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.
Rating: 4 / 10
Rental DVD & Blu-ray (Lionsgate Home Entertainment)