MY CITY SCREAMS. SHE IS MY LOVER. AND I AM HER SPIRIT.
In Central City, the Spirit (Gabriel Macht) prepares to do battle with his worst enemy (Samuel L. Jackson)… and deal with the return of his former teenage sweetheart (Eva Mendes). After co-directing Sin City (2005), celebrated graphic-novel artist Frank Miller directed this take on Will Eisner’s 1940’s comic-book hero. Visually similar to Sin City, this is an intriguing blend between live action and animation. OK cast, but the movie desperately needs heroes, villains and a story that generate excitement.
2008-U.S. 108 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed by Frank Miller. Comic Book: Will Eisner. Cast: Gabriel Macht (The Spirit), Eva Mendes (Sand Saref), Scarlett Johansson (Silken Floss), Samuel L. Jackson (Octopus), Sarah Paulson, Dan Lauria.