The Punisher (1989)
Average Rating: 3.6/10
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This is an adaptation of a popular, violent Marvel Comics series about a character who's a frontier-style vigilante in modern-day urban America. Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, once a crusading police officer whose family was murdered by a car bomb planted by the Mob. Believed to be killed in the explosion, Castle has gone underground, building a subterranean lair in the sewer system and vengefully assassinating various criminals, wracking up an impressive body count of 125 slain in five
Oct 5, 1989 Wide
Mar 15, 2000
Frank Castle/The Pun...
Louis Gossett Jr
Robert W. Fraser
David Burton Morris
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With origins in a Marvel Comics character, The Punisher is, as might be expected, two-dimensional.
Carefully tended facial stubble trimmed to give him a skull-like appearance, Lundgren is truly impressive as a character defined by emotional emptiness.
A terrible one-man-army action flick. The 2004 version is far more effective.
Much better than the 2004 version. A surprisingly potent blast of '80s action moviemaking.
Often underrated comic-book adaptation that lacks the trademark skull logo but delivers the superhero presence that the Thomas Jane remake sadly lacks.
É difícil escolher o que é pior: os diálogos risíveis, a direção amadora, as lutas nada convincentes, a péssima atuação (oh!) de Lundgren ou sua "maquiagem de deprimido".
Marred by cheeseball sets and special effects, lame fight sequences, and some of the worst acting ever to disgrace the screen.
The only positive spin I can put on this movie is that if bad comic adaptations like it hadn't been done in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Marvel never would have needed to have its current, high-quality big-screen resurgence.
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