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i have to say, up untell now, i have been damn afraid of this movie. but from hearing what the directror and Jane had to say, my faith is restored. Dont get me wrong im still a bit skeptical, but i have alot lesws complaints now.
so now let this be the board for predictions, how do you thing this movie is going to be?
08-05-2003, 04:53 PM
there better be a LOT of bloody violence in it http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/smile.gif but not over do it if you know what I mean...judging from what Jane has said....he really has a great grasp on the character and kudos to him for reading the Punisher comics.
08-05-2003, 06:37 PM
Thomas Jane is the only aspect of this movie that I never had any doubts about. He will kick ass, literally.
Now that I've read Welcome Back Frank, I'm a bit more skeptical on the script and one casting choice. Rebecca Romijn Stamos as Joan? I don't buy it, but that's just from a physical perspective. I'm sure Stamos can act shy and as a person with no self-confidence. That's basically what she did on 'Just Shoot Me'. But the lady is damn near 6 feet tall and she's fine! That's not Joan. In the comic Frank towered over Joan, and so did just about everybody else. And also a conflict I have with Joan being in the film is that she was afraid of New York City! That's something I can believe. Being afraid of Tampa, I just can't buy it.
Those are pretty much my biggest worries about the film. And if I see any grown man in the film yell "mommieeeee" I'm going to hunt down the director and Garth Ennis and teach them new ways of pain by myself.
[This message has been edited by D.K.HOOD (edited 08-05-2003).]
08-05-2003, 08:44 PM
If Hollywood can frump up (or however you term it) Cameron Diaz (John Malkovich) then I think its possible the same can be said for Rebecca....
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by riotgirl77:
If Hollywood can frump up (or however you term it) Cameron Diaz (John Malkovich) then I think its possible the same can be said for Rebecca....<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
but i see where DK is coming from with his complaints.
08-11-2003, 08:58 PM
well, Rebecca is rather tall. Obviously hollywood can work wonders, and I'm not really familiar with the character but based on the description alone I would have gone with someone like Christina Ricci, though maybe shes too young, but shes beautiful and can pull off the mousey type character well.
08-11-2003, 11:19 PM
Ohomigod she's WAY too young....think there's like an 11 year difference between her and Thomas Jane...
08-12-2003, 10:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TheHeretic:
I would have gone with someone like Christina Ricci, though maybe shes too young, but shes beautiful and can pull off the mousey type character well.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Funny you should say that, because Christina resembles Susan Silo (http://www.susansilo.com/images/riddler2.jpg), who played the Riddler's girlfriend, Mousey, in the Batman episodes "A Riddler a Day Keeps the Riddler Away" and "When the Rat's Away, the Mice Will Play".
08-12-2003, 10:40 AM
Maybe its just a bad angle, but Susan Silo resembles Michael Jackson more than she does Christina Ricci.
08-12-2003, 03:10 PM
Keep in mind...ive never read a comic with this mouse character in it, I just see Christina as being an actress who can handle the type of character the movie has described. Is she supposedly a love interest? I actually really dont like the concept of The Punisher having a love interest.
08-12-2003, 03:27 PM
The only Garth Ennis Punisher story I've read is "Welcome Back Frank", and in that story Joan is just a lonely woman who can barely speak because she is afraid of everything. She may have had a crush on Frank but there was no romantic angle to their relationship.
08-12-2003, 06:23 PM
Joan felt safe around Frank too... http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/smile.gif
08-12-2003, 09:13 PM
Joan developed quite the crush on Frank (especially shown later on, after WBF), but Frank never returned her feelings.
"That which does not kill us...makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild, Aeon Flux
08-12-2003, 11:50 PM
Did she return again in issue #19 of this year?
speaking of Punisher love intrests, did anyone pic up issue 28? DEAR GOD MAN! he couldnt give joan any play but he made the beast with two back with that nasty texan white trash chick! dont get me wrong, ive had my fiar share of less than gorgeous girls using the line "i can think of a worse way to blow a cupple hours." but jesus Frank, your the punisher!
08-14-2003, 05:29 PM
Well, the way they tried to justify him getting with the pink haired Texan whore was that he slept with her to get information out of her. "Lonely people like to talk.", but still I thought Frank had some standards. I think Garth is just trying to whore Frank out to anyone in the book, I mean look at him crushing on Electra and asking her out to dinner. I love Ennis' work but goddamit Frank doesn't need a love interest.
02-14-2004, 10:57 PM
I am just happy that the film is being made @ all, since whatever promotes THE PUNISHER™ in the minds of the non-Comics reading public will be good for increased availability of merchandise.
Sexual entanglement with JOAN would be messy because she is weak & unworldly.
The “nasty Texan white trash chick”, as you call her, was not a character to be underestimated, given that she managed to live & work in Laredo under the conditions she did.
If there isn’t “a LOT of bloody violence in it”, then it won’t be THE PUNISHER™, will it? http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/wink.gif
I am very pleased with MS. CHRISTINA RICCI’S work, but she has far too much sex appeal to be JOAN THE MOUSE, who puts me more in mind of someone like MIA FARROW, circa ROSEMARY’S BABY™.
Why shouldn’t THE PUNISHER™ get his rocks off with a woman, every now & then?
Nothing makes one want to reproduce more than imminent death, so his sex drive would justify such a decision.
Many thanks for THE RIDDLER™/SUSAN SILO link! 8)
That was cold, yo!
“The pink-haired Texan” was not a “whore”; she was a woman who found THE PUNISHER™ sexually intriguing & had the courage to act on it.
THE PUNISHER™ does “[have] some standards”, as was shown when he declined what would have been *incredible* carnality with the wife of a former Vietnam colleague of his, this despite the fact that his friend was no longer physiologically capable of satisfying her.
As for THE PUNISHER™ asking ELEKTRA™ out to dinner, I would have done the same, were I in his position, especially given that it would irritate DAREDEVIL™.
Because THE PUNISHER™ is allowing himself to be be bedded by a woman, it does not mean that the woman in question is “a love interest”.
He has not had 1 of those since his wife MARIA.
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