The PunisherDVD - 2004
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These are my favorites from IMDb's collection:
Candelaria: Vaya con Dios, Castle. Go with God.
Frank Castle: God's gonna sit this one out.
The Punisher: Those who do evil to others - the killers, the rapists, psychos, sadists - you will come to know me well. Frank Castle is dead. Call me... The Punisher.
Joan: What makes you any different from them?
The Punisher: They have something to lose.
Iraq Soldier: But these guys are terrorists!
Frank Castle: They think the same thing about us.
“The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.” -Frank Zappa
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People seem to have a hate on for this movie, but honestly I think it is one of the more better made and accurate comic book translations. This is the quintessential telling of the story of Frank Castle and how he becomes the Punisher, taken right from the pages of the graphic novel, with Thomas Jane doing a great job showing how complex and multilayered the character really is. The film has a very Sergio Leone feel to it, which totally helps sell it as more then just a comic book movie. In fact, the only part I really disliked in the movie with the corny exploding punisher skull in the finale, which was just silly. My only other complaint was that it had some needless nudity, but other then that it is a movie with a terrific cast, great action and pretty much everything you could ask for in a Punisher movie, sadly when the director and Thomas Jane saw where they wanted to go with the next movie they opted out, but they made it anyway and thus you have the much less cool Punisher Warzone movie with Ray Stevenson, pity.
3.5 Beards Out Of 5
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