HOLY FUCKING SHIT THIS MOVIE ROCKED MY FACE HARD!
okay now that we have that out of the way. lets get to the review
3.5 out of 5 stars
This is a reboot of the series after the soft, summer blockbuster release of Punisher in 2004 starring Thomas Jane and John Travolta. Now while that movie was okay, it really wasn't Punisher-esque. Shit I don't even remember him actually shooting anyone at all in that movie.
When I saw the trailer for this film I thought Oh god what a shit looking movie(slow mo chandelier spin while shooting machine guns...come on!) But after seeing the R rated trailer I thought, Hmm..this could have something and holy shit did it ever.
They say the 3rd time is a charm and they are right. This is the Punisher that I know and love. Ray Stevenson does a great job fitting the Frank Castle Persona and Wayne Knight is totally Micro(even though he serves like no purpose). The rest of the cast is actually pretty shitty. Julie Benz Phones in this performance(bring back the blonde hair) and Dominic West is great on The Wire, however as Jigsaw he looks and acts like a tardbag. I honestly kept seeing the Janitor from Scrubs when I saw him as Jigsaw.
Zac Braff best watch da FUCK OUT!
While sometimes over the top, it was a very entertaining movie. Now don't go looking for a huge plot, but definantly enjoy the action. Some of my Highlights w/o giving away too much
1. Old man gets served right away
2. His Old Lady isn't forgotten
3. Take a seat(to the eye)
4. Need some Fava Beans and a Nice Chianti with that?
5. Doing Coke will get your face literally Punched in
6. "You take a seat, I'm Calling this in" then Frank makes a collect call to the guys head with a shotty
7. Rocket launcher, 'nuff said
8. Fat Fuck smoking pot gets Served.(BOOM!! HEADSHOT)
9. Shrimps on the Barbie
and there you have it. if you are bored one night or on a weekend, I would check this movie out for some over the top comic action!