New Spirit Trailer Still Looks Goofy

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scene from the spirit New Spirit Trailer Still Looks Goofy
Samuel L. Jackson & Gabriel Macht in a scene from The Spirit

There is another (and presumbaly, final) trailer for Frank Miller’s movie version of The Spirit. Up until now, everything about his film has looked ridiculous and pretty awful. I will say that this latest trailer is MUCH better than the previous one or the footage shown at Comic-Con this Summer.

But don’t take that as a ringing endorsement.

I won’t delay any more… watch the trailer for yourself:


To me, this still looks goofy and cheesy beyond belief. There are a couple of hints of the footage we saw at Comic-Con, but it is (wisely) shown only briefly throughout this trailer. I think this trailer is a reaction to the online reaction to what’s been seen so far, and an attempt to make it look more “serious.”

I still don’t buy it. I could turn out wrong, but this looks to me like camp on the level of the old Adam West Batman TV series. I kid you not.

I guess we’ll find out soon enough when The Spirit opens on Christmas Day.


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  1. Sin City on Acid?

  2. Christmas day, or there abouts is when the worst movies are brought out. Everyone has seen everything else or haven’t been paying attention to news and advertising. Along come afternoon that day, many people will get bored and wonder what’s playing at the cineplex..
    Well if it’s any good it’s been playing awhile. Which goes to show ya, do anything and everything before Christmas and avoid seeing movies. Then, if your one of those that just has to get out of the house on the holiday, or there abouts avoid the Christmas release. Because if you don’t do it this way, odds are, there won’t be anything worth seeing, you can bet on it.

    The one caveat to this is perhaps the holiday centric movie. If it’s about the holiday its got a chance, but only a chance.. That’s all I got to say about that except, you have been warned! :)

  3. I happen to think this movie looks highly entertaining, granted im not a fan of the source material but for sheer entertainment value this movie looks great.

  4. and get me a tie … and it better be red 😉

  5. Maybe releasing terrible footage first then this later was their plan all along. I freely admit that after the first few clips I saw I was put off by this movie because I’m not much of a softcore porn guy; however, in comparison, this trailer actually makes me want to see the movie.

    If not for the cheesy tough-guy lines and femme fatale ( Kurt Russel / Army of Darkness fan )


  6. That’s a rental…

  7. I’m actually curious about this one…

  8. Looks pretty cool to me, Love the stylish look. It’s a movie based on a graphic novel, I’m sure to people who have no idea what Watchmen is, that looks pretty campy and “cheesy” too.

  9. @The Mantis

    This looks as different from Watchmen as night and day. NO COMPARISON whatsoever.


  10. Wow. Still looks like a turd. I’ll wait for a review (Vic!). Surprised at the PG – 13 rating tho. But the Spirit comics, IMO, were never “R” at all.

  11. I remember when Miller could do no wrong. but now he turns out stuff like the Dark Knight sequel and All Star Batman and it makes you think what happened. Oh yeh and line like “I’m the g***** Batman” just make it worse.

  12. At least now I may rent it. Before it was never going to be seen by me. PG-13? Eh.

  13. Kinda reminds me of the Dick Tracy movie a while back. Very stylish…but not a great movie. I watched Dick Tracy and enjoyed it…there may be hope.

  14. Looks like it takes place in a different town in Sin City Country (Screaming City?). It looks cheesey. It looks camp. It looks like silly fun. Although, if it’s not intending to be any of those things…FAIL!

  15. “I am the octopus. I got bigger everything.”

    Mhm. Compensating for something there..?

    Maybe I’ll check it out for a laugh, however I’m quite certain that’s not what it had set out to be.

  16. hmm, does anyone know the name of the song that plays in the trailer and who it’s by?

    the song starts playing right when it says “BASED UPON THE COMIC BOOK SERIES BY WILL EISNER”
    it would be amazing if someone could tell me