Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Here are a couple of pulp characters that have not had an easy time making the transition to live action. The Spirit was an artistic triumph on the printed page by Will Eisner, but trying to recapture the inventive visuals on the big screen resulted in a campy bomb. The Shadow was not nearly as big a misstep, but it certainly had it's cheesy moments and could have done the character a lot more justice. I would have preferred something a little more moody, as my introduction to Lamont Cranston's alter ego was from listening to the classic radio dramas that he was featured in.