New York Magazine Movie Preview: The Spirit

By Dan Kois
New York Magazine
August 10, 2008

THE SPIRIT (Lionsgate)
Tagline: “My city screams.”
Translation: As does the ghost of Will Eisner.
The Verdict: Frank Miller, writer of 300 and Sin City, got his first solo directing gig with The Spirit, the landmark creation of Eisner, legendary comics artist and inventor of the graphic novel. And from the campy set-pieces, overheated dialogue, lack of action, and overreliance on femme fatales, it’s hard not to think that it won’t be his last— or the last superhero movie, period.

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