Punisher: War Zone has been destroyed both by critics and worldwide grossings, thanks to a pavid distribution and a straight-to-DVD kamikaze choice in most of the European countries.
Even Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 24% approval rating, based on 94 reviews, with an average rating of 4.2/10. Not enough time to counter-attack those guys, but most of them was born in a time when Dallas was considered great. I think I think this'll cope with that.
First things first: released in North America on December 5, 2008. that's WAY late. People will be more willing to see things like "Mall Cop" or "Happy Feet does Dallas" in that period and something even a bit more solid/cruel/realistic -not talking about Citizen Kane here - like a good - for once - honest movie taken from a comic.
Point two. For once, you've been doing a good old-stile gory movie that goes that further in realism that not only have people eating kidneys from livings, but has no naked chicks weaving guns around. I'll give you 10+ for sincerity, but your move will a pair of million $ less for sure.
Point Thee. This Punisher is the son of the writings of Garth Ennis. If you're part of the club, that'll do. If not. Ennis is a genius and what Tarantino used to be shootin' Reservoir Dogs.
Point Four. It has no big names in it. But that's only good for realism. Being an hollywood star destroys it's like having Tom Cruise selling chips at the street corner. You always wonder what he's doing there.
It's well taken, filming is good, casting was great (sacking the previous dyed actor was the best part of it).
It's not Iron Man (aww...) and it's not The dark knight (nice voice, bats) but's more than enough to make yer day.
"It stays true to the comics and the origin"
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Punisher: War Zone was released on DVD on March 17, 2009.
DVD/Blueray package includes the "Making of 'Punisher: War Zone, " "Training to Become The Punisher, " "The Weapons of The Punisher" and "Creating the Look of The Punisher", the trailer and audio commentary with Alexander and Director of Photography Steve Gainer.