Monday, April 21, 2008

Noir-tastic


The teaser for Frank Miller's The Spirit is out. What do you think?

I've been pretty excited for this...Spirit creator Will Eisner was a genius, and comic-book-author-turned-director Miller, with his innate understanding of comics, seemed like a perfect fit. I have to say, though, that while it still looks really cool, the "pow" factor of its visuals - in the "comic book come to life" style of Miller's Sin City - has worn off a bit since that film's premiere.

No doubt, new and exciting technological advancements have been made in the last few years, and maybe The Spirit will blow everyone's minds (after all, the trailer doesn't show us too much). Still, while Miller creations 300 and Sin City marveled aesthetically, both seemed, to me, fairly hollow in other respects. Which is fine. But we know Miller can tell an excellent story - if you have any doubts, read The Dark Knight Returns - and Eisner's books should give him plenty of good stuff to work with. So, I remain hopeful...

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