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The punisher- an excellent film, but parts are lost!,
This review is from: The Punisher [DVD]   (DVD)
One of marvels darkest characters if portrayed brilliantly in this gritty-action movie.
A lot has been changed from the original punisher storys. His family, the way they are killed etc is very different. Also, i feel fans will argue that the film ignores a lot of the punishers psychotic nature and makes him seem a lot nicer person than he was portrayed in the comics.
However, what they have done with the character i feel is excellent. The film looks and feels great, but it is not perfect. The russian is good but not as good as he was in the comic. Heck is also good but the time he is in it is waaaaaay too short. John t is excellent in the film and plays howard saint very well.
It seems like they have crammed a lot into one film, so a lot of the elements are lost, personally, i think they should have split it all up a bit, as the time with heck and the russian are much too short lived.
The punisher is deffinatelly one of the best and darkest of the marvel characters, and whether you are a fan or not, i suggest you give this a try.