Reviewed by: Ron Henriques – 12.18.08

2008 has been an interesting year for movies, but what makes me laugh is that what may be the best and worst films of the year are comic book movies. Everyone knows what a sensation ‘The Dark Knight’ (and lets not forget ‘Iron Man‘) was, earning not just the biggest box-office, but the highest praise from even critics who normally don’t like the superhero genre. I think you know where I’m going with this so I’m just going to come out and say it. Frank Miller’s ‘The Spirit’ is a piece of crap. And that’s just me being nice because I’m not talking about the crap you may get on your shoe due to some fool who forgot to properly dispose of his chewing gum. I’m talking about the crap that each of us flushes every morning, ‘Cept with all the advertising and TV ads we’ve seen for this flick over the past several months, this crap won’t flush away easily.

I won’t bore you with too many details or jokes because my job is to inform you on the quality of a feature, not do stand-up comedy. ‘The Spirit’ is a film that no matter how bad it looked or how bad I heard it was I still went into with an open mind. I wound up getting my mind blown and not in the fashion I like. This film is a complete mess from frame one and not even worth the film it was recorded on which should be burned immediately to save the participants from further embarrassment.

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