Another Unimpressive Trailer For 'The Spirit'

Here we have a short Christmas-themed TV spot/trailer for The Spirit thanks to Coming Soon. It seems like we’ve been getting an onslaught of marketing material for this movie, similar to The Day the Earth Stood Still. Maybe it just feels like it, because I don’t care for it that much.

When that happens in combination with trailers not getting much positive feedback, I get the feeling the movie will be bad and that the studios know it. It seems especially odd that this was released during the same week in which trailers for two other movies have been getting lots of love: Watchmen and Star Trek.

This little trailer looks cheap and to me it plays like a straight-to-DVD rip-off of Sin City. The campy style isn’t clicking and it doesn’t have any genuine cool-factor to get me excited for this. With the new Watchmen trailer out this week, this Spirit clip looks like some high school project.

Take a look and see what you think:


I’m not that excited for this film. In my opinion, they’ve had one decent trailer and a bunch of bad ones. I can’t see this film doing well at the box office for the cast it has. Maybe the leading ladies featured in the film can bring in the crowds though...

On a positive note, I think the background music of the trailer is from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas tour, which by the way, is one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen.

I know I'm being harsh here, but am I off-base? What do you think of this latest trailer/TV spot?

The Spirit stars Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes, Scarlett Johansson, and hits theaters on Christmas day, 2008.

Source: Coming Soon

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