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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New Spirit Trailer Is Tiny Beacon Of Light In A Sin City World

Frank Miller's The Spirit has a new trailer out - And it's mountains better than the previous acid-trip take. We've talked enough about how this is a bad Sin City remake of The Spirit, but for the first time, in this trailer Miller is presenting a vision of the movie that straddles both the campy and the dark without leaning too heavy on either side. Should there should be this much drama in a movie about The Spirit? Probably not but, at least from this point of view, it looks palatable. Still, I'm really on the fence if whacking someone in the nuts with a big wrench justifies all the dark green screen and scary movie-esque music.

I have a feeling that The Spirit is going to be loaded with lots of successful "Is every damn woman in this damn hell hold out of her damn mind," followed by experimental fail "Do I look like a good girl," but what you can say without a shred of a doubt is that this is A Frank Miller Movie. Does that mean that I want it to be Millerized? I really don't think so, but I'm sure that it's going to have lots of references for fans that will be pleasing and moments that will be cringe-worthy.

That being said, I enjoyed The Spirit's "I'm going to kill you all kinds of dead," Well, minus the Batman-esque whispering. Do I have more hope for this film after watching this trailer, yes., but do I still think that "toilets are always funny?" No.

What do you guys think: Is the new trailer a beacon of hope for this flick?