I made The Spirit my Christmas movie choice. It’s a great technical achievement, but it’s been married to a bizarre storyline that ultimately makes this quite difficult to enjoy. The idea that this “should make comic modern-day fanboys happy, what with its dark undertones, its beat-it-to-a-pulp action and its sly winks at comic greats past and present” is true only if you have an exceedingly low opinion of fanboys. At the end of the day, technique is nice but the point of great technique is to bring a story to live. Mostly, this just left me wishing to see some more Sin City stories adapted for the screen.