Sunday, May 16, 2021

The Punisher 2004

 a review.

This is the 1st and only Marvel movie I have watched so far.

The Punisher is an action and revenge story with a rather predictable plot. The main character, Frank Castle, is an ex FBI agent who ran afoul of a mafia boss whose son got killed as a result of an FBI operation to prevent an illegal arms deal from taking place.

Soon afterwards Castle retires but that doesn't stop gangsters from slaughtering his whole family. Frank is the only survivor but everyone presumes him dead, too, however his former colleagues do nothing to bring the criminals to justice. 

And then he returns and starts hunting his enemies who are all such total scum that one can't help feeling intense satisfaction when they die one by one from rather unnatural causes... 

The moral is simple and straightforward: when the official law enforcement doesn't fulfill its duty, then the task shifts to common citizens.  I can't say that I entirely disagree:)

The movie has no s*xual content whatsoever and is pretty traditional in other ways, too. Frank's wife is apparently a housewife, there are no female action figures etc; however, graphic violence would make it pretty disturbing were it not for its rather cartoonish character.

If your husband is at all like mine, he'll love it:)

 Here is the official Marvel Trailer:



  1. This is the one with John Travolta as the bad guy? If so, yeah, it was pretty good.

  2. Yes, this one! I enjoyed it, too.

  3. Lots of action, and their weapons are cool, my husband liked it very much!

  4. In high school, I had a friend who collected comic books. I always enjoyed reading the Punisher series. This is like in the late 80's, so not sure if it would have the same appeal now. I do appreciate the artwork and story lines though.

  5. I know the movie is based on comic books, but I've never read any of them. I guess old ones were fun, but new ones are probably all woke, just like the films.

  6. If your husband liked "The Punisher", I'm pretty sure he'll like the short film "Dirty Laundry". You can find it on YouTube for free. It's just over 10 minutes long.
    Here's the link:

  7. Interesting, but too short for the entertainment for the whole evening!:)