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Spawn (1997) Movie Information

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Spawn (1997)
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Overall Rank:

15474

Avg. Rating:

2.06/4

# of Ratings:

83

Genres:

Thriller, Action

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

07/31/1997

Director:

Mark A.Z. Dippé

Actors:

Michael Jai White
John Leguizamo
Martin Sheen
Theresa Randle
Nicol Williamson
D.B. Sweeney

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

When Al Simmons, a ruthless mercenary, is double-crossed he is sent straight to hell. Once there, the Malebolgia makes a pact with him that if he leads hell's army against humanity and heaven then he can see his wife, Wanda, again. When Al returns to the living as Spawn he begins to re-think his deal with the devil. -- CJP

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Matthew Brady 04/20/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

A stupid comic book movie that didn't have the darkness as the spawn comic had. The visual effect's are just awful and the villain is goofy and unfunny.

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Chris Kavan 01/09/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Considering the source material, this has to viewed as a disappointment. I blame most of it on the casting of John Leguizamo as a cut-rate villain. Not the worst adaption, but could have been so much better.

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Snoogans 11/29/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Well, I guess a big screen version of Spawn could've been worse. I think a remake would benefit this brand, as long as they keep Michael Jai White as the title character.

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Daniel Corleone 10/05/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Had decent special effects and action. Dialogue wasn't that interesting. Sheen, Leguizamo and White did a good job in their performances. Nothing memorable nor dull about the film. Spawn can give you the action and thrills without thinking too much about plot or storytelling.

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sapien 02/18/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

This was the first of many great super-hero movies in the modern era of special effects.

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CJP 02/08/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1/4 

Action: 2/3 + Comedy: 0.5/2 + Love/Sex: 0.5/1 + Plot: 0.5/1 + Music: 1/1 + Good vs. Evil: 0/1 + Special Effects: 0.5/1 = 5/10 or 50%. Nothing in Spawn is memorable or well done. In 1997 the world was also on Spawn overload. The animated cable series was far superior, dark, and much, much more dramatic. The comic sold through the roof, toys were everywhere, and everyone knew Spawn's hell-centric roots. Thus, more toys had to be sold and a watered down and lame kid's version had to be made. If you enjoy 2-hour and one dimensial toy commercials (ala Schumacher's Batman "films") then have at it. Additional props if you can stay awake.

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