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    Posted: December 28 2008 at 2:18am

ALTHOUGH SOME of OUR FORUM MEMBERS* HAVE DEFENDED THIS as BEING QUIRKY and ORIGINAL, the ONE/TWO PUNCH of TERRIBLE REVIEWS and TINY BOX OFFICE ALL BUT DEMAND THAT WE INCLUDE THE SPIRIT as OUR FINAL FORUM of 2008...

HANDING the DIRECTING REINS OVER to the WRITER of 300 (WHICH ACTUALLY HAD MORE LAUGHS THAN MEET THE SPARTANS) THIS FINAL LIONSGATE RELEASE of 2008 PROVED to BE the LAST BIG DUD of the YEAR -- WITH BOTH BAD B.O. and ROTTEN REVIEWS at ROTTEN TOMATOES.

ALTHOUGH IT FLOPPED TOO LATE to MAKE OUR NOMINATING BALLOT, WE THOUGHT ITS UNDER ACHIEVEMENTS EARNED IT a PLACE on OUR FORUM.

OKAY, dEd GRIMLEY*, NOW YOU CAN SET ABOUT DEFENDING IT...

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Oh well, at least this is one listed movie that we know won't be "winning" anything.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Headbanger14 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2008 at 8:43am

I saw Sin City and thought it was alright, And 300 was pretty cool. But when I saw the trailer for this beast, I just thought it looked like stupid junk.

It's a shame I had no interest in going to any movies this past month, because all the movies at my local theater were stupid, unoriginal and, like...Twilight.

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote sportsartist24 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 29 2008 at 9:15am
Sin city and 300 were both decent. This one looks like a dumb film. It seems like Frank Miller didn't do a decent job directing on his own. He probably should have had someone else do it.
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You pretty much hit the only two words I could use to defend it -- It certainly wasn't for everyone. I think the way they set about making it look like another comic-book noir movie, and then it turned out to be an action/comedy, made it fail to deliver the movie people expected to see from the marketing of it. I certainly didn't see its failure coming. But even with all that, it WAS something different... More of a manic action/comedy -- something like Lethal Weapon.

Actually, there is ONE other thing I could use to defend it: Eva Mendes' "dropping her towel scene" was a better in the movie than in the trailer...

 

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Originally posted by dEd Grimley

Actually, there is ONE other thing I could use to defend it: Eva Mendes' "dropping her towel scene" was a better in the movie than in the trailer...

Yes, it's a sad thing when the best excuse to see a movie is for you to see the naked rear of your favorite actress on a 50 feet screen, and it's NOT a porno. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote dEd Grimley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2009 at 11:34am

True...

But it was s-o-o-o-o-o much nicer than I thought it'd be.

Originally posted by Michaels

Originally posted by dEd Grimley

Actually, there is ONE other thing I could use to defend it: Eva Mendes' "dropping her towel scene" was a better in the movie than in the trailer...

Yes, it's a sad thing when the best excuse to see a movie is for you to see the naked rear of your favorite actress on a 50 feet screen, and it's NOT a porno. 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetbandit82 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 06 2009 at 2:20pm
There was an article on Cartoon Brew last month pointing out how, in the early 80s when feature animation was in its absolute doldrums, a couple of renegade animators tried to do The Spirit as a feature, but couldn't get the financial backing for the project.  More than a few of them--including a number of subsequent Disney legends such as John Lassiter and John Musker--feel they could have substantially changed the course of animation had they been given a chance with it--certainly it could have been more entertaining than this. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MiguelAntilsu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2009 at 2:18pm
The creators of this film go through a lot of red tape to make the film look like a comic book...and they got  for it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Michaels Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2009 at 9:15am

Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

The creators of this film go through a lot of red tape to make the film look like a comic book...and they got  for it.

I put most of the blame on the shoulders of first-time director (or at least first time solo, since he co-directed "Sin City") Frank Miller. Since he also wrote the screenplay, so he's most at fault for the flat dialog and the actor's wooden preformances, just like George Lucas did in the Star Wars prequels.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mayhem5185 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2009 at 11:35pm

Saw this on youtube and thought you guys might want to see it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0xI2_Up1d4

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kate Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2009 at 11:55am
Can I be the first female to point out that the Spirit himself was just as hot as the women around him? I mean... DAMN.  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dEd Grimley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2009 at 5:13pm
Not only the first, but you can also probably be the last. How bout THAT?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kate Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 16 2009 at 10:51am
Originally posted by dEd Grimley

Not only the first, but you can also probably be the last. How bout THAT?


What, guys get to talk about the sexy ladies, but girls don't get to talk about the single sexy man?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dEd Grimley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 16 2009 at 11:45am
lol Re-reading, that came out a bit harsh perhaps, sorry.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kate Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 16 2009 at 12:26pm
Originally posted by dEd Grimley

lol Re-reading, that came out a bit harsh perhaps, sorry.


Haha it's all good, no worries.
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