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Punisher 2: War Zone  [US Import] [Blu-ray] [Region A]
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For me War Zone is the best of all the Punisher movies. Sure it is low budget, the dialogue is often very much in keeping with the comics, there is a lot of testosterone and some very over the top performances. But that is its strength. Punisher War Zone is a movie that knows exactly what it wants to be. It is very well made, very violent and very bloody. The action is very well put together. You could almost draw a parallel to this and Sin City although this is not that comic.
The key for the franchise for me is Ray Stevenson as the Punisher. He has a quality onscreen that draws you to him. There is something almost graceful and predator in his movements and at the same time quite vulnerable in his features. As I frequently do with characters of this genre I weighed Ray Stevenson's worth as a possible Jack Reacher and he came very close to the ideal.
So all told, within the context of the genre I have no hesitation in giving this four stars. A great Friday night movie with the boys and for a fan of the comics.
Stevenson has grasped the chance to play tough guy roles and again he plays the vengeful hero with gusto.
He is somewhat wooden but perhaps that"s the fault of the scripts he has to work with,not his Thespian abilities.
If he ever gave up acting he could easily get a job as an arms dealer: there isn"t a weapon he hasn"t fired as far as I know.
Entertaining to watch if only for its simple pure action formula.
The earlier incarnation of the Punisher was a vietnam vet, had a virtual team of compatriots in the form of a hacker called Microchip, his son, a corrections officer, later that officer's widow and a series of other Marvel characters who would make cameos, such as Blackcat, Wolverine and others. This Punisher was a paragon of soldierly virtue and spent a fair amount of the time contemplating the ultimate paradox of his position, carrying out summary justice and by the same token deserving the same. In some ways this was Marvel's answer to Batman or a comic book version of Cobra.
The later incarnation of the Punisher was a darker, much more sinister characterisation, with a death wish, with more than a hint of a psychopathic 'true nature' underlying any supposed reason detre of vigilante rough justice. This is the version which featured in the recent PS2 game, Marvel Knights and Marvel MAX label. This version of the Punisher is a little like Rorschach from The Watchmen.
It is not so much the case that "never the two shall meet", because there are clear continuities between each for instance brooding dark humour, gun culture, characters shared by each such as Microchip. This movie is definitely going to appeal to the fans of the second, later characterisation of The Punisher more. Much more.Read more ›
short work of Mobsters and their gun-totting side-kicks.
What 'Frank' hadn't immediately realized is that 'Mobster' 'Billy
Russoti' had survived the onslaught, badly dis-figured.
'The Punisher' had also killed on e of the good guys in the rapid
fire-fight, he now has problems on two fronts.
There are scores still to settle.
Plenty of 'action' and 'gore' on offer, best way to describe it
in truth is 'entertainingly' O.T.T.
The story-line perhaps a little thin, dialog not the best.
The 'Thomas Jane' / 'John Travolta' 'Punisher' movie was in my
The disc does have several additional features on board.......
# Training for the Punisher # The making of the Punisher #
# Creating the look of the Punisher # Meet Jigsaw # Weapons of the
Punisher # Director and Cinematographer commentary ~
The current purchase price of the 'DVD' £2.95....no money in truth.
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Good value for money although I don't expect to open a DVD case sent from a business to find a load of what seemed to be biscuit crumbs insidePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
ANOTHER GREAT FILM WITH NON STOP ACTION AND AT A GOOD PRICE AN IDEAL SHOP WELL WORTH IT.Published 3 months ago by THOMAS MCLAUGHLIN
totally satisfied with this seller, no complaints at any stage of order. would certainly reccomend.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Bah bah. Comparing the Tom Jane Punisher and film to this one is like comparing apples to oranges. Ray Stevenson does a great job he conveys the character really well being the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joeboo
Brutal Marvel movie. Ray looks like the Punisher and he certainly gives value for money here.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer