DVD review

The Spirit

The Spirit

Directed by Frank Miller (from Will Eisner’s comic books), this may be less twisted and cruel than Sin City, but it’s briskly witty, with a script so “meta” it all but nudges you.

“My city screams. She is my mother. She is my lover”, growls Gabriel Macht’s The Spirit as he battles The Octopus (Samuel L Jackson) and is purred at by Sand Saref (Eva Mendes) and Silken Floss (Scarlett Johansson) in a hyper-stylised world of noir.

EXTRAS:4* Director’s commentary, three featurettes, trailer.

CHRIS ROBERTS

Rating: 4 / 10

Rental DVD & Blu-ray (Lionsgate Home Entertainment)


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