I've always liked superhero films. I don't know why, I didn't grow up with them or read comic books, but I really like that this generation has a lot of superhero movies in it. I suppose its a combination of having either the femme fatal, or damsel in distress aspect, and many have taken a loop back to their original time period costume-wise. The other night I saw "The Spirit, and was very impressed. From the beginning it feels like you are watching a comic book in motion, and of course, I love the red and black based color scheme.

Scarlet Johanson played the villain sidekick "Silken floss" and had the best outfits. Rhinestone boots, cat eye glasses, two piece kimono, she was a knockout. Eva Mendez was the real femme fatal though, always after anything that sparkled, and went through husbands like I go through stockings. The costumes were a combination of late 1930s early 40s, with a little modern twist. The Spirit actually wore high top converse with his classic ensemble. Makes perfect sense for building hopping.

1 comment:

Q's Daydream said...

I really want to see this film! I've heard not so good things about it up until now. I'm glad to hear you liked it. I love Scarlett, and it sounds like the movie is worth a see just for the costumes!

Happy 2009!!! :o)