Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Movie Review of The Punisher Warzone


Punisher Warzone - 5/10
Directed by Lexi Alexander
Cast - Ray Stevenson, Dominic West,Doug Hutchinson,Julie Benz

Plot Summary
After hunting down and killing hundreds of violent criminals, Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, faces his most deadly foe yet: Jigsaw.

Review
The Punisher has and will always be my favourite comic character.I have been reading his comics for a long time now.So far there has been 2 different Punisher movies.The first was Dolph Lundgren.The first movie was good,Lundgren did a good Frank Castle(Punisher) but halfway through, the movie lost the plot and it became stupid.The 2nd movie was Thomas Jane as Frank Castle and Travolta as the bad guy.This was a fucking stupid movie from the get go.I forced myself to finish the movie sadly.I knew it when you have an actor with a girly name like Thomas JANE to act as The Punisher,you are just asking for it.It was at this point of time i thought to myself that Marvel Studios will probably never make a proper Punisher movie.So when I started hearing news about making another Punisher movie,I was of course excited.After reading the synopsis and watching the trailer,I was convinced that Ray Stevenson(Titus from the TV series Rome) would make a more convincing Frank Castle.And to be honest,he does it pretty well.Frank in the comics has always been a no remorse,kill everyone don't bother asking questions kinda guy and Stevenson does it pretty well for the movie.
Dominic West(Mcnulty from the TV series The Wire) on the other hand did a rather lame version of the Jigsaw.The transition from Billy Russoti to Jigsaw was too rushed and not believable.Julie Benz(Rita from the TV series Dexter) was god awful.
Don't really bother about cinematography and camera works because it's pretty much done as a B grade movie.Lexi Alexander kinda lost the plot when she was directing this movie.Everything seemed rushed.Editing was shit too.now the only good thing about this movie are the kill scenes.you have a lot of bodies,blood and bullets all over the fuck place and a few fantastic kill scenes which would make u go"what the fuck?!!!" and then you will laugh about it...(I did).
Apart from that,I wish that Marvel Studios would make yet another Punisher movie but perhaps with better villains and a better director of course and just keep the violence.ha ha.

Watch this movie only if you are a fan of the Punisher if not just watch it on a weekday.

Best Quotes
Frank Castle: Sometimes I would like to get my hands on God.

Billy Russoti: Billy's dead. Call Me Jigsaw. [Followed by an awkward silence]

Billy Russoti: [talking to Grace] Would you like to pray to an imaginary friend too?


Recommended movies by the director
Green Street Hooligans

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