Category Archives: Punisher
Honestly, there’s really only one thing wrong with Thomas Jane’s Punisher movie…
Cinema Sins did a fine job, but really, the biggest problem is that it’s a revenge film, not a punishment film. Daredevil season 2 did the same thing. Why can’t filmmakers separate Frank Castle from getting revenge on the people who killed his family? I guess they just need to make more than one movie, so we don’t always have to do an origin story.
What a strange two weeks. Last week, my pile of comics was so overflowing with good options that I didn’t have time to read and review them all! This week, there’s barely a smattering of titles I read, though a lot of the comics do feature characters that star in this week’s Captain America: Civil War. And I promise to get caught up on Black Widow. I really want to read that comic.
As it stands, I was a little too busy watching Civil War to get caught up on a comics, so the review offerings are a bit weak this week. Still, we got new Spider-Man and Iron Man comics, as well as the Comic Book of the Week, Punisher #1, by Becky Cloonan — though if I’m being entirely honest, I wasn’t that big of a fan of the issue.
My ‘problems’ with the Punisher are well-documented on this blog. They’re no one’s fault but my own.
Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #12, Invincible Iron Man #9 and Punisher #1.
Like many comic book fans, I spent this past weekend binge-watching the new season of Daredevil. Once again, Marvel dominates entertainment. This show is everything we comic fans could possibly want from a Daredevil adaptation. It’s dark, it’s gritty, it’s charming, it’s exciting; this is damn fine television, and fits perfectly with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Season Rating: 9/10 – Great.
I also love the Netflix delivery system. I like being able to binge-watch an entire season in a few sittings, getting the whole story in one big go, rather than waiting week to week. It keeps me in the moment, it allows the writers to really dig deep into the material, and create a big tapestry of a story. I loved almost every episode, I loved every storyline, the new characters were great; Daredevil Season 2 was another huge success for Marvel!
Join me after the jump to hear my specific thoughts on the season. There will be MAJOR SPOILERS for the whole season, so read at your own risk.
Marvel’s Daredevil announced the Punisher’s appearance for Season 2, but Marvel and Netflix have just released a promo featuring Daredevil’s long-time love-interest, Elektra. This footage sort of snuck up on us, like some sort of ninja.
This past weekend, I rewatched Daredevil on Netflix, and it still holds up! I’m doubly excited now for the second season in March! Likewise, Netflix and Marvel have announced a second season of Jessica Jones, and there are rumors on the wind of a Punisher show as well. Clearly, this big Marvel experiment has been a huge success, and hopefully it’s only going to get bigger and better from here!
And with new shows and seasons comes a need for new bad guys!
The Luke Cage show is scheduled to debut later this year. Iron Fist is still in the works. And The Defenders will be here before we know it. It’s a great time to be a Marvel fan — and a Marvel villain! Everyone agrees that the bad guys who star in these shows are some of the best Marvel is putting out, possibly because we have a whole season to get to know them instead of a 2-hour movie. Wilson Fisk on Daredevil and Kilgrave on Jessica Jones have made for great TV, but who else can Marvel use on the small screen?
Join me after the jump for six super-villains that I think would be great for upcoming Netflix shows!