The Spirit Trailer: Action Movie Or Soft Core Porn?

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the spirit trailer2 The Spirit Trailer: Action Movie Or Soft Core Porn?

There was a Youtube, bootleg version of the first full trailer for The Spirit out a couple of days ago, but I refuse to put those crappy versions up here on Screen Rant. Once those pop up you just have to wait a day or two and usually a decent version pops up, so here you go.

Now by “decent” I mean video quality and not the content of the trailer itself because my first gut-check reaction is that this isn’t looking too good at the moment…

I’ll admit I have ZERO familiarity with the comic series this movie is based on. Although Frank Miller (writer-artist of 300 and Sin City) is directing it, he is not the author of the source material – Will Eisner created the masked crime-fighting character in 1940. This is also Frank Miller’s first solo try at directing a film (he co-directed Sin City with Robert Rodriguez).

Now for all I know, this may actually be very faithful to the source material, and I understand that very unique visual styles have worked for movies based on Frank Miller stories – but to me this trailer looks like some weird, avant-garde soft core porn film.

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Am I off base here? Do you think this actually looks good?

The Spirit opens on December 25, 2008.

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  1. Just saw the “trailer”

    Yaaaahhh… no… sorry… Looks like $8 I’m going to save…

    :-D

  2. I really liked 300. Other than the whole weird animals and monsters thing, they got the jist of the real event. But they did kind of over glorify Leonidas’ force, because they didn’t do it alone. Xerxes was not an idiot and was well aware of their tactic of bottlenecking them on the narrow pass in order to minimize their front, so he had his Navy on standby and when he gave the word they were to sneak around Leonidas’ force and surround their army of 300. In the film, they quickly disregarded this aspect with storms that just magically ate up all of the ships, but in real life they had a Naval battle that kept Xerxes’ Navy from accomplishing this goal, but I guess they wanted to give 100% of the glory to Leonidas and his 300. It is the title of the movie after all I guess, lol.

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