J. KINGSTON PIERCE HAS POSTED A FUN REVIEW OF THE NEW PUNISHER FILM TODAY OVER AT THE RAP SHEET . . .
Man, I haven’t enjoyed myself this much since Crank and Rambo. If you’re not laughing your ass off while watching large parts of the new film Punisher: War Zone, you’re seeing a different movie than I did.It was completely gory and outrageous and awesome. While not technically a good movie, it wants you to have fun, so in that way, it’s totally successful.
British actor Ray Stevenson is absolutely perfect in the title role. Nailed it. He’s given some scenes in which he gets to act, and if you saw him in the HBO-TV series Rome, you know he can deliver the goods. He understands that Frank Castle, aka the Punisher, is a broken man whose only option in an insane world is to punish the corrupt. He gets the movie and plays the character like a shark--never stopping, barely saying a word, and completely without mercy. In a more serious film, he would be terrifying, but the folks he’s going after here are all really terrible people who escaped the law. So go ahead and cheer him on as he slaughters them in really inventive but efficient ways.
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