The Spirit Reviews
Watchable only by comedic so-bad-it's-good means, The Spirit is a trashy superhero film with visuals we've all seen before.
Superhero films doesn't do this. They give enough time for everyone to grit familiar with the universe while going on with the story to entertain the viewers. But this particular only went on with the story and showed weaknesses and being felt that it's getting out of the viewers' interest.
The film only relies on two things that were shown in the attractive, compelling teaser: the style and Gabriel Machet's voiceover; whilst forgetting or leaving out the bass music. The film only used those two tactics to keep the final product satisfying. But that failed due to long breaks between the appearances of the mentioned qualities. The rest of the film during those breaks was just showing the disappointment that was less than what was expected to be like.
The one minute-and-14 seconds teaser is more entertaining unfortunately. It's complete with the style and atmosphere that was expected to take most of the film. I really don't know why Frank Miller, the creator/director, didn't follow the way to expand the teaser into a feature-length film. It's a brain-stomper, but now we can see why the teaser is called a teaser because it'd inadvertently teased.
"The Spirit" is for only those who've seen creator and director Frank Miller's other adapted works to get to know his artistic style and read the graphic novel to know the style on print and the story to get familiar with it. (C+)
(Full review coming soon)
"F-" is my grade for the only use this movie will have is when you run out of clay pigeons and you wanna clear space on the shelve.
Liked it, still good visuals
If you really need a post-Sin City flick, I'd just wait til August 2014 when Sin City 2 comes out, rather than wasting your time watching this. Or I dunno, watch some porn -- you probably could find something with a deeper plot line than this story. seriously.
The style worked and was introduced with Sin City, but maybe because the entire film worked it suited it better in some way.