In comic book guru Frank Miller’s big screen adaptation of Will Eisner’s The Spirit, Scarlett Johansson plays a villainess named Silken Floss, a character that likes to dress up in a nurse’s uniform and stab helpless old people in hospitals with syringes; that is, when she’s not helping out The Octopus (played by Samuel L. Jackson) throw bums in front of speeding subway cars. What, she doesn’t do any of that in “The Spirit”? Well, they do do that in the comic books I read. In any case, in this character poster for “The Spirit”, Silken Floss wants you to get on your knees, which makes no sense, but then again, it’s noir, it’s Frank Miller, so deal with it, chumps.
Rookie cop Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces in Central City.
Starring Gabriel Macht, who you’ve never heard of as The Spirit, and Samuel L. Jackson, who you have heard of and let’s face it is kind of scared of as The Octopus, and a troika of beauts in Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, and Jaime King.
“Sin City” and “300” creator/writer Frank Miller pops his director’s cherry with the movie. (Yeah, yeah, I know he sorta directed “Sin City” too, but that doesn’t count, he had plenty of help. This time, he’s alone, and it’s personal, and if it sucks, it’s his fault. Good luck there, Frank!)