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*** Then there is another scene where she wears a Nazi uniform. Johansson went on to star in ''Film/JoJoRabbit'' where she plays an anti-Nazi mother of Hitler-obsessed German boy.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The movie actually has very decent scenes concerning Denny Colt's death. They are unfortunately ruined by near-fatal instances of MoodWhiplash.



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* VanillaProtagonist: The Spirit himself, even in the comic's most experimental phase under Eisner, never really developed much personality beyond being a generally nice heroic sort. Most fans of the comic don't consider this a bad thing, though, seeing him as less a character to be explored and more of a straight man to anchor the story no matter what.


* EarWorm: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKEG5LBDAzY Falling in Love Again]]"


* CrazyAwesome: Creator/SamuelLJackson and Creator/ScarlettJohansson, an African-American man and a Jewish woman respectively, dressed as Nazis. You'd have to see that for yourself.


* HamAndCheese: [[ParodyRetcon Supposedly]] done on ''purpose''. Creator/FrankMiller just got everybody together and told them to relax and [[ChewingTheScenery dine on the scenery]] like an all-you-can-eat buffet - ConspicuousCG is just ''so'' easy to maintain.

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* HamAndCheese: [[ParodyRetcon Supposedly]] done on ''purpose''. Creator/FrankMiller The movie was a BoxOfficeBomb, and everyone is extremely over-the-top, either from [[LargeHam shouting]], [[ColdHam sheer intensity]] or just got everybody together and told them being a StraightMan to relax and [[ChewingTheScenery dine on the scenery]] like an all-you-can-eat buffet - ConspicuousCG is just ''so'' easy to maintain.other characters.


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvhg5he9Kp4 The Strength of the Righteous Man]], though it was only played in the most memorable trailer, not the movie itself. '''''SUBMIT TO IT, PUNK.'''''
** Music/DavidNewman does a fine score for one of the worst comicbook movies ever made. [[Film/ThePhantom1996 Again]].

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%%* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvhg5he9Kp4 The Strength of the Righteous Man]], though it was only played in the most memorable trailer, not the movie itself. '''''SUBMIT TO IT, PUNK.'''''
** Music/DavidNewman does a fine score for one of the worst comicbook movies ever made. [[Film/ThePhantom1996 Again]].
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* CompleteMonster: ''The Corpse Makers'': [[CorruptBureaucrat Mark Hooper]], head of Central City's Energy Department, seeks to mine the unsafe Crimson Coal mineral for a massive profit. Injecting chemicals into the homeless and derelicts to fake their deaths, Hooper has them turned into brainwashed slaves so they may work for free, with the deadly gasses placing them at risk of death, which Hooper disregards callously. Consumed by {{Greed}} and targeting the most vulnerable, Hooper is one of the Spirit's most vile enemies.

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** The "Gerhard Schnobble" story, especially the ending.
--> ''And so, lifeless, Gerhard Scnhobble fluttered earthward. But do not weep for Schnobble. Rather, shed a tear for all mankind. For not one person in the entire crowd that watched his body being carted away...knew or even suspected that on this day, Gerhard Schnobble had FLOWN''


* CrazyAwesome: Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson, an African-American man and a Jewish woman respectively, dressed as Nazis. You'd have to see that for yourself.

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* CrazyAwesome: Samuel L. Jackson Creator/SamuelLJackson and Scarlett Johansson, Creator/ScarlettJohansson, an African-American man and a Jewish woman respectively, dressed as Nazis. You'd have to see that for yourself.



* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments:
** When the Octopus discovers that his henchmen brought him the wrong chest.
** The purse snatcher/news interview scene. One of the few moments in the film where it actually feels like a Spirit comic.
** The Octopus sums up Greek Mythology:
-->'''Octopus''': See, Zeus couldn't keep it in his pants, so he made bags and bags of children.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGV1kmATl0E ...Just plain damn weird.]]




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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGV1kmATl0E ...Just plain damn weird.]]


* LoveItOrHateIt: You will either love it for being an utterly bizarre, Frank Miller's wet dream of a movie or hate it for this reason and/or for being an amazingly misguided adaptation of the comic.

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** There's a scene where Silken Floss (played by Scarlett Johansson) is inexplicably wearing a kimono and using a Japanese umbrella while ordering a henchman to commit {{Seppuku}}. She would later be criticized for playing a Japanese character in the live-action ''Film/{{Ghost In The Shell|2017}}'' movie.

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*** The Spirit even asks The Octopus if he was looking for Thor's Hammer. [[Film/{{Thor}} Sure enough...]]


* RetroactiveRecognition: Morgenstern (played by Stana Katic) is frequently told that she'll "make detective in no time." [[Series/{{Castle}} Yes. Yes she would]].

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Morgenstern (played Morgenstern, played by Stana Katic) Creator/StanaKatic, is frequently told that she'll "make detective in no time." [[Series/{{Castle}} Yes. Yes she would]].She went on to play Detective Kate Beckett on eight seasons of ''Series/{{Castle}}''.

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