Jan 10, 2011

Movie Mondays!


Much closer in tone to the actual comic book than the first movie, War Zone is in essence a 1 hour and 40 minute gorefest. Consequently, it’s not a kid’s movie or a flick easily viewed by those turned off by violence or gore. Still, it is watchable and in some ways better than the Thomas Jane/John Travolta film. The Punisher takes on Jigsaw in the process racking up a body count easily making it into the triple figures (if not more). There are a few subplots but they’re incidental to Frank Castle (the Punisher) kicking a$$. The movie is cartoon-like in its portrayal of violence but again, it doesn’t spoil the mindless chaos. Action film lovers, just turn your brain off and enjoy. Fans of the character will consider this the Mike Zeck version of the character as opposed to the Steve Dillon/Warren Ellis take.

I’m repurposing content by taking my NetFlix reviews and posting them here on the blog. If I could figure out a way to do it, I’d post some kind of link for people to connect and make me their friend on the service. Unfortunately, it isn’t altogether clear how one would do that - so if you know a way, pass it along. In the meantime, I’ve got steady content for at least a year.

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