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  1.  (2592.41)
    Jonathan Hensleigh's Punisher, despite Thomas Jane's worthy contribution, is an extended episode of Punk'd where everyone dies at the end.

    This trailer for the new movie seems to suggest that Frank Castle is actually going to shoot people. On this basis alone, I am in.

    I actually like the colors, myself. And on a practical level, let's face it, The Punisher works as a comic because it's different from all the superhero comics--he shoots people instead of taking them to jail. As a movie, how is it different (aside that it comes from a comic) from a dozen direct-to-video? An interesting color palate might differentiate it enough and justify a theatrical release for a movie about a guy who shoots criminals. If it looks different from the usual fare, it might put people in seats than if it were rendered in some gritty grays.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2008
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    how is it different (aside that it comes from a comic) from a dozen direct-to-video?


    Uh, the source takes that concept and actually makes it good?
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    Speaking of villains: This isn't just Titus Pullo with guns, people. This is Titus Pullo vs. Jimmy Motherfucking McNulty. I mean, c'mon. That has to lead to some kind of awesomeness.

    Well you just made my whole damn day.

    "Can I get scrapple with that?"
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      CommentAuthorhectorlima
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2008
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    i liked the trailer, Stevenson surprised me here [having never watched ROME myself]. i can take a bit of john-woo-esque scenes in exchange for a grittier Punisher. and not that the character hasn't done nothing comick-y himself. he turned himself into a black man for a while and has punched a bear, for example. even Ennis' Max has a lot of wacky stuff, action-wise
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2008
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    One thing that interesting reading this thread is how everyone doesn't want the Punisher to be "comic-booky." The thing that makes the Punisher cool in the comics is that he's a movie-gritty action "hero" in world of people that fight crime in their underwear. But that's not really a problem in the movies. I'm pretty much hearing you guys say "I want the Punisher to look and act like every other vengeance-based action hero that after the criminals that fucked with him."

    For my part, I'm okay with the chandelier scene. I'm okay with mixing a little of the comic color pallete in the Punisher movie so it can stand out from other movies and not get lost in the crowd.
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    I'm pretty much hearing you guys say "I want the Punisher to look and act like every other vengeance-based action hero that after the criminals that fucked with him."


    Yes. But unlike all the rest of those action heroes the Punisher is a violent sociopath with military grade weaponry and a SKULL PAINTED ON HIS CHEST.

    Yes yes yes, he's doing it for his dead kids, whatever, he's a crazy person killing the filth of society with a black sense of humor. Infra-black. Dark matter black.
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      CommentAuthorJon Wake
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
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    What I really want to see is a Punisher that out thinks his prey. I mean, it's easy to be a badass when you have plot armor. But when Ennis writes Frank, he's a badass because he's two steps ahead of the mooks he's wiping out, and he'll go to any lengths to kill them. Frank Castle is more Jason Bourne than Chuck Norris.
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    What I really want is MAX adapted into a HBO series, 1 hour long episode for each TPB.

    That would be the business.

    Haven't seen Rome, but Ray Stevenson doesn't seem to have much screen presence from the trailer. And chandelier hanging/spinning is just silly, regardless of context...

    But I do love Jimmy Motherfucking McNulty...
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
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    Haven't seen Rome, but Ray Stevenson doesn't seem to have much screen presence from the trailer.

    Trust me, that's the trailer's fault. But I will say that Ray Stevenson doesn't so much have screen presence as he does complete fucking screen dominance. I refer you to the video in the first post.
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    "There's a scene in one of the later episodes of ROME where Stevenson's character is choking the life out of someone. He does this thing with his eyes, they go DEAD. Soulless. Like a fucking switch."

    Then he wakes up and looks heartbroken How often does one of the most terrifying moments in TV history work doubletime as one of the saddest? Yeah, he just zones out. GAH.
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    Then he wakes up and looks heartbroken How often does one of the most terrifying moments in TV history work doubletime as one of the saddest? Yeah, he just zones out. GAH.

    He GASPS for air. Like he was drowning.

    I heard him talking about playing Pullo on NPR. He said it was just about letting the animal take over when it needed to take over. Pullo was, as he said, "unevolved, a throwback who sometimes wished he could be more than that."