7/16/08

On the Screen #3: The Spirit Trailer

A new trailer for The Spirit hit the web recently. I remember seeing a teaser trailer for The Spirit before Iron Man a few months back, and really didn't know what to think. My first impression was that director Frank Miller took a whole lot of notes from Robert Rodriguez during the making of Sin City, because it looked like The Spirit picks up where Sin City left off.

The new trailer gives a bit more of a look at the new flick. Now, let me tell you, Frank Miller has a big reservoir of trust built up, as I'm a huge fan of his work. Sin City is one of my favorite series of all time, and one of these days I'm going to bite the bullet and buy the whole series in that gorgeous Absolute edition. But unfortunately, I have no prior interest in The Spirit as a character or a movie. My only exposure to The Spirit, has been in the few pages of the book included in creator Will Eisner's classic text Comics and Sequential Art. The trailer is high on style, short on any clue to the narrative, so I'm not sure what to make of it.

The one thing it has going for it, and this should be no surprise to Frank Miller fans...gorgeous dames. Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, and Jaimie King (who played Goldie in Sin City.)

So, give the trailer a look, and let me know what you think.



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1 comment:

ALAN said...

personally I'm a big Spirit fan from the Eisner days to this last run with Cooke and these trailers look like the exact opposite of what I'd want in a Spirit movie. This is Sin City part 2, not the Spirit. The coloring is Sin City, the editing looks like Sin City, etc. Totally uninterested in this film I hate to say.