Excerpt: Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, has been on a killing spree ever since his family got murdered. Six years after he started his vigilante war against crime he raids a party to celebrate the return of mob boss Gaitano Cesare, creating a bloody massacre only upcoming crime lord Billy Russoti manages to...
Excerpt: Frank Castle (Ray Stevenson) is like a one man task force against crime, driven by forces that few could ever understood and even fewer could endure. Castle’s wife and children were gunned down by mafia hitmen, leaving him in a wake of regret and total chaos.
Excerpt: The Movie Before scoffing at the mention of the cinematic Punisher--this is the Marvel Comics anti-hero's third attempt at making it big in Hollywood, after all--remember that he was for a time even more popular than Wolverine, comicdom's "It" character.
Conclusion: ’Punisher: War Zone’ is one of those films that most fans will love and many critics will loathe with a passion. Fitting into both categories, I’m finding myself sitting on the fence. On one hand, it’s much closer to the ballpark of what The Punisher should be.
Excerpt: Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss, Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: Jigsaw.
Excerpt: This is Hollywood’s third stab at making a movie out of the Punisher, an ultra-violent comic book character known mostly for his love of guns and a tendency to kill criminals rather than bothering with expensive things like fair trials.
Excerpt: Is it seriously that hard to make a decent Punisher movie? Really? The Marvel Comics anti-hero is pretty much simplicity itself: After watching the gangland murder of his family, Frank Castle goes nuts, dons a T-shirt with a skull on it, and kills every bad guy in sight.