Friday, April 17, 2009

The Spirit



Tempted to call this a good bad film but I won’t. Great cinematography, loads of eye candy -- exhibit A: Mendes, Eva -- watching it on mute is almost enjoyable…. Almost. Brings back 80s flashbacks of “Flash Gordon”. Today’s fanboys want their comic book adaptations taken seriously. Going camp was a gamble and Frank Miller rolled snake eyes. An R-rating might also have been the way to go, but I’m sure the marketing folks had images of “Spirit” lunchboxes and “Dr. Octopus” action figures with kung-fu grips, dancing in their heads. A semi-interesting failure.

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