An assassin named Al Simmons is double-crossed and murdered by his evil boss Jason Wynn. Al makes a deal with the devil and returns to earth as Spawn to see his wife. He is ordered by the devil’s minion, The Clown, to kill Wynn. Wynn has made a deal with the clown too and is suppose to destroy the world with a deadly virus that will help start Armageddon and allow Hell to attack Heaven. Spawn must choose between Good & Evil

I’ll start off by saying that I’ve never read the comic series. That being said, I enjoyed this movie. Honestly, it’s a fun anti-hero film with all the guns and demons you could wish for. What I would like to see, is a remake of this one.. yes, yes, I know that I’ve made it very clear that I don’t approve of remakes.. but, in this case, the CGI is so bad – and the physical effects are so good.. that I feel a little remake using modern CGI could warrant a possible trilogy.

The makeup effects for spawn are particularly good – they really nailed the burned looked on the face. The story was good, but the direction could have been a bit better. One of the tell tale signs of good directing is a smooth flow of scenes, and this one had a few that just seemed out of place.

My wife was in shock when I told her that the Violator was  John Leguizamo. I can’t compare to the comic, because I haven’t seen it.. but I thought he did a great job in this one.

Author: Jethal