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09-10-2004, 12:57 AM
Did anyone liked this movide???
I did...it's dark and very violent, just like on the comic books... They did a great adaptation of the stone-cold antihero Frank Castle!!
i'm just saying it, because I saw at marvelcollection.com that the dvd came out on last Tuesday ... That's great, I'm going to buy my copy with some goodies, like a punisher logo flask ... http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/smile.gif
09-10-2004, 01:57 PM
I already posted this under the "Movie & T.V Review" section, in the "The Movies Out There" thread. I'll post it again here because it's pretty barren of posts..
So I finally saw "The Punisher" last night, and based on what I'd heard, I had extremely low expectations for this film. I was actually expecting it to be atrocious. Somehow, I think that helped me enjoy the film more. Unlike the comic book junkies who rushed to the theatre to see it, I was prepared for the worst. I had my brain switched to slow, and rented a back-up film, just in case it sucked that bad. Well, thankfully I ended up watching the whole thing and sort of enjoyed it. Now, while I'll admit that it does not live up to the comic book, and that I myself was quite disappointed in the translation, it was still a pretty fun movie. If only the entire film took on the tone of last 20 minutes, it might have been pretty good overall. Here’s what I didn’t like about it..
1. While I have nothing against Thomas Jane, I didn’t like him in the part. I wish they had chosen an actor who is better at conveying anger on screen. I never felt the rage of Frank Castle; I found he wasn’t scary enough. Also, a small pet peeve I had was that he was not a big enough for the role, and was missing the oily, black, slicked back hair??? The costume was cool (at least he had the skull this time) but he didn’t dawn the skull shirt enough. I would have preferred a little more gunplay, less knife action and a little more explosives and what not.
2. The inclusion of Rebecca Romjin in this movie was a kink for me too. How on earth does she keep getting gigs?? She is the worst actress in Hollywood (for further proof watch Femme Fatal). Watching any scene during the movie with her in it was painful.
3. The fact that he lived in an apartment throughout the film, instead of a secret hideout annoyed me too. Also when he came out and showed everyone he was still alive halfway through the movie I was like “why??”. Wouldn’t The Punisher go for the whole “element of surprise” angle?? Doesn’t stealth mean anything to a former covert operative???
Anyways, I could sit and bitch about all the things that didn’t make sense, or didn’t follow closely from the comics, but I won’t because it would take a while. My advice to all of you out there hoping for a good comic-2-film translation, don’t watch it. As for anyone who is willing to turn off their brain for a while and watch a slow paced action movie, go out and rent it.
09-14-2004, 03:14 PM
The film was based in part on the Punisher comics storyline "Welcome Back, Frank," in which Frank Castle lives in an apartment building with three neighbors. I enjoyed those characters in the comic and I was pleased to see them in the film.
09-15-2004, 12:13 AM
I thought it was a pretty good flick but I also thought it was kinda of dumb to go to city Hall and give up the element of surprise with saying that I reaLLY ENJOYED THAT SCENE IF THAT MAKES ANY SENCE
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