I never saw it in the theater, so I went out and bought it. I was a fan of the comic as a kid. He isn't a superhero, but a guy motivated by revenge. When I first watched it I was expecting a spiderman/hulk like CG driven modern superhero flick. I did not like it, due to those expectations. After reading about it's budget issues and other things and watching the directors cut, it was described that they used no frills old school special effects throughout the whole thing. Rewatching it and looking at it I have to say it is actually pretty good and I reccomend it. It's a great change from the artifical driven world of movies today. I think it shows Tampa in a good light and all the regional references are really cool. This is the film version of what tampa is and why I think it is an intersting place. A real world working, gritty, it is what it is, type of place. Not world class, but not lacking in sophistication.