This April, The Punisher
is schedualed for release, yet there are some misgivings I have concerning the character and the overall 'feel' of
The actor playing Frank Castle, to me, doesn't fit the character from Marvel Comics. Granted, how many actors are in the same shape as comic book
heros, but come on. Even the actor's voice doesn't seem to have the same edge or gravel as would be expected.
*For those who may not know, the actor is the blond hero from the movie Deep Blue Sea
, the one with intelligent sharks.*
And the origin?! This incantation of the Punisher is a Gulf War veteran. Parden me for sounding too negative... but I cannot see a Gulf War vet (the
first Persian Gulf War) having the... mental psycosis as would be needed for a borderline serial killer. With this, the movie creators should have
stuck with the true version, of Castle being from the Vietnam generation.
Main bad guy? John Travolta... I haven't checked into too many details, but unless the movie is bringing in Jigsaw, I can't see it.
Now, some of us might remember the first Punisher movie, starring Dolph Lungren. To me, he WAS the Punisher. Right hieght, build, vocal tones...
that movie, although it was lacking in many different ways, had potential. *That is why I used Part 2 in the thread*
I have seen the two different trailers... the first one, with the camera going across his work bench with dialogue in background was what I would
expect. The second was with movie images... seeing that blonde guy playing Castle just doesn't do it for me.
I'll get the link later, but there is another site, where you can read the War Journal, watch Castle family videos and stuff... that one's pretty
neat... link coming up soon.
Now, I hate do say this. I know what the Punisher is about; christ, I have EVERY Punisher comic (even cameo appearences), most of the Punisher
related merchandise (except clothing... don't want to advertise that I'm a fan boy), so for me, the Punisher is a big deal. What I dread saying is
this: not too many comic to movies were good... and even though it is the Punisher's style, I'd hate seeing this film looking like a comic version
of Death Wish.
What would be interesting to see, however, is in a couple years, having a TRUE comic movie. One where Daredevil is fighting Castle, Spider-Man
intervines... Iron Man seen flying in the background. Have anything and everything that a comic fan would want.