Special agent Frank Castle had it all: A loving family, a great life, and an adventurous job. But when his life is taken away from him by a ruthless criminal and his associates, Frank has become reborn. Now serving as judge, jury, and executioner, he's a new kind of vigilante out to wage a one man war against those who have done him wrong.Written by
(at around 1h 19 mins) When the Russian forces Castle in to Joan's apartment, Joan is seen screaming and backing up. But in the following shot, she repeats her actions. See more »
So I'm gonna get a three-to-one return on my money?
Otto is the real deal. I met him at a hash bar in Amsterdam. He speaks Russian, German, Arabic...
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The Marvel Comics logo features comic-book images of the Punisher in its pages; after it fully forms, it is shot three times and "bleeds" white paint which forms the Punisher's skull, and the film's title. See more »
The theatrical release contained a shot at the family reunion in which Roy Scheider accidentally knocks a glass of water into Thomas Jane's lap. This appears to have been removed from the US DVD. See more »
I was surprised how good this movie was, not stupid as I figured. It's another one of those based-on-a-comic book hero films that seem to be popular nowadays (Hellboy, Batman, Sin City, Spiderman, Superman, etc.)
However, this was the not the cartoon-like film I expected. It was more of a pretty brutal revenge-crime movie. It's a rough movie, pure and simple.
Believable? Of course not. Some of the action is ludicrous but the most ridiculous of all - the fight against the huge Russian, is actually the most fun of the action scenes. The rest is just plain mean as the hero's entire family gets wiped out by gunman and "The Punisher" (Thomas Jane) goes after them after almost being killed himself.
A smart aspect of this film was inserting a bit of humor in it, such as the two nerds down the hallway who befriend "The Punisher."
The sometimes-juvenile but interesting action scenes, the diverse characters in here and the humor all combine to make this better than anticipated.
No, it's anything but a thinking man's movie, but it IS entertaining and harmless if you look at everything tongue-in-cheek.
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