While he was certainly an interesting character, he feels like a completely different character than the comic character.Lord Skeletor wrote:every scene with Kingpin is pure gold.
He's like this weird emotionally stunted giant baby in this.
They don't even really explain how he ended up at the top of this syndicate. Because from what I can tell, HE'S the one that brings nothing to the organization. Everyone ELSE in the organization, even his assistant, seems to know what they're doing. He doesn't seem to be able to do anything on his own.
And if he was somehow bankrolling the operation, there was no explanation as to how he got rich in the first place. Because he damn sure didn't inherit it.
Contrast this to the comic character, who's this no-nonsense menacing chessmaster.
Sure, this version is scary too. But only because he could throw a tantrum at any moment and smash your head in like a giant retard. It's like a crime syndicate being run by Private Pyle.
Also, guy who's berzerk button is having people mess with his family, his go-to method of intimidating people is to threaten their families. So...too stupid to see irony on top of the rest of that.
EDIT: Okay, I just realized how dumb that Pyle reference is when I looked up the character and they are played by the same person. So that's LITERALLY the case. And not a metaphor that I thought I was making.