I just recently purchased the animated series of Spawn (Season 1-3). I watched the movie prior to purchasing this series, and I was very disappointed. The movie was cheesy, and quite frankly shyte. I had decided to purchase all 3 of the DVD's after a friend told me that this series is brilliant and nothing like the hollywood crap that was released few years back (might have something to do with the fact that the original inventor of Spawn disassociated himself from the movie). The animated series is absolutely brilliant. The plot is genius, and not just senseless violence like the movie (although the series is quite violent). I am usually very tough on movies/cartoons because recently people produce absolute shyte, but this one is a masterpiece....10/10.