The Flop House: Episode #36 – The Spirit

What’s the perfect formula for a Christmas blockbuster? Take a character that only comics fans are familiar with, and give it to a first-time director who’s only interested in recapturing the look of his own Sin City. Wait, blockbuster is an alternate spelling for “flop,” right? We discuss The Spirit. Meanwhile we learn that Stuart is unpopular with South American police, Elliott takes us back to a magical time when shitty comics artists were considered celebrities big enough to appear in commercials, and Dan reveals a surprising a capella fan of the show.

0:00 – 0:33 – Introduction and theme
0:34 – 31:12 – After a brief trip south of the border, we talk about The Spirit. The movie that manages to make superheroes dull and cleavage unsexy.
31:13 – 33:24 – Final judgments
33:25 – 42:27 – The sad bastards recommend
42:28 – 46:09 – A little talk about ghosts and Jedi molestation, followed by goodbyes, theme and outtakes.

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Wikipedia synopsis of The Spirit

Because it seems appropriate, check out this video written and directed by my friends, Joe Guercio and Erik Marcisak: “Frank Miller’s Vatican City.”