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Plot: After hunting down and killing hundreds of violent criminals, Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, faces his most deadly foe yet: Jigsaw. Runtime: 103 mins Release Date: 05 Dec 2008
A movie for the fans, not the critics (by kisskide)
Just came back from watching the movie and I was definitely pleased. I was a bit worried that I would be let down after reading some of the early reviews, my suspicious about the reviewers not understanding the character were confirmed though.Stevenson is a brilliant Frank Castle, the guy is a tank in this movie, shredding through his opposition just like a on screen manifestation of the character should. The critics complaining about the gore prove them unfit in being tasked with stepping anywhere near the film with a pencil and paper, doling out stars or thumbs.While Im afraid the film will <more>
not get the critical recognition it deserves, with the majority of critics not understanding the character, I as a fan of Castle say I'm thoroughly pleased by the work the entire cast and crew have put forth.While I agree that the movie was loyal to the source material and worth my dollars, there was one main area I think should have been retooled.Jigsaw and Jim's accent is over the top, and in the end took away from the character, especially in the case of Jim.At a glancePros: Unapologetically Punisher Level Brutality Stevenson is a compelling Frank Castle Movie pacing is greatCons: Cliché accents Could have used some more dialogue from FrankOverall: 8/10Bottom Line: If you are a punisher fan, you're in for a blast
The First True Punisher Film is not for People with Weak Stomachs, but Extreme Action Lovers Will have a Hell of a Good Time! (by Cyber256702000)
The Punisher has been portrayed twice on film so far. First in the 80's flick with Dolph Lundgren and more recently in the 2004 flick with Thomas Jane. While both were OK in parts the movies as a whole just weren't that good. Being a huge fan of the comic series I have always felt that they had never pushed the violence far enough for a Punisher film. He was always to restrained. So how did the third attempt at a Punisher film work? Lets see...Punisher: War Zone starts a few years after the death of Frank Castle's family. Since than he has been killing mobsters at a steady rate <more>
and the police see him more as a help than a hindrance..although they won't admit it. When the Punisher fails to kill an up and coming mobster named Billy Russoti, Billy decides to start a war against the Punisher and he won't quit until the Punisher is dead.While the story may seem fairly basic it serves its purpose perfectly. This is the ultimate Punisher movie. There are more bullets and blood in this movie the most action movies and the action never lets up.Acting is well done by everyone. While I like Thomas Jane as an actor I think Ray Stevenson is a better Punisher. Dominic West is good as Jigsaw, but I felt he might have hammed it up a bit in a few scenes.Lexi Alexander has made the quintessential Punisher film that dares to show you the gritty world of the Punisher without shying away from all the gore. I can only hope that a sequel will be on the way soon.Fans of the Punisher comics and extreme action lovers will eat this up, but know that this is not a movie for kids or people who can't take a ton of gore.*** out of ****
I am a Huge Punisher fan. This movie destroys the other two in my opinion. I was expecting a piece of crap from the reviews I read and boy were they wrong. This movie is a non stop kill fest. It shows everything from heads exploding to decapitations. As a horror fan I love that. As a Punisher fan that's the way it should be. I wanna see the scum of the world get their heads blown off, not cut off at the last second like most movies do. Ray's portrayal of the punisher is perfect. In the first scene of the movie when he's wiping out the dinner guests and he breaks the neck of the <more>
mobsters wife I knew I was in for a treat. Loooooooooooved IT.
Hands Down one of the Best Punisher adaption, and one of the best comic movies ever! (by wrathchild1387)
Just got back from this tonight and I was not disappointed! This is a better adaption then the 2004 version and 1989 version. For me, Ray Stevenson is THE PUNISHER!!!!I like Dolph and Tom's interpretation are good though Tom Jane's performance is more of a Taxi Driver character then a Punisher , Stevenson was the best and showed a wider range of emotion, a great voice, fighting, guns, and all together look and feel of Frank Castle.This is one of the best adaption of a comic in a long time, the back story for Frank Castle was right on target and though Jigsaw's origin is modified <more>
its a better origin. The casting for all characters was great way to go Wayne for Microchip and Dominic for Jigsaw . Everyone fit perfect.The story for the movie felt like a comic book, as The Punisher takes out criminals and how Jigsaw and his brother Looney Bin Jim wants revenge makes for great entertainment. But I do not want to spoil anything for moviegoers, if you enjoy comics, action, or revenge movies, check this one out.For all the people who reviewed this movie and either bitch about the violence or didn't like this incarnation of The Punisher had no idea about the character nor even read the comic book or didn't start reading until after the 2004 version. So this is a great tribute to almost all incarnation of the Punisher in the comics and even a nod to the 1989 version too.Though I like all the Punisher movies, I liked the 1989 version better then 2004 version, I think this is better then the 1989 and best adaption it may seem like a broken record, but I feel it is necessary .By all mean check out one of the best action and comic book movie in a long time. This brings back what action should be like. I too hope this will have a good box office return, as well for rentals and sales to bring more sequels! The producers are already in talks in for more and Barricuda could be the next villain!Way to go Lexi and Ray and everybody involved working on this film, thank you for bringing back the PUNISHER!!!
This movie delivers. Dominic West's performance is incredible. (by PWNYCNY)
Ya wanna see a real bad guy? Ya like watchin' the tough guyz doin' their thing? You enjoy watchin' the bad guy showin' da whole world dat he's da Boss, da Big Man, da King? Tellin' all the straightlaced phonies an' fancypant's ta watch out 'cause here I come? Then watch this movie.First and foremost this is an excellent movie because it is first-class escapist fare. The movie makes no intellectual demands on the audience and is completely unpretentious, and is not one of those "touchy/feely" movies that wants to convey a "message" and <more>
manipulate the emotions, inspiring discomfort. No, not this movie, thank goodness. Also, this movie is a refreshing departure from the usual action/adventure fare that recently have been cluttering the movie screen. Move over James Bond. Go fly a kite Batman. Take a rest Superman. Enter rehab Hancock. Here comes the Punisher, and this guy means business. With the Punisher there is no finesse, no pretentiousness, no complicated plot. The Punisher does exactly what his name describes- he punishes, and he will punish anyone who gets in his way. The Punisher is one of the good guys, probably the most dynamic action hero ever portrayed in a movie and although a comic-book character he has his sensitive side too. And his main nemesis is as sinister as The Punisher is violent. Ray Stevenson offers a wonderfully controlled performance as the main character but Dominic West gives what is perhaps one of the most remarkable performances in a movie in recent years. There are some who might dismiss this movie as mere comic book fluff but this movie definitely ranks among the more superior movies in the action genre. The story is simple, the acting intense, the special effects impressive and the movie delivers.
Hands-Down, The ONLY Punisher movie so far... (by DinnerWithAndre)
Wow! I've been reading The Punisher since I was six - so, 17 or 18 years now no, Mrs. Gore, I'm not deranged by overexposure to senseless violence from a young age, just a fan , and I've been waiting ever since then for someone to make a true-blue adaptation flick. The Dolph Lundgren film had already been out for a year or so on tape , and I thought it was tops, save the lack of skull and rearrangement of Frank's story . It just felt like a good Mike Baron or Chuck Dixon-styled story. For a while after the first slew of Punisher volumes died off, I drifted away, after the <more>
failed 1995 series of Punisher comics, and when the 2004 film with Tom Jane came out, I had no idea who Bumpo, Dave spacker! , Joan, or the Russian were. I got some of the new Garth Ennis stories, found out where these joke characters came from, and didn't feel AS slighted, just disappointed that Punisher had gone so soft. Also, they still couldn't get his story straight.Then I found out about the MAX line, and my love for the character was rekindled. No more campy bad guys, no more Ma Gnucci, Russians, or Frank's good-natured neighbors. Micro died in the most unbelievable way possible , the violence was intense, and the stories read like the best originals from the eighties, perhaps even better.Well, Lexi Alexander, her production crew, and a terrific cast finally made a Punisher movie worthy of the title. I was weary, after two failed attempts, that this would simply be a continuation of the failed adaptation policy that seems to govern this character on film. Everything felt right. JIGSAW, for Christ's sake! Dominic west played the villain to a "T", and you can tell these actors read up on their characters. When I heard Wayne Knight was up to play Microchip, I couldn't think of a better choice and waited eagerly for over a year to see it - and he was perfect.The changes to the stories surrounding each character are very minor, and Ms. Alexander even finally got the story of Frank's origins down pat minus the fact that Hollywood still has him as a high-profile ex-FBI and a Gulf War vet, not the half-crazed Vietnam survivor of the comics .And the best part? NEW YORK! No more Miami, no more "nondescript major city" as in the 1989 film . No more naked prayer in the sewers, either!This film deserves best comics adaptation, period. I went into it expecting very little, if only because of the film's failed predecessors. Also, I was unsure of Ray Stevenson. Boy, was I wrong to doubt...The Cleveland Plain Dealer ran a review taken from the Orlando, FLA Sentinal, which denounced the film for its violence, dialogue, acting, etc. Rating? "D-" . That review said Tom Jane looked "like a wise man" for turning down the chance to return to the role. Well, I say Tom Jane never was the Punisher. The canon of Punisher film adaptations should begin fresh with Ray Stevenson's Frank Castle. He captured, embodied Frank in a way any fans of the real comic namely, Vol. I, Vol. II, Eliot Brown's "ARMORY", The War Journal, The War Zone, and the MAX series could truly appreciate, and probably could no longer hope for. The only detractor is that this film is still in theaters, and not yet available on DVD...This film is perfect in capturing its subject matter, and while its specifics may not appeal much to those unfamiliar with the world of Frank Castle, Ms. Alexander still has managed to serve up what fans desire most - a film, unlike its predecessor, "TRUE TO ITS MARVEL ORIGINS." It is a great though brutally violent action film, with intense fight sequences enough guns to supply a small army. It should be enjoyed by any fans of the genre.Thank you, Lexi Alexander. Thank you, Ray Stevenson. Thank you, cast and crew.Thank you for Finally bringing the most notorious serial killer in the world to life.And please, consider a sequel or two ?
Punisher War Zone: A hugely pleasant surprise (by Platypuschow)
I really enjoyed The Punisher 2004 though I don't think Thomas Jane made a good Punisher he is a competent enough actor to have pulled it off.When I heard about this one 4yrs later I had no interest, I was frustrated that it had essentially been rebooted and that Jane was no longer playing Frank Castle.Here we are 9yrs later I've finally given it a chance and I'm saddened I didn't earlier. Punisher: War Zone is not the brainless action flick cash grab that I expected, in fact it rivals the 2004 version.For a start Ray Stevenson is perfectly cast as The Punisher, he looks <more>
perfect and blows Jane & even Lungren out of the water. He thoroughly takes the role and makes it his amidst a host of great actors and characters.Extremely violent and quite loyal to the original material this is something I could have gotten behind if it had become a franchise.I'm not an action junkie, in fact I'd say it is by far one of my least favourite genres but when its done right like it is here it makes for some great entertainment.Ignore the critics and put the 2004 version aside for a moment, War Zone is a damn decent film.The Good: Remarkably violent As it should be Awesome soundtrack Very competent cast Ray Stevenson makes a great Punisher The Bad: Accents are hit and miss Recasting/Reebooting so soon after the last movie was a stupid move Hero is a Christian, villain is an atheist. Overwhelming irony Jigsaw monologue scene was dumb Things I Learnt From This Movie:I would love to see this Punisher added to the Marvel Universe R-Rated superhero movies were a thing before Deadpool Julie Benz is ageless
Fantastic adaptation from the comic (by alain-minsart)
I have read a good deal off bad comments on this film as to being unrealistic and enormous plot holes in the script, to the far end of over-acting and well the worst I have read is the part of completely over the top bad acting. And then I am not even mentioning the fact that many people are comparing this movie to real classics like Die hard and Lethal weapon as far as they can be very realistic, but that is an entire other discussion . Now I had never heard of Alexander Lexi before as a director, never seen any of his work, so when I saw the movie I had no idea what to expect of this <more>
director. I had seen, like many of u Ray Stevenson in Rome and before that in King Arthur. And I have to admit I am a fan of this raw acting man. He is perfect to portray the emotional torn Frank Castle. And people pls lets not forget this is based on a comic book character, a character that in the marvel universe ends up fighting the Hulk, Spidey and lots of other superheroes and villains. So please lets not get into a discussion about realism. The comic book character has gone through tremendous lots of changes also, in the beginning he was indeed a lot more like the character portrayed by Thomas Jane. Though but not so down to bottom violent and gruesome. There was still a bit of humanity left in him. Although that Ray also portrays that in this film with the daughter of the undercover agent he accidentally kills. But the most successful comic book release of the character is the series where he is drawn from his most dark side possible. And that is the side that Lexi portrays in this picture. Frank is raw, uncontrollable, totally lethal and absolutely without mercy. And that is what the punisher is all about, there is no second chance with him, there is only one punishment and that is the capital one for him. Ray brings a nice depth in his character when he lets the audience know that it is exactly that punishment he seeks for himself also, he does not pretend to be a angel, he knows his deeds are unforgivable, but he is only responding to a world where criminals do not follow the same conduct of our society as we do. He responds to them in the same fashion and sometimes even harder then they do to us. But he seeks no redemption for his acts as he knows what he does is fundamentally wrong. So bravo Ray and Lexi for bringing this in the movie, it was very refreshing to see that twist. Anyway the movie is fantastic and it is a roller-coaster ride for all the action fans out there. The characters are well portrayed and the criminals are two dimensional, but that is the way it should be in comic adaptation for the screen. Not only that but Dominic West really brings down an absolutely fabulous Leather Face. So for me a well deserved 8 and I am looking forward to a sequel to this movie.
I saw this last night and it was actually quite good. I mean as a Punisher film which captured the feel of the recent Garth Ennis run of comics for Marvel I find it hard to fault, however there is something missing that I could not put my finger on until today. As ridiculous as this might sound I feel the film needed more of the over the top violence it was touted as having too much of. Ray Stevenson's depiction was perfect because you have to understand how surprisingly hard it is to play Frank Castle. Too much scowl, your a ham, no expression and you are wooden, but he balanced it right <more>
and nailed the character. Jonathan Hensleigh's Punisher with Tom Jane from a few years ago was an OK revenge flick but it may as well have been called "Mad Max the remake" as Hensleigh made no secret of the fact that the movie was a giant homage to the first Mad Max. It really was not The Punisher at all scene with the Russian aside . Warzone had a low budget exploitation film flavour to it and I was staggered to hear the film cost 22 million dollars to make. You just can't see it on the screen which is one of it's shortcomings and why it will not break even financially which is unfortunate as it rules out sequels. Jigsaw was good but I think audiences will subconsciously compare him to a villain in a little movie people like call The Dark Knight and find him the inferior product. It will not be released in cinemas in Australia which is unfortunate when other drak such as Taken and Unborn get a run and are no better. All this aside the movie is worth checking out, but needed a bit more of the black humor and brutal bloodletting of the comics. Perhaps an unrated cut is forthcoming.