By Brad Brevet
December 21st 2008
I must say thanks to Peter at SlashFilm as he managed to find the trailer I was unable to as one critic has called The Spirit “Brilliant,” “Jaw-Dropping” and “One of the best films of the year.” I was searching all over YouTube for this thing all day after seeing it numerous times this weekend. The greatest thing is how the voice over guy refers to the person saying these things as “critics” – plural – when it turns out to be someone named Scott Hoffman from MoviePictureFilm.com. Ahhh, what a way to get your name in a trailer eh?
I can assure you that Frank Miller’s The Spirit is not brilliant, not jaw-dropping, is definitely not one of the best films of the year and when Hoffman’s quotes end by saying “It will blow you away,” I don’t think I need to tell you the truth.
Hoffman does not have a published review of the film so he must have been cornered by a Lionsgate publicist (perhaps at gun point) and asked for a pull quote, or two, or three, or four and this is the result. What a joke, I have no problem with someone liking this film, but this is adulation to the point of absurdity and I believe anyone that has also seen this film would agree with me.