Why the movie is bad: If John Leguizamo delivering lines like, "Every time someone farts, a demon gets his wings," while wearing pounds of horrifying clown make-up sounds like a good time, well, this is the hyper-violent superhero movie for you. Enjoy?
Why the soundtrack is great: Besides covers, the best way for a soundtrack to stand out is by encouraging artists from different genres to collaborate. Spawn gets this. Packed with hard-rock bands like Metallica, Korn, and Slayer joining forces with electronic acts like Moby, The Dust Brothers, and DJ Spooky, the album has a bewildering, experimental quality to it that the film lacks. Obviously, not all the tracks work, but revisiting it is a weird window into a time period when a movie studio funded a Henry Rollins meets Goldie song for a cult superhero movie soundtrack. What a time to be alive.