HEAR YE HEAR YE I TOTALLY SAW THE PUNISHER

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it was not very good but there was some stuff i really liked in it.

at one point this hit man comes down from memphis to kill the punisher, and before he attacks him he pulls out a guitar and sings him a song! then he says "i wrote this song for you. i'm-a gonna sing it at your funeral!"

that was awesome and i wish i could remember the words.

also, i thought it was just the punisher's wife and kid who get killed! no! the baddies corner him at a freaking FAMILY REUNION and off his entire extended family--cousins, uncles, grandparents, everyone!!!

this movie kinda sucked, like i said, and was depressing, but those two things stick out.

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 April 2004 16:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I will see it the day it comes out.

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Monday, 12 April 2004 16:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

at one point this hit man comes down from memphis to kill the punisher, and before he attacks him he pulls out a guitar and sings him a song! then he says
"i wrote this song for you. i'm-a gonna sing it at your funeral!"

I hope this role was played by the WWF's Honky-Tonk Man.

also, i thought it was just the punisher's wife and kid who get killed! no! the baddies corner him at a freaking FAMILY REUNION and off his entire
extended family--cousins, uncles, grandparents, everyone!!!

That's kinda hilarious. Reminds me of King Ralph.

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

DO NOT HARSH MY BUZZ

VengaDan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i mean it did the over-the-top '80s comic-booky thing pretty well all things considered.

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It's gotta be better than the last Punisher movie. It's really weird seeing Thomas Jane playing him, I always think of him as the guy from The Sweetest Thing who isn't Jason Bateman.

before he attacks him he pulls out a guitar and sings him a song!

Please tell me this is a mariachi.

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I CAN'T SEE ANYONE BUT HENRY ROLLINS PLAYING THE PUNISHER!!!!!!!

Lil' Fancy Kpants (The K is Silent) (ex machina), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

This will be excellent.

El Diablo Robotico (Nicole), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:13 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Is it just me, or is Jason Bateman the most surprisingly awesome dude in the whole world this year?

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"surprisingly"?

El Diablo Robotico (Nicole), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

lil fancy whatever is totally otm, thomas jane kinda sucked

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

and travolta looked dispirited.

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've only seen a couple episodes of Arrested Development because it's always on opposite other things, but I'll say yes anyway. His karaoke of "Eternal Flame" in The Sweetest Thing is one of my favorite movie moments of all time (although it wasn't this year, but I don't care, I've watched it this year).

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Dude, Travolta has looked dispirited for years.

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

roy scheider was pleasantly avuncular though. (xp)

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

well, I didn't see it coming.

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

ewww tep THE SWEETEST THING!!!!!!?!?!?!?

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

(and I haven't seen The Sweetest Thing, but I did see Starsky & Hutch this weekend, and he was good in that)

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

HE SINGS "ETERNAL FLAME"

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

nobody was good in Starsky And Hutch.

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

What happened to you, Adam, you used to be UK Me, and since you moved to California, it's like, it's like...it's like you're somebody else!

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

oh yeah and laura elena harring was bodacious.

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

What happened to you, Adam, you used to be UK Me, and since you moved to California, it's like, it's like...it's like you're somebody else!

This makes me sad.

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

We've grown apart, Horace. It's not you, it's me.

I...I think I need sometime alone. To think.

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

We're still friends, though...right?

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

take heart dude, you're totally right about starsky & hutch. what a piece of shit!

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

does it have? 1.Microchip (was that hisname?)2. the warehouse

kephm, Monday, 12 April 2004 17:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Does this mean I have to stop making love to your wife?

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I missed something, was there a Jason Bateman revival?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

(And to be clear, I didn't dislike The Sweetest Thing at all; I think these days I prefer goofy movies shaped like romantic comedies to actual romantic comedies. But even if I hated it, it wouldn't detract from the coolness of Jason Bateman singing "Eternal Flame.")

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Does this mean I have to stop making love to your wife?

So...that was your monocle that I found on the night stand?

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

You fucking pseud.

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Anyway...The Punisher.

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Part of me kind of wishes they had held off and introduced the Punisher in a Spider-Man movie first, before giving him his own thing.

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Not "kind of" so much as "completely," but I don't hold that against the movie.

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Actually, the fact that I'm clinging to JB's mesmerizing performance is probably an indication of how little I actually enjoyed the rest of the movie. So I was being hysterical.

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

so do i do the honourable thing or do i cave and include the word "punishing" in my headline?

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

death before dishonour

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"The Punisher? More like the FUNisher!"

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"discipline and funish"

g--ff (gcannon), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Explain to me the Jason Bateman thing before I actually do some research on IMDB dammit.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Ned, are you unaware of the magnificence of Arrested Development, Sundays on Fox?

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

He's just sort of showing up a lot more lately, Ned (having recovered from Chicago Sons, I guess), and he's more or less the star/protagonist of Arrested Development (critically acclaimed but middling ratings).

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I vaguely remember a thread from earlier in the year.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

You realize this is akin to asking "Ned, do you have a vagina?", don't you?

VengaDan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Stranger has occurred, Mr. Perry.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

ned's trying to tell us something!

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Arr. Dev. is basically a hyper-kinetic, hand-held version of Soap, only with really good actors, and David Cross.

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Carefully phrased, Huck.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It's much, much more focused than Soap, though, although I totally get the comparison.

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

how am i going to write this thing? i went to sleep at 5 last night & had to wake up early for the screening and am soooo tired

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

at one point this hit man comes down from memphis to kill the punisher, and before he attacks him he pulls out a guitar and sings him a song! then he says "i wrote this song for you. i'm-a gonna sing it at your funeral!"

It writes itself!

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Talk about how it would have been better if Jason Bateman had played Frank Castle.

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

AND the bad guy. No, TWO bad guys. Jason Bateman could have played the Punisher, Tomax, and Xamot.

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i guess it does write itself! WHY CAN I NOT REMEMBER THE LYRICS TO THE SONG THOUGH!

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

And Justine Bateman as...uh, is there a love interest?

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i get the feeling you guys aren't talking about the punisher anymore.

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Was it better than that time the Punisher went to Riverdale?

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

now THAT should've been in the movie!

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 April 2004 17:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

TJ seemed to be doing a Travolta impersonation through the trailer.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Monday, 12 April 2004 19:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
the punihser would have been the best movie ever if it had displayd more of the cheerful absurdity of the guitar player bit. that was my favoriet action scene this year along with the one-take brawl in oldboy.

:|, Monday, 23 August 2004 17:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I hope they make a prequel about the guitar playing hitman.

Huck, Monday, 23 August 2004 18:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Who or what is "Lil Fancy?" (Please tell me it is a rapper.)

nabisco (nabisco), Monday, 23 August 2004 18:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

Punisher-War.Zone.2008.DvDRip-FxM.srt

Pompoussin (admrl), Saturday, 28 May 2011 06:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

So was there ANY talk of Punisher: War Zone on here beyond that link just above?

The classic piece on it:

http://fourfour.typepad.com/fourfour/2009/03/blow-it-out-your-war-zone.html

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 15 April 2012 00:43 (six years ago) Permalink

(I found the Blu-Ray for a buck. That was a good purchase.)

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 15 April 2012 00:44 (six years ago) Permalink

I watched War Zone a couple days ago! Such ridiculously over-the-top comedic violence and some inspired casting in some parts.

mh, Sunday, 15 April 2012 01:05 (six years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

this makes no sense whatsoever

“I don’t know if anybody knows this, but when the person at Marvel was instructed to send me an entire box of Punisher comics I guess they printed it with only three colors. What I got wasn’t actually the real interpretation of what the comic books looked like, I just got the fucking cheap copies. So when I looked at that I said to my DP, ‘We should go with this, stick to the three color mode and make it look like the comic book’. It was only later I think someone in Kevin Feige’s office said, ‘Oh, we just printed them in the cheapest manner possible.’”

it was cheaper to do a single, one-copy print run of each of a hundred or so individual issues (assuming a Diamond shipping box) in Los Angeles, and leave out one colour, than to have New York send her inventory copies, or to go out and buy back issues or paperbacks? and despite this initial error she later had the production designers refer to an Ennis collection for the look, but told them to ignore the correct colours in their reference, in favour of an error that they hadn't seen?

(one could imagine, given the period, a boxful of Tim Bradstreet covers being mistaken for a limited-palette printing error... but the tone of the film is obviously inspired by the Ennis run, and the humour of it suggests she definitely read the Dillon issues)

sans lep (sic), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 20:54 (one week ago) Permalink

I think it's a remembering over time of how they did color choice. The Ennis series had a stylized color palette and it sounds like they echoed that. Found an extra from the dvd that seems to talk about it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzYEWrrmH1Y

mh, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:09 (one week ago) Permalink

if I had to guess: she took flak at the time from the studio for the color choices, she mentioned that they made it look like the reference books (which were stylized) and Feige or someone in his office tried to brush it off as "oh, we print those cheaply" as a way of diminishing her choice

mh, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:12 (one week ago) Permalink

imo the color schemes in the movie work well and aren't at all atypical when compared to other stylized comic adaptations that have followed!

mh, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:14 (one week ago) Permalink


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