MTV.com has The Spirit teaser trailer that debuted at the New York Comic Con today. It has a real Sin City vibe going for it…
Update: the trailer’s on YouTube as well:
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I am ecstatic about this. Was not really even interested in this trailer but now I can’t wait to see what Miller does. I keep thinking about those pages where the Spirit would be stepping out of panel and defying the “comic rules”, hoping Miller has found a way to do something similar on the big screen.
I am ecstatic about this. Was not really even interested in this till i saw the trailer; but now I can’t wait to see what Miller does. I keep thinking about those pages where the Spirit would be stepping out of panel and defying the “comic rules”, hoping Miller has found a way to do something similar on the big screen.
It did seem to be hitting some cartoony beats in the movement. So the “Sin City style” might really backfire on them if fans of that movie go in thinking “crazy stylized blood and violence” and get a cartoony noir adventure instead. Unless there actually is some crazy stylized blood and violence and then that’ll make the other half of the audience mad that is expecting something more like the original stories.
It looks like if I want to see a Spirit movie close to the spirit(no pun intended) of Eisner’s work, I should just re-watch Warren Beatty’s Dick Tracy. As much as I loved Sin City(the last thing Miller had his name on that I actually enjoyed), I thought they were already doing a sequel to it. I’m starting to think now that Miller is hanging with the “cool” Hollywood types(have you seen those pics of his celebrity filled birthday party), he’s beginning to grow as out of touch with his comic book roots as that producer who wanted a Superman movie with gay robots, giant spiders, and polar bears.
Maybe they just did this for the trailer but the SIN CITY movie look wouldn’t work for THE SPIRIT because Will Eisner didn’t draw anything like Frank Miller. The Spirit isn’t the kind of bleak noir that Sin City is. Quite the opposite. Only occasional panels in The Spirit had the noir look, not the entire stories. Plus not all audiences loved the look of the SIN CITY movie. Some people found it so off putting and cartoonish that they walked out because they went in expecting a live action movie, not animation.
I liked the Sin City comics and movie, but let’s be honest: that did not seem like Will Eisner’s “The Spirit”; it seemed more like “Sin City” featuring a hard-boiled Frank Miller guy who is dressed kind of like The Spirit.
my only reading of “the spirit” was in vol 7 of “the escapist”, one of the latest works of will eisner.
and in this trailer is see something very different from the original.
despite that, i have a belief in frank miller, he wont screw this up, it supposed to be his favorite character.
but only time will tell…..
Hmmm…the scene of the SPIRIT running across the wire looked pretty bad. Not too much else to say about it. I might have to wait for this movie to come out on RedBox DVD rental. That way…I’ll only have to spend a dollar to see it. If I spend any more on it, I’ll feel like I got robbed.