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12/1/09 at 2:58pm
The origin thing is just pro-longed reactionary trend to earlier films starting out with their protagonists pre-established. As well as Hollywood riding the coat tales of Batman Begins which rode the coat tales of X-men.
I expect another reactionary movement in a few years. A decade from now you'll all be yearning for origin stories again. One successful film pulls it off and it's so on.
Well, the trashy ones, like the original Punisher started years into Frank Castle's vigilante mission. I suppose most of the crappy ones...wasn't there a cap movie and a Nick Fury one, too? Heck, Burton's Joke--Batman, all had them good to go from frame one. Even Blade, which is still one of my favorite comic films, has him propped up as a bad-ass immediately and showing glimpses of his past throughout the runtime.
|Coincidentally, the Lundgren Punisher is thematically a sequel to the Jane Punisher.|