Speaking of pain, my God, The Spirit. I couldn’t make it more than twenty minutes into the movie. Written and directed by comic book icon Frank Miller. Look, I like his hugely influential graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns as much as the next guy, but let’s not forget that Miller also wrote The Dark Knight Strikes Again. Sin City was a pretty good movie, but Miller also wrote Robocop 3. Seems for every great work Miller gives us, he also produces something… not quite as good.
So, anyway, I watched enough of The Spirit to see that they took the visual style of Sin City and mixed it with the over-the-top camp of the Schumacher Batman films, which is not a good idea at all. The “Digital Copy Included” starburst on the cover isn’t a selling point– it’s a threat. Stay away.
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Nothing really exciting this week. I did miss last week’s Blu-ray release of No Country For Old Men due to my unplanned vacation, so I suggest watching that instead of these.
Thanks for reading Add to Queue, GameSpite’s weekly round-up of US Blu-ray release highlights. Sorry, rest of the world; region locks are the industry’s way of saying they still don’t understand the Internet. Heads or tails? Cover art courtesy of Amazon. Follow Levi Tinney on Twitter, or add him to your PSN or XBL friends list: VsRobot. You can also contact him via e-mail via levivsrobot [at] gmail [dot] com.