The worst Sunday in available NFL games of the season today, so I watched the basic cable version of the first "Punisher" flick, the one with Thomas Jane, and I was shocked at how much I enjoyed it. It had humor ranging from deadpan to slapstick, a sort of Raimi-Jarmusch mashup.
I'd seen the second Punisher with Ray Steph (v?) ens a couple of times because I found it so not terrible. I'm curious about the positive impact of low expectations. I kind of think that's what "Man of Steel" has going for it.
Like most humans, I detest mutants and wish they would go away, but X-Men: First Class was ridiculously good and even Wolverine: Origins (whatever) I liked better than the other non-'60s X-Men movies. No expectations, but strangely enjoyable in the end.
I thought the Ed Norton/Ralph Kramden "Hulk" was pretty good, though the Ang Lee barf bag was unwatchable.
Anybody shocked that they actually liked a comic book movie they may have been predisposed to not like, if not hate?
And this is coming from somebody who has seen Halle Berry's "Catwoman" a coupla times because geezus, two hours of Halle Berry in a cutaway leather catsuit? I've wasted my time in worse ways.