Clark Collis
December 03, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EST

Punisher: War Zone

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
107 minutes
Wide Release Date
12/05/08
performer
Ray Stevenson, Doug Hutchison, Dominic West
director
Lexi Alexander
distributor
Lions Gate Films
author
Matt Holloway, Art Marcum, Nick Santora
genre
ActionAdventure
We gave it a C+

In this oddly Brit-heavy third attempt to ? create another Marvel film franchise, Ray Stevenson (Rome) takes over as the vengeful Punisher, following Dolph Lundgren and Thomas Jane. Alas, Stevenson doesn’t have much to do except look gloomy after accidentally killing an FBI agent — and then deliberately kills about 50 more people. (His character could be called the Not-Much-of-a-Learning-Curveinator.) Meanwhile, Dominic West (The Wire) plays a facially mutilated Mob boss as if he’s in a broad SNL sketch. On the plus side, Punisher: War Zone has one of the all-time great ? B-movie last lines: ”Oh, God, now I’ve got brains splattered all over me!” C+

Watch our interview with star Ray Stevenson

You May Like

Comments

EDIT POST