The Spirit – Movie Review
The Spirit is another Frank Miller screenplay (300, Sin City) that is shot in a visually different way (mostly black and white with hyper reds and brilliants whites in unusual places). Everything about the movie seems “comic bookish”, the way people look, they way they talk, their names, the opening sequence of the spirit running across rooftops (running is so blah, how about he flips everytime he jumps). Some of the names that take me out of the movie immediately are Sand Serif (Eva Mendes, who apparently has a perfect ass in this movie), Silken Floss (Scarlett Johansson), Plaster of Paris (Paz Vega). Samuel Jackson is pretty over the top in this movie, but everyone is, I think that was the point.
Summary: It’s worth renting if you like this sort of movie (Sin City), but you could easily skip it and no one will ever bring it up.