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      CommentAuthornativio289
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2008
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    The Spirit's city looks like a dirty whore.

    Sam Jackson being in a movie hasn't been a sure-fire sign of quality since about 1999, since that double shot of Deep Blue Sea and Phantom Menace.
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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
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    with just the look of it and how closely miller and rodriguez worked on the sin city film, makes you wonder how much of a solo adventure this was
    • CommentAuthorPablo
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
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    Are those Chuck Taylor's he's wearing as he leaps over the buildings?
    • CommentAuthorjohnmuth
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
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    nativio289: Sam Jackson being in a movie hasn't been a sure-fire sign of quality since about 1999, since that double shot of Deep Blue Sea and Phantom Menace.

    I think that him having a bit part doesn't make it his responsibility to be in a quality film. And Deep Blue Sea is a brilliant movie up until about 45 seconds after he gets eaten. Sometimes, you have to do a job, because of the experience. He got eaten by super-intelligent sharks and sat beside Yoda, wouldn't you want to do that?


    I feel about the same about The Spirit (movie) right now, as I did about Sin City. I'll look forward to seeing it, on DVD. These (style of) movies don't really hold up in the "Frank Miller" style. You want a movie that looks like Sin City, check out Renaissance. Plus it's dialogue and story are just as ... bad? (doesn't seem the right word, but it's still early.)


    -John
    • CommentAuthorSasha_mak
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
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    Yeah it does feel like Sin City. But really everything Miller has done in the past 15 years has been in Sin City land.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
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    I'm going to be honest in my ignorance and admit that I've never read The Spirit. I'll hopefully be fixing that soon though...

    That said, I'll probably watch it. I don't think Frank Miller has written anything that has interested me since the 80's, but like the rest of the movies based on his works, this one looks pretty to watch. I really couldn't care less about that meaningless "my city screams" crap that he's so good at.

    So I'll be expecting black and white contrasts, gritty off-screen monologues laced with metaphors, whores, whores, whores, and a sudden growth of a penis and a beard.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
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    Robin, allow me to be the first to wish you luck with your new growths.

    As a point of interest, what if Miller has put out this teaser in a very similar style to Sin City to remind people who's doing it? Remember, Miller's still rather new to doing movies, and he's used to comics, where a recognizable style can be seen as a great strength. From the poser, and even some of the images in the teaser, I think The Spirit will be a little more...visually textured, for lack of a better word, than Sin City was. More like a traditional movie than a moving comic book, which is what Sin City essentially was.
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    Bad: The black suit/red tie combo and the "my city screams" tagline make me think of horrible screamy emo bands.

    Good: the roof running, the music, and the fact that The Spirit seems to have like, a million cats. "Denny Colt: Cat Lady" amuses me for no good reason.

    Anyway, I'm thinking this is going to be more Dick Tracy 2: Monochrome Boogaloo than Sin City 2. I don't know if I'd say that's a bad thing.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
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    As a point of interest, what if Miller has put out this teaser in a very similar style to Sin City to remind people who's doing it? Remember, Miller's still rather new to doing movies, and he's used to comics, where a recognizable style can be seen as a great strength. From the poser, and even some of the images in the teaser, I think The Spirit will be a little more...visually textured, for lack of a better word, than Sin City was. More like a traditional movie than a moving comic book, which is what Sin City essentially was.


    I think it's likely. The stills they've officially releasing having color also points to this as well. You don't put Sam Jackson in such bright, outrageous outfits just to have it dulled in black and white.
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      CommentAuthornativio289
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
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    @Jonmuth - yeah, I realize the whole production isn't on his shoulders. I have heard people saying that his just being there (in any movie) is something that gives folks hope. I mean, who would have cared about Snakes on a Plane without SLJ?

    And of course, how cool was it in 1998- early 1999 thinking about Julius from Pulp Fiction running around in a light saber? And then we got him sitting on a bench, then cutting off Jango Fett's head and then getting tossed out a window. While talking like a robot.
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    I've only read that "Best of The Spirit" TP that DC put out a couple of years back, but I'm excited about this. I love Sin City (both the movie and the first four minis), I love 300 (both the movie and the comic), and this looks like a lot of fun. Plus, whatever faults Miller may have, the man has absolutely nothing but respect for Eisner, so I'm pretty sure he's going to do the best job he can with this.

    Will
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      CommentAuthorFerburton
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
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    I think there needs to be a touch of blue in there.

    Very Millerish, but I see the Eisner showing as well. I can dig it. No different then when he turned the Bat into what he thought it should be, he's just putting his own spin on it.
    • CommentAuthorDracko
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    People who can't enjoy Miller for Miller's sake probably can't tell a good joke when it's beating the crap out of them for lunch money.
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      CommentAuthorMegaGoosey
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
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    @Zombinoid
    Before Miller was ever a director there was this interview on the original "Blade" DVD. He ended up talking about how Will Eisner is his favorite writer. They even showed panels from The Spirit. That means he truly loves the material and will treat it with some sort of respect. That gives me hope. Plus, I'm digging the actors he's working with.

    Now I need to go read it for the first time...

    Oh make no mistake Miller looooooves Eisner. A lot. But I'm just worried that he'll make the Spirit into something much more Millery than Eisnery. You know, like saying things like "My city is both my mother and my lover."

    I'll give the movie a try, but my hopes aren't explodingly high.
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      CommentAuthorPete Martin
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008 edited
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    Did someone kill The Spirit's parents?
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      CommentAuthornativio289
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2008
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    @Pete Martin

    Jack Napier capped their asses.