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Is it too early in 2009 to pick one of the worst movies of the year?  Big star names like Eva Mendes Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johanssen may draw some movie-goers.  But just a few minutes in and you’ll be rolling your eyes.  The Spirit is based on the comic book series.  The Spirit is a policeman who died, only to be brought back to life by a bad guy who is kind of a mad scientist.  Now he is impossible to kill, at least for the time being – he doesn’t know when the effect will wear off.  Samuel L. Jackson is the bad guy, the Octopuss, and Scarlett Johanssen is his sidekick.  Gabriel Macht is The Spirit and Eva Mendes is his former flame turned jewel thief.  Very campy, over the top.  Interesting graphics, and shots – mostly played for laughs, but overall, just really dumb.

 


 

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The Spirit (2008)

PG-13 103 min - Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime, Science Fiction - 25 December 2008
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Down these mean streets a man must come. A hero born, murdered, and born again. When a Rookie cop named Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces from the shadows of Central City, the Octopus who kills anyone unfortunate enough to see his face who has other plans. He's going to wipe out the entire city.

Director:  Frank Miller
Stars:  Gabriel Macht, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes, Paz Vega, Jaime King, Dan Lauria, Sarah Paulson, Stana Katic, Frank Miller, Eric Balfour, Dan Gerrity, Kimberly Cox

Storyline

Down these mean streets a man must come. A hero born, murdered, and born again. When a Rookie cop named Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces from the shadows of Central City, the Octopus who kills anyone unfortunate enough to see his face who has other plans. He's going to wipe out the entire city.


Tagline: I'm gonna kill you all kinds of dead.

Genres: Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime, Science Fiction

Details

Official Website:  http://www.mycityscreams.com/
Country:   United States of America
Language:  French, English
Release Date:  25 December 2008

Box Office

Budget:  $60,000,000
Revenue:  $39,031,337

Company Credits

Production Companies:  DC Comics, Lionsgate, Odd Lot Entertainment, Media Magik Entertainment, Dark Lot Entertainment, Continental Entertainment Group (CEG)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 43 min
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