Sucking "The Spirit" Out of Will Eisner’s Vision (The Stute)

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Matt Neuteboom


Did you manage to catch a viewing of “Watchmen” while on Spring Break? If you’re a Stevens student, that should be an automatic “yes.” While I would love to sit down and dissect the ups and downs of that brilliant movie, this week it is my unfortunate privilege to review a different comic book movie: “The Spirit.”

I wish “The Spirit” was half as awesome as Watchmen, but the two simply cannot be compared. “The Spirit” is Frank Miller‘s creative reinterpretation of Will Eisner‘s post-WWII comic about an ex-detective named Danny Colt who returns from the dead as the superhero The Spirit (Gabriel Macht). The Spirit seems to be some sort of weird Batman spin-off, except for the fact that he walks around in broad daylight and his closest friend is a cat.

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Copyright 2009 Will Eisner: A Spirited Life by Bob Andelman

About Bob Andelman @andelman (Twitter)

Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 15 books, including The Wawa Way with Howard Stoeckel, Building Atlanta with Herman J. Russell, Fans Not Customers with Vernon W. Hill, founder of Commerce Bank and Metro Bank UK, Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman's Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).