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15. 'The Spirit'
Director: Frank Miller
Cast: Gabriel Macht, Eva Mendes, Sarah Paulson, Dan Lauria, Paz Vega, Jaime King, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson.
Worst Moment: Let's just say the whole thing. It's really a snore.
Why it's an all-time low: Miller may be one of the comic book world's all-time greatest writers (at least until the last decade or so), but he certainly needs help when it comes to directing. After receiving a co-director credit with Robert Rodriguez on "Sin City" (based on Miller's own acclaimed series), he set out to bring Will Eisner's pulp hero to life on the big screen. Miller was obviously in over his head, and seemingly let his own love of the material take precedent over telling a cohesive story or engaging the audience. It's telling that, despite being released primarily in the '40s, each and every panel of Eisner's comics still pack more of a visceral punch than Miller and his colorful cast could muster over the film's seemingly-endless 103 minutes.
- Dave Lewis