"The Spirit" inspires us to talk femme fatales (AfterEllen.com)

Christmas day is just around the corner, and you know what that means: ribbons, tags, packages, boxes, bags — and the release of half a dozen much-hyped, mega-budget films. Among them is the movie adaptation of Will Eisner’s The Spirit. It doesn’t have any Nazis, puppies or backward-aging babies, but it promises killer performances from a bevy of women who want nothing more than seduction and destruction.

Scarlett Johansson plays Silken Floss, a frigid vixen; Eva Mendes plays Sand Saref, a conniving jewel thief; and Jaime King plays Lorelei, a phantom siren.

Of course, no superhero’s tale would be complete without the quick-witted girl next door. To balance out Spirit‘s femme fatales is the police commissioner’s daughter, Ellen Dolan, played by out actress Sarah Paulson.

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