2 DISPIRITED!SECTION8 | 04/03/2009 | See all SECTION8's reviews (1336)Top 10 Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer Dragged from the pages kicking and screaming, from his own graphic Novel, Frank Miller directs for the first time, and judging by this could be the last!This film looked so good, it looked like it was going to another bout of nasty noir, as with Miller's other adaption Sin City. But sadly the only thing is common The Spirit has with it's far superior Sin City is the visual style. None of the complex multistranded story, dark comic moments and blood splattered violence are seen. The cast are totaly waisted, and even Samuel.L. Jackson does little to liven up this mess. With screen beauty's like Eva Mendez and Scarlett Johansson given little to do aprt from walk around in figure hugging clothes (not a bad thing) and pout!. The tone of the film is just so even, ranging from one moment be a dark brooding noir then only to be shaken off balance by a bout of zany comedy.In the cinema screening I went to people even walked out, but to be honest I did not think it was as bad as to walk out on, it's just a very frustrating film, as there is stil much to enjoy, but it's a matter of sitting through all the tedium to find it.It not a terrible film, but very, very tedius and frustrating and disappointing.Rent this film before you buy, with low expectation and you might be quite surprised. Or save your money and go see the superb Watchmen!Try before you buy!