Comic Book Movie Reviews: Spawn
Spawn Movie Review
Spawn is a popular comic book creation by Todd McFarlane and way back in 1997 a film was released simply called Spawn based on the comic book and I remember going to the cinema to watch it and thinking it was ace, but as usual with some films once the magic of the special effects wear off your left with a shell of a film that doesn't really stand up to the brilliant ideas of the comic book and there are some liberties taken with the movie version.
The basic story is of Government operative Al Simmons who whilst on a mission is double crossed by his government boss Jason Wynn and killed and so with him being a hired assassin he is instantly sent to hell for his troubles, he is then presented with a deal with the devil to lead his army against the forces of good and so he agrees and he is then placed back on earth as the Spawn which is in fact a hellspawn with limited power.
He later finds out that his wife Wanda has married his best friend and had a child that he couldn't give her...gutted! and so the rest of the film is spent trying to avenge his murder by going after his old government boss Wynn, but along the way another agent of hell the Violator wants the Spawn to fail miserably as he believes that only hells own should lead the evil against the good.
The film falls down by the lead actors wooden acting and the story which seems flat, although it gave a decent introduction to the world of Spawn, it lacked some of the atmosphere of the comic book and it seemed like it was all about the special effects and nothing else, some of the effects were great as they were done by Industrial Light and Magic, but some of the effects seemed almost arcade game like towards the end and the Devil himself looked rather stiff, not how I imagined it.
However the film made a ton of money as the fans wanted to see it and there was a couple of versions of the film floating around on video and DVD at the time, one was a directors cut which supposedly had new scenes in it and it did but only a couple of minutes because you hardly noticed.
So in conclusion the film if your a fan of the Spawn comic book then it should breeze through and be enjoyable for you, of course it's been out for a few years now, but I would recommend the animated Spawn series as it's more adult and more how it should be.
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