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The Spirit (2008)

Written By Awir Aditya on Monday, July 9, 2012 | 10:03 AM

Genre: Crime/Drama/Comedy/Action/Science-fiction

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gabriel Macht, Eva Mendes, Sarah Paulson, Dan Lauria, Louis Lombardi

In Central City, USA, the Octopus (Jackson) has let all hell loose with crime and order spiraling out of control. Denny Colt aka The Spirit (Macht) is a crime-fighting super-hero who prowls the streets at night and has the ability to evade death. He longs to end Octopus once and for all but Octopus too holds the unique ability to never die just like him. Sand Seref (Mendes) is Denny's long lost love who left him and the city when they were still children. Denny finds evidence of Sand's return to the city and wishes to bring her back to his life once more. Sand loves golds and jewels and Octopus wants the mysterious Blood of Hercales. Sand steals Octopuses box and Octopuses side-kick Silken Floss (Johansson) steals the box meant for Sand. The movie is created against the film-noir backdrop with shadows and flashes of light being a common appearance. The humour is more sarcastic and negligible and does not make you laugh all out but simply lightens the movie to an extent. The movie lacks and character and does not really give a reason to you to enjoy it. It feels something like a modern Batman with a film-noir touch added to it.

Thumbs up: The effort and effects that might have gone to give the movie its special feature
Thumbs down: Uninteresting plot, film-noir feature may not go down well with all

Rating: 5.9/10
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