I have been busy with work, so it took me a little longer to power through The Punisher on Netflix. Watching some 13 hours of a show takes a real commitment.
There is no doubt that Netflix is on a roll with their version of the Marvel characters.
Their Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage series were all outstanding. The Defenders I will rewatch to see if my lower rating still applies.
Dolph Lundgren portrayed The Punisher in 1989, as did Thomas Jane in 2004, and Ray Stevenson in 2008. The Thomas Jane version is the only one worth watching. But even then there is a chunk of silly comedy in the movie that does not belong.
Netflix got it dead on right. Simply, Jon Bernthal is The Punisher. He is outstanding in the role.
The movie is enormously and brutally violent. Still the violence is supported by a solid script and a great cast. High marks go to DHS agent Amber Rose Revah, ex-NSA analyst Ebon Moss-Bachrach and psycho killer Ben Barnes. Any of you who have seen the series will agree.
A note about pussy limp-wristed professional movie "critics". Rotten Tomatoes summary shows only 61% of these worthless shreds of human debris like the series. These bozos love to crap all over films. I compare their tepid ratings with a 94% score by fans.
Movies and TV shows are made for the FANS, not the critics. As a fan I liked it and cannot wait for season 2.
Rated - 9 out of 10