Punisher: War Zone

Hard, brutal and ruthless arbiter about Frank castle aka the Punisher is a real war with the world of organized crime. He knows no pity and compromise their own hands and sends the bad guys to hell, or the iron bars. His methods of revenge, and the actions of the thirst for justice. This time he will clash with his main opponent, the mega-maniac — Jigsaw, sitting on a throne criminal in new York and managing an army of psychopaths and thugs. On the other hand the FBI creates a unit designed to stop the super-powerful attack Punisher. The war zone is determined. But this is only the beginning!

Director:
  • Lexi Alexander

Stars:
Release Date: 2008-12-05
IMDb icon 5.9/10
  • Country: CA, DE, US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $35,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $10,161,493
reviews
Dominica Violette
06 June 2012 | 03:21

The third and perhaps the last (including financial failure) a film about the Punisher left a very good impression and surprise what exactly movie caused such anger as from the critics and many ordinary viewers.

The first film about the avenger with skull Breasts were neither is a classic old action movie(even though the main role is played by Dolph Lundgren, and the only voice in which I found this film — author and monophonic), in the second, the creators went and rolled all over the place first drama, about how the main character was the Punisher, and then a little Thriller. The result was again ambiguous - as anyone, but I am personally satisfied with the dramatic component is not enough to give it a same eyesore inserted is absolutely not to the place funny episodes(coming to the main character is the killer and playing him the guitar — this and how shows a fight with the Russian). And still it was a pretty good movie, so continue I waited about the same, but without the silly scenes and even more intense drama.

After the first viewing of the territory of war(and I watched it two times) feelings were again mixed. Serious drama I have not received, but as the action film has grown significantly. For a start it is worth noting ray of Stevenson, who in the image of the protagonist fit just perfect. It thus stood before us the Punisher in the comics(well, at least punisher max, the rest I didn't read), and complain about he rarely expresses any emotion is anyway, that to criticize Schwarzenegger for a small number of emotions in the terminator. The next thing we see are shooting, is pretty good. And let the reality is some staff believe complicated(unlike version with Thomas Jane where the main character is killed not so a lot of people), they still not slipping in utter nonsense. in terms of the lack of the Punisher super powers, is pretty important. Also wanted to mention moderate bloody film, which is very appropriate. Some criticized the movie in of excessive brutality, but it is smacks of delusions — when it Saw another indignant not so many, and then, you see, it's disgusting. Special sadism in the film, by the way, no, but there is just need for a lot of fighters naturalistic — just when a person fired from the guns, then from person do almost nothing left. What to humor, then it in the film a bit, but unlike the previous section it is good fit — which is only the frame, in which two main opponents of the Punisher read the speech in front of a bunch of garbage from different gangs on the American flag background. Finally, another advantage of this pattern are already mentioned the main villains. The first — a thug with a rough in apart the face(not surprising that he killed the surgeon, seeing yourself in the mirror), and second - the mad brother in the nuthouse kept clearly not in vain-that only is a moment when he with laughter catches on the mirror(about it doctor, I do not say anything). In other words to both of them feel a strong dislike — should have such enemies is also not very positive main character.

May this film and will not be my favorite action movie(mainly because it is a place firmly occupied Robocop and Remember everything), but it really is a quality adaptation of the eponymous comic book — grim, harsh, and very interesting.

8 from 10

Marni Swane
22 August 2009 | 11:20

"The Punisher — the territory of war" — not the sequel to the 2004 film, as could think, rather, version. The story is almost the same as and "the Hulk" — events are after following the steps in the first movie, but the connection between them is conditional. If compare "the Punisher 2" with other films comics, more like "Batman" by Tim Burton or"Spawn" Brand Dippe.

As if neither was That good Jane and John Travolta in the first "Punisher", the second movie still turned out very rich, colorful and... yeah, I have to call a spade a spade: brutal. Not even dare to try to count how many people killed Frank castle in one hundred minutes of screen time. The gunman turned out that have at this combining two tendencies: critical realism and the same time unobtrusive presence estetici comic. It is also worth noting that the film — a woman, lexi Alexander. Given this, it is doubly surprising absence of a love line. Yeah and the only woman in the picture, Julie Benz, the least convincing of all the actors.

Actors — as always, a special subject. Very surprising to see in the role of the Punisher, ray Stevenson is perhaps most clearly played one of the main roles in the TV series "Rome". With the new role of ray handled best. If the analytical soul-searching Tobey Maguire in"spider-Man" causes at least bewilderment, and laceration of Christian Bale in"the Dark knight" (say, "I do not kill people") annoying, here before us is an ordinary person. He does not wear a mask, not shoot webs and not even has own cars. From his only weapon and desire to kill the bad guys. And when he by mistake kills embedded in a gang of agent, his friend, awakening of conscience — completely natural and understandable to each reaction. Great villains — disfigured mobster Jigsaw (Dominic West) and his brother Looney Bin Jim (Doug Hutchinson). The latter generally as as if torn out of the psychiatric hospital, in which gets him character  the Green mile.

"Punisher: war zone" makes a very good impression, how should a good fighter. Plus all — the film is very ironic. What is the scene in which the brothers — freak crazy — against the backdrop of an American flag say pompous speech, referring to small bandits. Pleased with the original decision of banal phrases: "See you in hell! — see you there — will kick your ass!" Yes, and still: wonderful thick soundtrack — recognizable motifs Slipknot, Statiс-X and that and the delight of the audience. In I happy.

8 from 10

Deva Johm
24 October 2010 | 06:20

"Punisher: war zone" — is the third attempt to transfer the comics on the big screen, which, as shown by box office receipts, not successful. It seems to be considered any errors of the previous paintings, telling about the plight of Frank castle trying to take revenge on the criminal world for the death of his family. If "the Punisher" with Dolph Lundgren. the creators made a big mistake, depriving the main character of the emblem in the form of the skull, and in the 2004 version was too little action, that, released in 2008, this new adaptation of a comic book closer to the original closely, and became the most exact the film version. But not helped the film to sustain itself, because it is a value only for fans of the comic book, and the casual observer is likely to perceive it as simple trash Thriller.

At first it may seem that "Territory war" — is the sequel to the 2004 film, but in the course of the story begin to reveal the facts of the life of Frank at odds with the previous picture. In this time is not show how killed the family castle, although the new "Punisher" is not is the sequel. For some reason the Director decided to omit this point, apparently relying on that it is showed the previous film. In this case, it would make the film has a direct sequel, not even though the new cast. Still the action takes place a few years after the personal tragedy of Frank, so his external changes could write on age, making the time gap between his becoming the current state even more. All the project wanted to restart, well, okay. Now "the Punisher" has several significant advantages. In contrast the first two films in this is wonderful and the atmosphere of the comic. The city became dark and more like habitat of criminal gangs. Now it is dominated by rich red, green and blue. This is done very high quality and bright that last I have only seen in the second part of "blade". Frank castle has become even superficially similar to his comic character, which to haven't been. Appeared in the new film and a lot of violence. In 2004, the story of Frank was more romanticized and didn't render it a valid way, and 2008, there was the whole the hardness of his acts against the criminal world. Pleased and that the scene at last there is at least one villain from comics — Jigsaw, although previous "Punisher" - was one of his book enemies — Russian, but it is not had such a memorable appearance as a new enemy and was not the center of all events.

As for the life drama Frank, it here she is transferred accurately. In previously released the film forgot about what except the son have had daughter also changed the death of his family, which was to die for picnic, becoming an involuntary witness to a shootout with the bandits. Here are all returned to their seats, though still wrong. Not paying attention to the grief of the main character, not show the suffering, the creators, the most, deprived the audience sympathy to him. For just get over it have to Frank only indifference, perceiving it as a machine for killing. Blunt dialogue and script the shortcomings of the set is not will, still it is a simple action.

The work of makeup artists is good, although particularly realistic, in terms of murders here and does not smell. Nice work on Jigsaw: at least it looks and unconvincing, but the appearance and the truth repulsive. In the film became more dynamic, the than "Punitive" in previous years, but still not as much as wish. Let the film a small but dispose of it failed. Special effects it would be possible to do better.

About the acting, nothing to say, so as her was. Some characters are either too steep (Heroes who went to ray Stevenson and Colin Salonu) or too scum(Duet Dominic West and Doug Hutchison), or trying to get a laugh out of that it turns out very badly(dash Mayok). Still for action and are acting fine.

A new adaptation of a comic book was a good gift for fans, it has everything is inherent in the source, but like there is not able the taste was more "Punisher" 2004 release. As I think the failure of the movie was the result of a vague story that is not able to keep from the screen.

7 of 10

faq
How much has Punisher: War Zone made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $10,161,493.
How much did it cost to make Punisher: War Zone?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $35,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Punisher: War Zone?
This tv-show was directed by Lexi Alexander.
What is the genre of Punisher: War Zone?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Action, Crime, Drama.
Who starred in Punisher: War Zone?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Doug Hutchison, Colin Salmon, Wayne Knight.
What is Punisher: War Zone IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 5.9.
When was Punisher: War Zone released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2008-12-05.