The Spirit

13 04 2009

A good trailer really peaks my interest towards a movie or game. The trailer for The Spirit is one of the great trailers in recent memory as it immediately captivates the audience. This is in part due to the absurd imagery and unique art style but something is to be said of its pacing. Unfortunately, the film itself is rife with cliches whose only pleasure is the invoking of a few childish smirks.

None of the characters, including The Spirit, are defined in any meaningful way making no one in particular very likable. A plot with the bad guy, the octopus, in search of immortality and world domination feels ripped out of the video game story cliche book.

To be continued…

score: 45% | metacritic: 30

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