Name: graham seitz
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Wow, this was...not good. Like really not good. In fact one could go so far as to say it was bad, cause, you know, it was. Yes it is very violent and Stevenson was good but everything else was really...amateurish. The lighting and editing make it look like a video game or music video, a lot of the dialogue is bad, and the acting, aside from Stevenson, is terrible. Quite frankly it's not a Punisher film, it's just another cheesy action film only the main character has a skull on his chest. He never seems, psychologically, like the person from the comics. I think they were afraid to make him too... what's the word... psychotic seriel killeresq. None of the supporting characters have any depth and I hate the background the give to Castle, Special Forces Trainer? Fuck that. This is a man who was down in the shitstorm it's important to acknowledge that he'd seen action well before become the Punisher. And the bit in the church? Random, and a terrible spot for it. Also he has no tactics. Even at the end it's the cop who thinks to tell the russian where he can find Jigsaw.
So in conclusion; he cuts off a dudes head, uses a rocket to blow up a guy in mid-air, throws a guy onto spikes after kneecaping him, kills a ton of random gangsters, and watches a guy burn to death after stabing him with a steel pole. Wow this movie sound fucking great, it's a shame that it totally isn't.
The delays are definitely hurting this book I was a third of the way through the issue before I remembered what was going on. It's really depressing to me as I thought for the first two years that this book was as good a comic as was being published.
On a positive note Harris once again shows that he is one of the best cover artists in the world.