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Thursday, January 1, 2009
Our Take On... The Spirit! - Part 1
Mood:  chillin'
Topic: Comic Book Movies

 

 

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Our Take On...

The Spirit!

Part 1 - Michael's Review Of The New Film Now Showing!

As blogged about previously... we didn't get to see 'The Spirit' when it opened on Christmas Day in Sedona, Arizona where we were vacationing as they did not have it showing in any of the 6 Theaters at Harkins!

We just arrived back from a late-afternoon showing of it at a local theater near us. We wanted to see this film, as the previews we had seen at the San Diego Comic International had made us realize that if we were to view this at all, it would be best to see it on the Big Screen....

Here are Michael's thoughts, who even though he has been a comic book fan / geek for many years, just was never into Will Eisner's 'The Spirit' character. (Gasp!) 

It turned out that our thoughts of watching it on the Big Screen were right. It is a film that needs to be seen on the Big Screen, just like Frank Miller's 'Sin City' was! Especially with the sound effects being so much better coming from all corners of the theater.

For Michael, the film was just a little too long, it probably could have used a little more editing IMHO.

The film's style was very beautiful to see, although cell phones and computers were a little strange to see with old model cars... The style was very similar to 'Sky Captain And The World of Tomorrow', which Michael did like!

The casting was superb, especially Eva Mende's role as Sand Sharef. Also Scarlett Johansson as Silken Floss did a very good job as the Octopus' accomplice. Sarah Paulson was just right for Ellen Dolan, the Commissioner's daughter.

Gabriel Macht was believable as Denny Colt / The Spirit, whereas Samuel L Jackson was just a little over the top for my taste. Louis Lombardi was very funny in his multiple roles!

What I really enjoyed was all the references to other Comics Creators and characters, i.e.: Iger Street, Ditko's Speedy Service, Donnenfeld the fence, Tuska (one of the cops), Robin in tights, Quick Draw McGraw, Thor's Hammer, the Flash Insignia on Octopus' back of his head, and several more!

Other than the film running a little too long, it was enjoyable and should be seen on the Big Screen. How it will translate to DVD showing later on TV sets is questionable. 

My rating for this film, an 8.0 out of 10.0 possible.

Tina's review will be in a Part 2 blog post!  She knew even less of The Spirit and is more of a mainstream viewer instead of a comic book fan. 

Until then.... Happy New Year to All of our blog readers!!

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Thanks for reading this blog post today, and please join us again for more!  BTW, besides blogging, we have over 472 Reviews that Tina and I have placed in our eBay Reviews Section. Just click here to see our latest reviews!

We were VERY pleased that our blog hit its' 300,000th visitor last week while we were on vacation in Sedona, Arizona... Thanks again to all of YOU reading our current and archived blog posts!

~ Michael and Tina
        
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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 5:54 PM PST
Updated: Thursday, January 1, 2009 7:39 PM PST
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