Gabriel Macht as The Spirit

From what we’ve seen so far, I think that many people around the world of film and comics, including yours truly, have already condemned Frank Miller’s The Spirit. After the first full-length trailer and the footage that was shown at Comic-Con, we were less than impressed — nay, more like sorely disappointed. But in this second full-length trailer, which was released today on AOL Moviefone, the folks behind The Spirit seem to want to reach out a hand of reassurance — reassurance that this movie will be action-packed and possibly fun. Whether we reach back is yet to be seen. For now, lets have a look at this new trailer.

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I suppose we should begin with my thoughts, since I always seem to have plenty to say about this film. Well, at first glance I am impressed with the edgier feel to the trailer; no more of that lovey dovey “I love them all,” sad-sack attempt at sexiness. This movie is going to be PG-13, I doubt that the promise of this smoking hot cast is going to really pay off. Lets finally take this movie for what it is, Sin City meets Looney Tunes — “The Spirit” in name only. Once we understand that the cartoony nature of the film was intended from the start, we can judge it as such. In that regard, its not terrible — in fact, it looks like it could have some fun action to it. Although, I doubt that will comfort any “Spirit” fans out there who think Will Eisner is rolling over in his grave right now. But that’s just me.

What did you think of this new trailer for The Spirit?


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