I realize it’s hard to make movies and TV shows. Really, I do. You’ve got production problems, budgets, actors who are hard to work with, the suits trying to change everything you do, and all kinds of other obstacles. I’m well aware of these logistics and limitations.
However, that doesn’t really explain why, when you have four chances to get something right, you still fuck it up.
As I said here, my favorite superhero is the Punisher. Even my second favorite superhero (Ghost Rider) is a very distant second. I never bought superhero comics when I was a kid, but I made an exception for the Punisher. As you know, the Punisher is unique in the comic book world, and something very special. He’s just a badass with no superpowers and a shitload of psychological scars. He doesn’t have Batman’s billions to help him out, nor does he have the typical good-guy limitations of not killing people. He’s the Punisher. He’s one of a kind. He always will be.