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 departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at lookingcloser.org soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.

  • 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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