That’s The Spirit!

Roger Ebert:

The Spirit is mannered to the point of madness. There is not a trace of human emotion in it. To call the characters cardboard is to insult a useful packing material.

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Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • http://popcultureentertainment.wordpress.com Brandon S.

    Might I interject that Ebert and the critcs are being way too hard on the movie – it always mystifies me when a movie as intentionally ridiculous, incoherent, cliched, and downright ludicrous as The Spirit is gets slammed for being all of the above – Ebert criticizes the movie for using “Hercules” and “Heracles” interchangeably – but Ebert must have missed something, because that’s not the case at all, and the script even calls to attention to it purposefully. I saw the movie – and yes, it is pretty ridiculous – but also pretty fun. I liked it way better than Sin City, which was highly overrated.

  • http://liffondork.blogspot.com Melissa

    That movie looked extremelly dumb. :P


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