I liked the movie. I have picked up the comic over the last few months, and I like it and the character. I always want to see a dark comic book movie. That is why I read The Punisher and a few others. I saw it with nine people, including Pogues. I was the only one that seemed to care at all for it. Nick Cage? I didn't care for him. I went to see The Ghost Rider. That is what I saw, and I was pleased. I do agree that I would have liked to see him kick more ass, or have even longer battles, but I got what I wanted, even though I had to put up with Cage. I loved Sam Elliot though. Mendes... eye candy. Story, dialogue, crap acting, whatever. I weathered the storm to see what it is what I wanted. GR is a bad ass character, and I loved seeing him brought to life.