…so I suppose it had to end sometime. I thought that MAYBE the curse of terrible comic movies had been lifted, but possibly not. The Punisher, a longtime fan favorite, appears to have been….how to say this politely….completely fucked up.
One: the movie is set in Florida. The Punisher (Frank Castle) is wearing a trenchcoat. In Florida. In the comic, he’s in New York. New. York. Trenchcoats = ok in NY. Not so ok in freaking Florida.
Two: why do we need Travolta as a bad guy? I mean…really. Let’s use Travolta where we need him…as the uber-cool dancing badass. Not as the king of some crime syndicate.
Three: one of the bad guys, seen briefly in the trailer, is none other than “Big Sexy” Kevin Nash, a professional wrestler best known for his participation in the classic wrestling group the New World Order (NWO). He’s the very large blonde guy throwing the Punisher around.