Best Punisher: War Zone Poster Arrives Fashionably Late!
by Alex Billington
December 5, 2008
I don't exactly know how this poster got lost in the mix, but Lionsgate has release one more poster for Punisher: War Zone and it's easily the best one. At this point, since the movie comes out today, you know I wouldn't be running anything on this unless it were really worth it, and this time it is. I found this poster tonight and I'm quite saddened knowing that Lionsgate didn't put this out much earlier. Maybe a few more moviegoers would've actually considered seeing this movie if Lionsgate would've taken their posters a bit more seriously? Either way, check this out, and read on for my opinions on the movie itself as well.
Going into Punisher: War Zone you've got to know it's a mindless action movie. With that in mind, it is pure fun. Lexi Alexander isn't a bad director, but it does have an awful script. The action scenes are incredibly over-the-top and fun for those desensitized to violence and it's fairly easy to push through the shitty writing. I personally liked it better than Thomas Jane's Punisher, but that may just be me.
Punisher: War Zone is directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Lexi Alexander of only Green Street Hooligans previously. The script has gone through numerous revisions, however the latest draft was finished by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, who both wrote the script for Iron Man. Punisher: War Zone arrives in theaters from Lionsgate starting on December 5th this weekend. See you in theaters!
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
This really isn't that great of a poster at all
Alex is a horrible writer on Dec 5, 2008
I think this is more of a *traditional* poster but not exactly a *better* poster. Really, I thought the lenticular poster was more interesting as it brought in a unique visual and married it to Tim Bradstreet's rendering of The Punisher - which the film seems to borrow from liberally.
Tom Brazelton on Dec 5, 2008
Not a great poster but definitely far better than the ones I have seen.
Kyle A. Koyote on Dec 5, 2008
It's a cool looking poster... but I have a problem with the tag-line. Vengeance has a name? It's never been about revenge. It's about "justice". I hope that's not an indication about how they're going to handle his motivation in the movie. It looks pretty hard core, which is welcome after the Tommy Jane "sissy Punisher".
Juan on Dec 5, 2008
It doesn't help that graphically this poster reads as "War Zone: Punisher" Everything about this movie is very college film student.
IK on Dec 5, 2008
"Vengeance Has a Name" ....lame.
Mario Tenorio on Dec 5, 2008
This isn't that good a movie anyway.
adam on Dec 5, 2008
ive so been looking forward to a great Punisher movie. Sadly, this isnt going to be it. Castin Ray Stevensonwas a great choice. Im not fond of the director and her take 'Batman Forever' take of the world ( colors, lights etc) . Also, if anyone has seen Man on Fire, that is more or less, the tactics Punisher would use. not just run and gun while sliding 20 ft across the floor. idiotic.
michael on Dec 5, 2008
It is essentially just Frank Castle shooting guns with some eye shadow on.
Chris W on Dec 5, 2008
How can people call Thomas Jane a sissy punisher. Did you not like the death kills where an arrow goes through the neck, Where he breaks the guys arm and then takes a knife and stabs his hand pinning it to his ass, Then takes another knife and stabs it through the man's jaw. Or when he's walking into that other room where the other twin is shoots that guy in the head with out looking and showing no emotion what so ever. True we didn't see the punisher side of him until the very end. And of course no comic fan is going to be 100% satisfied with a comic movie cause there's so many different story lines and ways to approach the comic story. I personally liked it alot, they made it seem real. But it was the whole set up so that the sequel would of been bad ass. I remember hearing updates of Thomas Janes sequel and comments on the script, and it sounded like it was going to be awsome. Well I'm off to go see the new punisher. So who knows, maybe my opinion might change.
The_Phantom on Dec 5, 2008
@ #8: Micheal... I completely agree with you. I think the focus on action is lame for these movies. I'm not really a punisher fan, since I don't read superhero comics all that much, but turning it into just some stupid action movie turns me off. I always thought of the Punisher as being sort of like Batman, but without Bruce Wayne's fortune (or his rogues gallery...). In movies, if someone has advanced military training it just means they can kill people with their bare hands and take a bullet with a grin on their face. I much prefered Man On Fire's take on a man with advanced military training systematically getting the info he needs out of people. But I was never really interested in this movie, anyway. More interested in the rumored "100 Bullets" movie. Actually, that comic would be a perfect set-up for a TV series.
Squiggly on Dec 5, 2008
"You can't make chicken salad out of chicken sh*t."
adam on Dec 5, 2008
First off....Great Blog....! I won't attempt an objective review. My knife is in it....LOL visit http://www.punisherknife.com I loved the movie. It was made by hard driving people about a hardened character. who refuses to ignore the darker side of realitys we all face in today's world . He has perfected the job of human trash removal . The word RELENTLESS (Websters Dictionary defines the term) re-lent-less; Unmoved by love or pity: Unceasing, as without mercy. Fits this guy to a T. Some people can't stomach the truth that this character illustrates so well. Frank Castle is doing a job......he's doing it because a million others who 's job it really is ...are to soft, fat, corrupt , scared or lazy to do Justice. Frank does it without a mask or a cape, he says little about it because deep inside it hurts him to know that this is the only answer to a problem. Unfettered, the corrupt dish out untold human misery. Frank is the sin eater, the True Dark Knight. Unlike Batman, Superman, Spiderman and the rest of the comic crew, Frank Castle is a modern day Wyatt Earp. He promptly and effectively answers the call in the order received. When the smoke clears in the real human experience.....one comment remains... even though coined by a real life villain who's idea of right was on Jigsaw's side of the fence....... "Justice comes from the barrel of a gun". It's HARD, FAST and BRUTAL....but....TRUE. Could the movie have been better.........of course, and Micky Mouse could have been better too. I think some exceptionally vehement anti Punisher War Zone Movie reviews....are based on internal Cat Fighting in the movie business, and let's face it....Frank Castle is NOT Politically Correct. Thanks to Ray Stevenson, Lexi Alexander, Jon Barton and all for this Great Movie.
Relentless Knives on Dec 10, 2008
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