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not a whole lot about punisher in there, but some insights on John boy that actually give me a little hope. For one, he sighted that the difference between this movie and the otheres he had writtin for and produced is that Punisher is a far more personal prodject. I gatherd then that Hensligh did indeed write the movie as well as direct it. This is a good thing, when you have to many people working on a single concept, certain things tend to get lost in translation.
While John Hensligh didn't exactley condem all hios former prodjects he did elude to the fact that he was less than pleased, this means he's looking to make bigger and better things. Hopefully thats Punisher.
Any thoughts there kid and kittens?
03-06-2004, 03:08 PM
Nice play on words with the title of this topic! It took me a moment or two to catch the Anne Rice reference.
My main concern initially was that Hensleigh had never directed before, but his heart certainly seems to be in the right place. It also seemed strange that he choose as his first directing job a script written by someone else (as he is mostly known as a screenwriter) but from all accounts the movie works well so this shouldn't be a problem.
And it's funny to visit other web sites and see fans in an uproar over the guy who wrote Armageddon directing The Punisher. My response to that would be "so what"? Elisabeth Shue made Adventures in Babysitting before she did Leaving Las Vegas. Naomi Watts did Tank Girl before Mulholland Drive. Alanis Morissette was Canada's answer to Tiffany before recording Jagged Little Pill. Tori Amos was originally in a pop rock band. Stallone was making softcore erotica before he wrote Rocky. Who doesn't have a pre-history? Hopefully for C2F fans Punisher will be the movie that elevates Hensleigh to "serious" status in the film industry.
[This message has been edited by norrinraad (edited 03-06-2004).]
There was a comment made by Hensligh in the interview about commedy that adressed my concerns a little about the the movie hitting the proper funny bone like the Ennis books did. He said in so many words that he prefers situational comedy. Once again my spirits were lifted, for Welcome back frank was just one hilarious situation after another, Maw Ganuci being a torso, gunfighting in the mourge. Punisher has never been about the funny one liners.
03-16-2004, 10:04 AM
I said in the other thread here that I saw the trailer when I went to see "Hidalgo", and I thought that Hensleigh, for his part, wrote some amusing stuff into the script from what I could see. I think, FROM what I've seen, he looks like he's got a good amount of wit and action put together. Now, wether it balances itself out just right, will remain to be seen. But I'll just have to await the arrival of The Punisher in about another month or so.........
03-16-2004, 06:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GRIM:
I gatherd then that Hensligh did indeed write the movie as well as direct it. This is a good thing, when you have to many people working on a single concept, certain things tend to get lost in translation. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Then again so did the guy who made Daredevil and that movie jsut didn't hold together. It's one thing to be a fan and ahve it be a personal effort, but you gotta know how to hold together the story and characters. At the same time I think Hensligh might be a bit more experience thatn that guy.
03-26-2004, 03:55 AM
Whomever wrote & directed DAREDEVIL™ completely missed the fact that MATT MURDOCK/DAREDEVIL™ would never throw a criminal into the path of an oncoming train, as that is the bailiwick of THE PUNISHER™.
DAREDEVIL™ would rather take a beating from THE PUNISHER™, than allow him to do to a criminal what we saw the former do in that film.
"...Be seeing you!"
[This message has been edited by MALCOLMXERXES (edited 04-12-2004).]
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