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Vengeance Will Be Served
The Punisher (DVD)
Member Name: tez2k007
The Punisher (DVD)
Advantages: Good dark action suspense movie
Disadvantages: Not as well known as other comics
I hadn't read or seen much of the The Punisher when I first heard it had been released so wasn't really expecting much from it. I have to say however I was very surprised and I fully enjoyed the movie.
Tom Jane plays Frank Castle, a retired F.B.I. agent who after watching his family slaughtered in front of him and left for dead himself, becomes his alter ego 'The Punisher'.
Castle sets out to take vengeance on those responsible for the death of his family by tracking down the culprits themselves. At the top of the list is Howard Saint (John Travolta) a ruthless businessman who ordered the hit on Castle's family after Castle mistakenly killed Howard's son during an undercover mission which turned sour.
The punisher is not one of the most well known comic book heroe's when compared to the obvious one's such as Superman, Spiderman, Batman etc. The Punisher has no special abilities himself or super powers apart from his quest to seek vengeance on those that have wronged him.
In his quest to hunt down Saint and his minions he is befriended by 3 social outcasts including Joan who is played by Rebecca Romijn-Stamos.
I thought the film itself was really good and it wasn't your basic super hero movie. It was just a normal guy fighting for what was important to himself. There was plenty of action scenes including gun fights and 1 scene in particular where he fights 1 on 1 with a 7ft russian. Not so much a fight but more of a getting thrown around the place like a rag doll type thing.
The story is very well done and you actually feel for the characters themselves. If you want something different to you usual comic book movies then this may be the one for you.
Summary: A good film overall one a lesser known comic