Becky and I reluctantly went to see the film The Spirit the other night at the Kerasote theaters in Castle Rock, CO. The Fandango website at The Spirit describes the movie as follows.
“A detective prevents an attempt to release a substance that will leave the citizens of Central City in suspended animation. He is exposed to the goo, which gives him the ability to withstand any beating. He battles crime and a slew of femme fatales…”
The Spirit is going to go down as one of the worst movies of 2008 and we were tortured to sit through it in 2009. This movie has some really great star power, including Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson and Eva Mendes, but unfortunately it’s written and Directed by a huge hit or miss Director, Frank Miller, who’s on the same level of “buyer beware” as Quentin Tarantino.
Those two Directors are great at getting people into a seat to see a really crummy movie and The Spirit A Life Less Ordinary movie full is no exception. Remember that stupid flick by Tarantino about vampires in Texas or somewhere, I think it was called From Dusk Till Dawn, I tried to put it out of my mind, but it’s on about the same level as that absurd movie.
This movie sucked so bad that the theater should have paid us to sit there and watch it. It was an hour and forty-three minutes of agony that felt like it was 3 hours long! We should have left, but we were amazed that the actors didn’t walk off the set. Did Samuel Jackson need the money or what? I know, tell you how I really feel? Okay, I could have written and Directed a better movie with my kids and our pet cats. I’ve seen better YouTube videos. Shall I continue?
Becky hated The Spirit more than I did and I couldn’t take it. I like comic book characters, but this was a clown show. It definitely will go down as Samuel L. Jackson’s worst movie ever. His character was stupid. Actually, every character in this film was stupid. Although, Eva Mendes and the lead guy Gabriel Macht tried to pull off their characters. All we could figure is that Frank Miller had an alien abduction when he wrote it.
I guess I don’t need to tell you anymore. This is a definite Don’t Bother, it’s not even worth renting on the dollar rack. If they include it with another movie for free – tell them no. It’s that bad.
John – * Don’t Bother
Becky – * Don’t Bother
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