The Spirit (1987)

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A legally dead police detective decides to battle crime as a masked superhero.


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28 March 2016 | peefyn
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| Feels like an 80s music video
This is an origin story, but does not dwell much on the character's origins. You get to see the moment he decides to become The Spirit, but not much of his story before that. The case he's trying to solve involves the curator of a museum being involved in criminal activity. The character himself is dumb, clumsy, and at times quite rude. It's hard to see why one should sympathize much with him.

The best thing with this movie (TV pilot) is also one of the things that makes it hard to take it seriously: it looks more like a music video then an action story. A bit similar to the Schumacher Batman-movies at times, while at other times it looks like any 80s TV-series. Especially the graveyard set reminds me of something like Michael Jackson's Thriller.

So is it worth a watch? Maybe if you have some sort of relationship with The Spirit, or if you like movies based on comic books. It's typical for its era, but that's about the only interesting thing about it.

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