Check This Out: The Spirit's For Your Consideration Trailer
I'm breaking my promise to not run anything else on The Spirit just to bring you this one last video. This is definitely not what you're expecting. The guys over at TotalFilm (via SlashFilm) whipped up a hilarious "For Your Consideration" trailer for The Spirit - but it's not for the Oscars, it's for the Razzies! Quotes like Roger Ebert's "To call the characters cardboard is to insult a useful packing material…" and AICN's "Worse than Battlefield Earth…" are highlighted in this wonderfully entertaining little trailer. Yes, I've unfortunately seen The Spirit, and it is as terrible as this trailer (and every last review) is making it out to be.
Video removed by the studio. Sorry guys!
I'm not sure how anyone can say anything positive about The Spirit. Even Frank Miller's incredibly stylized visuals weren't enough to save the movie from being a complete waste of time and money. The only use for The Spirit now is to make a mockery of it and to laugh at its most ridiculous parts (Muffins anyone?). I applaud TotalFilm for coming up with a trailer that best sums up what this piece of crap really is.
The Spirit is both written and directed by legendary comic book author Frank Miller, who previously worked with Robert Rodriguez to direct segments of Sin City. The film is based Will Eisner's newspaper comic strip of the same name that originally debuted in 1940. The Spirit first hit theaters on December 25th, Christmas Day, and is currently playing in the few theaters nationwide that have still kept it running.