Punisher, The (Extended Cut)

Posted in: Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on October 16th, 2008

(out of 5)

Michael Durr has been reviewing movies for the better part of fifteen years now. He primarily enjoys thrillers, sci-fi, animation and even a little courtroom drama. His favorite films include Escape from New York, the Goonies and anything with Alyssa Milano. When he’s not praising Kurt Russell as the greatest actor of our time or scratching his head over a David Lynch flick, he’s spending time at home in Texas with his lovely wife, Lori and his amazing son. How they put up with him is a mystery, but even Basil Rathbone doesn’t have the time to solve that one.


  1. Mirage
    10/16/2008 @ 1:23 pm

    I actually prefer the 1989 version to this one. I hated the switch of location to Tampa Bay and thought that the direction was sloppy. I also didn’t like Travolta as the villain. Jane was just OK. I hope that the new War Zone movie improves upon this one, and it looks like it could. Stevenson has the Punisher look down pat, and the action and location look much better than in the ’04 version. Plus they are using some of the comic book’s original villains in Jigsaw. I just never really liked the ’04 movie, despite the Punisher being my #1 comic book character.

  2. Gino Sassani
    10/16/2008 @ 5:08 pm

    Hey Mirage, What’s wrong with Tampa?
    I hear they might play some wicked BB in that part of the World.
    Gino (from Tampa)

  3. Michael Durr
    10/16/2008 @ 5:27 pm

    I hope War Zone does improve on 2004 as well (though I can’t agree that the 89 flic was better than the 04 flic). Jigsaw being in the movie is a huge plus. However, the jury is still out for me on Stevenson. We’ll see.

    Oh and Tampa is going down to the Phillies in the Series 😛 (been a Phillies fan since the 80’s, had to gib a little bit there)

  4. Gino Sassani
    10/17/2008 @ 12:21 am

    No problem, Michael.
    I grew up in Philly going to games at the vet.
    Schmidt’s my fav player of all time.
    It’ll be a win win series for me. 🙂
    Good job on the review, Bud.
    Take Care,

  5. Michael Durr
    10/17/2008 @ 4:01 am

    How awesome, Schmidt is also my favorite player of all time, followed by Carlton and then Nolan Ryan.

    Thanks for the compliment, appreciate it.

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