The Punisher (2004 version)
The Punisher (International)
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Synopsis: The Punisher walks through the world we all know, a world darkended by war, crime, cruelty and injustice. He has no superpowers to battle the evil he sees - only his fierce intelligence, his years of combat experience and, above all, his iron determination to avenge those wronged by society's villains.
Rating: R For pervasive brutal violence, language and brief nudity.
Run Time: 123 Minutes
Director: Jonathan Hensleigh
Dvd Extra's:Keepin it Real: The Punisher Stunts, Army of One: The Punisher Orgins, War Journal: On the Set of The Punisher, Drawing Blood: Bradstreet Style, Deleted Scenes, Music Video Drowning Pool "Step Up", The Punisher Video Game Trailer, Audio Commentary with Director Jonathan Hensleigh, Subtitles English and Spanish.
Nudity Factor: One quick clip of a topless woman when talking about hookers.
Of Note: The scene with the explosion in front of the Bank of America building was not adequately publicized and hundreds of people called 911 thinking it was an actual explosion.
Recommendations: Punisher Max Graphic Novel Vol 1
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Lets get my beef with this movie out of the way right of the way. They messed with the origins. Why oh why mess with the origins. Now that I am done with that, I did like the movie. It captured the feel of The Punisher very well. John Travolta does play a bad guy very well. He has that swagger about him that is very convincing. Thomas Jane who plays The Punisher does an excellent job. The apartment building and the roomies that he had, brought a little comic relief to the movie. It also did a good job showing that Frank Castle still was human enough to help them when they needed help. After being pissed off about the origins, I settled in and enjoyed this movie. It has good action and believable characters. I would recommend that you add this to your collection.
Definitely a must see movie. Iím not a big comic book reader so the fact that the origins were not the same never occurred to me. I just love a good vendetta movie and this is one plays the part for sure. I think that the part of Frank Castle was cast very well and I especially liked the neighbors in the apartment building. The way the Punisher played Travoltaís character and the crime syndicate was excellent. Creating distrust and confusion before making his final blow. I believe this movie is a good buy as Iím pretty sure you will watch it more than once.