must be ^^^^. :banana

DarkArtist81
12-26-2008, 10:59 AM
Damn... Glad I didn't go and see it. :lol

BadMoon
12-26-2008, 11:00 AM
Damn... Glad I didn't go and see it. :lol

I am bummed though. I really was hoping for a good one. :monkey2

DarkArtist81
12-26-2008, 11:01 AM
I am bummed though. I really was hoping for a good one. :monkey2

Same here, I was really looking forward to it too. :monkey2

uscmhicks
12-26-2008, 11:02 AM
wow ... thats a shame. :lol
I was looking forward to it too.

Darth Caedus
12-26-2008, 11:05 AM
But with Eva Mendez AND Scarlotte Johansen, how can you go so wrong??? Do you see any nakedness??

BadMoon
12-26-2008, 11:08 AM
But with Eva Mendez AND Scarlotte Johansen, how can you go so wrong??? Do you see any nakedness??

Its PG-13. Don't think so.

CelticPredator
12-26-2008, 11:48 AM
You see Eva's butt. Thats it.

Kuzeh
12-26-2008, 01:31 PM
But with Eva Mendez AND Scarlotte Johansen, how can you go so wrong??? Do you see any nakedness??

As impossible as it sounds,
they did go wrong... very wrong...
nothing can be salvaged from this train wreck of a movie...
Eva has the better acting of every body else,
so imagine how bad it is....

EVILFACE
12-26-2008, 01:33 PM
But with Eva Mendez AND Scarlotte Johansen, how can you go so wrong??? Do you see any nakedness??

Even The Other Boleyn Girl who had both Johansen and Natalie Portman, was a bore to set through.

Darklord Dave
12-26-2008, 05:21 PM
But with Eva Mendez AND Scarlotte Johansen, how can you go so wrong???

And Paz Vega and Sarah Paulsen and the hot rookie Jewish cop Morgenstern who wears her police uniform like a stripper.

I just saw one of Sam J and Scarlett's costumes at the ARclight - the cool costumes must be elsewhere because they just had his lab jacket outfit. But I didn't realize Sam is so small. And Scarlett is teeny tiny.

barbelith
12-26-2008, 06:04 PM
But I didn't realize Sam is so small. And Scarlett is teeny tiny.

Almost everyone in Hollywood is much smaller than you'd expect. The camera really does add heft. The women in particular are built like Battle Droids.

The Mike
12-26-2008, 10:04 PM
The Spoofs have already begun.

<object width="480" height="418" id="VideoPlayer"><param name="movie" value="http://www.g4tv.com/lv3/35723" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed src="http://www.g4tv.com/lv3/35723" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" name="VideoPlayer" width="480" height="418" allowScriptAccess="always" allowFullScreen="true" /></object>

BXCOLLECTOR
12-26-2008, 10:27 PM
:lol that ^^^^ was Stupid

CelticPredator
12-27-2008, 12:33 AM
Sums up the movie perfectly at the end.


HO! HO! HOWORE!

LOTRFan
12-27-2008, 11:09 AM
Sad to hear, I will wait for DVD. :(


Personally, between SC and 300 this style is starting to get played out -- that is why I was afraid Watchmen was going this way too.

CelticPredator
12-27-2008, 01:16 PM
What style? Theres only been 3 Frank Miller style movies, and Watchmen is nothing like Frank's.

GrueSam
12-27-2008, 02:56 PM
Jeez.

I guess I don't know nuthin'. :dunno
And knowing nothing about The Spirit and loving Miller's style, I liked the movie.
It was fun for my uneducated eyes to see.

So there. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/gruesam/Emoticons/femtease.gif

UTtoyfan
12-27-2008, 03:26 PM
Once I saw the last few trailers for this, I had a feeling it would be bad. Sad to know that it's true :(
SO like any other bad movie, I'll put it in my Netflix queue. :lol

DarkArtist81
12-27-2008, 03:31 PM
What style? Theres only been 3 Frank Miller style movies, and Watchmen is nothing like Frank's.

I think he meant that Zack might make the movie with the same kind of style that 300 had. Sin City, The Spirit and 300 all had that painted look.. minimal sets and props, like a comic come to life.

Watchmen could have been done that way, but I think it would have been bad to do that. It's better more realistic than that.

LOTRFan
12-27-2008, 03:37 PM
What style? Theres only been 3 Frank Miller style movies, and Watchmen is nothing like Frank's.

Ummmm, let's see the superstylized slo-mo everything. Yeah, after about one film it has run it's course.

And YES the Watchman being directed by Zack Snyder could and DID/DOES look like Miller's work -- fortunately it has been confirmed that this is very much a live-action film.

CelticPredator
12-27-2008, 03:42 PM
Watchmen looks nothing like Miller's work. Not in the least.

That being said, the slow mo is Zack's thing. I have no problem with it because it captures a certin panel in the comic. Blake's death, Rorshach's make shift flame thrower, Dr. M's birth...ect. Its a smart way to do that, and works perfectly.

Kuzeh
12-27-2008, 04:43 PM
Jeez.

I guess I don't know nuthin'. :dunno
And knowing nothing about The Spirit and loving Miller's style, I liked the movie.
It was fun for my uneducated eyes to see.

So there. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/gruesam/Emoticons/femtease.gif

You're kidding right?... :lol
:confused:
right? :confused:

usswanker
12-27-2008, 05:02 PM
Dang its to bad this moive was a train wreck. I was hoping to see it but not after hearing all this.

Eli26
12-27-2008, 05:07 PM
Dang its to bad this moive was a train wreck. I was hoping to see it but not after hearing all this.

I wasn't a fan of Sin City or 300, so not surprised this wasn't that great. Especially since Frank Miller had taken full creative control of this movie's direction.

GrueSam
12-27-2008, 05:59 PM
You're kidding right?... :lol
:confused:
right? :confused:
No.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/gruesam/Emoticons/smack.gif



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/gruesam/Emoticons/femtease.gif

The Ween
12-27-2008, 08:11 PM
Jeez.

I guess I don't know nuthin'. :dunno
And knowing nothing about The Spirit and loving Miller's style, I liked the movie.
It was fun for my uneducated eyes to see.

So there. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/gruesam/Emoticons/femtease.gif

Though I haven't seen it, chances are I'd like it too. I noticed alot of movies in the least favorite movie thread that people hate I enjoyed. Maybe we just don't expect too much? :dunno

CelticPredator
12-27-2008, 08:43 PM
I enjoy crappy but fun films. This was all crap, and no fun. Like zero.

GrueSam
12-27-2008, 11:29 PM
Though I haven't seen it, chances are I'd like it too. I noticed alot of movies in the least favorite movie thread that people hate I enjoyed. Maybe we just don't expect too much? :dunno
I bet you would like it! The styling was great and Gabriel Macht is hot! :drool

We went in expecting nothing. And know nothing about the character...
:dunno

We enjoyed it. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/gruesam/Emoticons/smile45.gif

Morbach
12-29-2008, 09:18 AM
I don't think this movie looks that great so I'll just rent it.:D

galactiboy
12-29-2008, 01:04 PM
Glad for the warning of how bad this is... I at least hoped it would be a fun watch. Too bad.

CelticPredator
12-29-2008, 02:06 PM
Its not. Nothing in this movie is fun. I wanted to leave after the 3rd Egg joke.

The ill Jedi
12-29-2008, 02:24 PM
I'll still watch it and make up my own mind, the trailers looked fun, so I'm sure I'll enjoy it.

LOTRFan
12-29-2008, 02:25 PM
I'm with Is on this; there are a few BD out there with "movie cash" in them that I wanted, so I won't be out anything.

The ill Jedi
12-29-2008, 02:28 PM
I'm with Is on this; there are a few BD out there with "movie cash" in them that I wanted, so I won't be out anything.
There ya go! :rock

Which BD's have the Movie Cash?

LOTRFan
12-29-2008, 02:34 PM
There ya go! :rock

Which BD's have the Movie Cash?

I saw them at Best Buy, I think it was Rocky Balboa among others - I honestly can't remember but I know they were decent. :banghead:duh

The Mike
12-29-2008, 07:43 PM
9. "The Spirit," Lionsgate, $6,463,278, 2,509 locations, $2,576 average, $10,305,501, one week.

That is really bad....it should be interesting to see what kind of hit Frank Miller takes for this one.

Agent23
12-29-2008, 10:00 PM
I wanted to see this, it looked cool to me. And, I love Eva Mendes and Scarlett Johansson both....

Then again, I can just stay home and watch Mike's sig (Alba) for free.

:drool

Buttmunch
12-31-2008, 10:25 PM
Finally saw this today. It was just OK. Nothing great. But Samuel L. Jackson made the show for me. He was great. I'd really like to see the second wave of Hot Toys' figures include him in his Nazi oufit. That was my favorite because it was just so hilarious!

CelticPredator
12-31-2008, 10:43 PM
I love Sam Jackson...but I wanted his character dead after the first 5 minutes. Hated him so much.

BXCOLLECTOR
01-01-2009, 01:52 AM
:lol:lol:lol

CelticPredator
01-01-2009, 01:57 AM
Whhoooo! Thats funny! Toilets are always funny!111

Buttmunch
01-01-2009, 02:01 AM
No, but black guys dressed as Nazis and Samurais are :lol

CelticPredator
01-01-2009, 02:04 AM
Jesus....that was awful.

"Smells like dental.....and Nazi's...great..."

turtlepower73
01-01-2009, 08:57 AM
it's funny the character samuel l jackson plays.actually in the comics and things of the past you never really see this guy totally.he is kind of a mystery very elusive. it's going to be a good movie.

bagelsncheesey
01-01-2009, 03:43 PM
Loved the movie myself. Fantastic job by Miller, wrote it for the screen really well. Like watching a graphic novel... most people forget about that.

gman
01-02-2009, 08:21 AM
looks like a dvd rental on this one.

cablecommander
01-05-2009, 11:25 AM
I thought this movie sucked. I was really disappointed. The only things that I liked were, Eva Mendes and those funny stupid fat guys.

GrueSam
01-06-2009, 12:41 PM
Loved the movie myself. Fantastic job by Miller, wrote it for the screen really well. Like watching a graphic novel... most people forget about that.
Thank you, Mr Bagles.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/gruesam/Emoticons/hi5.gif
Remind me to buy you a beer at Con, 'kay?

-samantha http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/gruesam/Emoticons/5.gif

CelticPredator
01-06-2009, 03:44 PM
Well, you would need a lot of beers to enjoy the movie...at all. Maybe some LSD, or crack. Pot is too soft, you'll need the hardest of hardcore drugs to watch this....:D

The Mike
01-06-2009, 03:50 PM
You see Eva's butt. Thats it.

You know I saw this online, it was a cam upload but still its a lot flatter in this film then I remember. I remember from Training Day and a couple other her having a nice, shapely, rotund behind....in this one it looked long and flat as if in clothes it'd be nicely supported by the structure of the clothing but unsupported its look droopy which it did. This "thinning" of Hollywood is going too far....disappointing.

CelticPredator
01-06-2009, 04:01 PM
Yeah. Her booty was kinda small. But I didnt care about ANYTHING by that point.

Lee in MI
01-06-2009, 04:12 PM
Seriously people,
Frank Miller and the producers of this film DON'T deserve
a dime of your hard earned money...
DON'T pay for this movie, don't rent it..
This movie is a joke in the worst possible way...
I read in one review that it's replacing Battlefield Earth as the worst Sci-Fi/Hollywood attempt...

Dayum!!!! As bad as Battlefield Earth!!!!!???????!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Darklord Dave
01-06-2009, 07:24 PM
Thank you, Mr Bagles.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/gruesam/Emoticons/hi5.gif
Remind me to buy you a beer at Con, 'kay?

-samantha http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/gruesam/Emoticons/5.gif

I don't think he's old enough to drink.

SNIKT1950
07-31-2017, 12:54 PM
Caught a bit of this last night on cable. Some thoughts:

-What a steaming pile of dog ****.

-Instant evidence that a comics genius isn't a natural filmmaker.

-Sam Jackson is ****ing hilarious. I commend him for playing along to this outrageous garbage.

-There's a trippy undertone to this film that could have been pure genius had Miller just remained a writer and a solid auteur was helming the picture. Gaspar Noe would have made an amazing movie for instance and explored said trippy undertone fully.

-Yet another example of why great trailers don't equate to great movies. After the movie ended I rewatched the original Teaser (beautifully borrowing the theme from De Palma's Untouchables) and man, that was great. Incredible how a teaser that great amounted to such a crap film.

-Appropriately ended Miller's Directing career.