Punisher: War Zone (Two-Disc Special Edition)
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In "Punisher: War Zone," we are given a reboot of the Punisher's origin. Via brief (and well executed) flashbacks, the audience learns that Frank Castle has a huge chip on his shoulder since the murder of his family after they witness a mob hit. He declares a one man war against all criminals, from the lowest pickpocket to the toughest crime boss.
When he accidentally kills an undercover agent while dishing out swift and violent punishment, he decides to turn in his guns. However, newly crowned crime boss Billy "The Beaut" Russoti survives an attack from the Punisher (albeit with a severely disfigured face), and Castle is forced back on the job.
Russoti (who now goes by the name "Jigsaw") decides to murder the wife and daughter of the undercover agent that Castle accidentally killed. He goes to the local asylum and picks up his brother, James "Loony Bin Jim" Russoti and asks him to help him on his mission.
From there, the film is filled with brutal beatings, decapitations, a hint of cannibalism and Frank Castle violently eliminating any and every dirtbag in his way as he tries to stop Jigsaw and LBJ from killing the dead agent's family. It's not rocket science, but hunting down and killing bad guys is what the Punisher has always done, so I wasn't expecting some emotional tour de force from the film.Read more ›
So in short, I'm giving this movie 5 stars, because as a true Punisher fan, this movie is the closest to the comics as any of the movies. The first movie was beyond pathetic. The second was good, in fact much of the plot taken directly out of Punisher comics, but way too much humor injected into it and not enough action. This movie has all the action, blood, and death, plus Jigsaw, The Punisher's arch-nemesis. OH, and by the way, Jigsaw has been around since the 1980s...he wasn't invented after the filming of the Saw movies, so if you think his name was ripped from other movies, well, you're an idiot.
So for those of you who also truly loved the Punisher back in the old days, watch this movie! And you'll know exactly what I mean when I say...until The Punisher throws away his guns and takes on an appeasement approach...MAKE MINE MARVEL!!!
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Definitely an awesome movie. If you liked the first one, you'll like the second one.Published 17 days ago by Dale Tatum
Entertainig actioner fare, good for watching while on the treadmill.Published 19 days ago by synapsys
What can I say? I'm a huge Punisher fan, especially of the MAX series written by Garth Ennis. I've watched every Punisher movie several times, have all the MAX issues, have a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bones98
Delicious cheese and over-the-top action without any groan-inducing dialog missteps. Lighthearted ultraviolencePublished 1 month ago by Sparky
by far the best and most gruesome Punisher, with a dark comic book twist. Ray Stevenson is a perfect fit.Published 2 months ago by Scott barrett
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The review by '! MR. KNOW IT ALL ;-b "DR SHOCK"' (October 19th 2010) has the answer: the second disc is a digital copy, nothing more.
May 8, 2011 by Neal Vincent | See all 2 posts
|should there be more Punisher movies?||
YES! Bring back Ray Stevenson as Frank, he fits perfect. Bring in Barracuda, (should be Dennis Haysbert) that is an action packed, gory storyline. It could be one film, 2hours long, but it would be really cool if its split into 2 parts. The 1st hour punisher meets Barracuda, and nearly dies,... Read More
Mar 21, 2012 by B. A. Pickering | See all 3 posts
|It's not Punisher 2!!! It's Punisher (the 2 disc special edition)||
Mar 12, 2009 by Ryan | See all 2 posts
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