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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful:
Punishingly Awesome!, 31 July 2012
Author: Lachy Chapman from Australia
I happened to stumble across this while checking out the recent stories
from Comic Con 12. Wow! Am I glad that I did. This 10 minute short is
It's dark, gritty, dramatic and has a sense of realism to it that makes it that much more enthralling. I always loved Thomas Jane as the punisher character Frank Castle but felt that the rest of the movie wasn't done as well as it could have been.
This short has the atmospheric tension and drama that the movie was missing, as the street thugs continue to run rampant the suspense and tension continuously builds until it gets to the stage where we know what must be done. Punishment.
Also some of the shots used were just sublime, the slow motion shot of Frank Castle crossing the street while throwing the Jack Daniels bottle in the air is awesome! You forgive the poor blood effects given it was made by Thomas Jane as a fan/tribute video but by god, did they do a fantastic job!
Have to give a nod to the acting in general, Thomas Jane is the punisher and performed greatly as expected but the surprise appearance by Ron Pearlman was terrific and his acting as nothing but a store clerk was amazing and very convincing.
If you are yet to see it, do yourselves a favor and get onto YouTube to watch it! I hope that this ends up being seen by the right people and Thomas Jane gets picked up to reprise his role as the most bad-ass vigilante to grace the silver screen.
"What's the difference between justice and punishment?"
13 out of 14 people found the following review useful:
Excellent Short Film - Let's hope for another movie!, 4 August 2012
Author: darkstarone-693-482472 from United Kingdom
Excellent to see Frank Castle return, especially with Thomas Jane at
the helm. I wasn't expecting too much when I stumbled on this short,
however after seeing it, well, I want another Punisher movie with him
in it! Part of Warzone's failure was that it just didn't carry off the
dark and brooding atmosphere that Tom Jane projects. Aside from that,
the atmosphere of the short itself is really nicely put together, from
the exterior street shots to the dreary interiors.
10/10 from me, cant see how this could've been better and let's just hope the studios realise that Tom Jane can be put to better use than bit parts in TV Shows and convince him to reprise his role in another big budget Punisher!
8 out of 12 people found the following review useful:
Less sadness and more punishment, 31 July 2012
Author: moviefanman76-blogspot-com from United States
Watching The Punisher (2004) starring Thomas Jane was a fun ride. I
thought a lot of the action sequences were well staged as were the
acting and the music well written. My only quarrel with the film was
that plot dragged slightly and how the moments of sadness in the
weirdest places. Most of them dealt with Travolta's character. For
example, when Howard Saint (Travolta) confronts a longtime friend about
betraying him, as a villain, he should be livid, not emotionally
distraught. The sadness that Jane displays is frequent too but it's
forgivable since the reboot had to establish the fact that his family
Thankfully, there's nothing like that in this ten-minute film. Eight years later, we find Thomas Jane back as Frank Castle just trying to do some laundry when he stumbles onto innocent blood being spilt. Need I say more? We all know what happens next; pure punishment. The difference between this film and the feature length remake that Jane starred in 2004 was the tone of the movie. The first dealt more with Castle's grief about the death of his family (which is understandable to a point). Here, Castle has accepted the fact that his family is gone and now could care less who he's hurting. And that's also the attitude of Ron Perlman's character whose just a store clerk. For the few lines he gave, it was something you wouldn't normally hear from a store clerk. All good acting though.
I'm still not giving this short film a full ten stars because this wasn't a full feature length movie. There's obviously not enough to explore in ten minutes. Plus the fact that the blood was fake as well but what do you expect for a ten-minute film. The hand-to-hand combat is great to watch as is the improvised weapon Jane uses to break up a gang. The music, although I have no idea who scored it, sounded good and the ending was quite satisfying. Will this bring Jane back as Frank Castle? Right now, that's in the air but if it does end up coming to fruition, having it done this way would be a much better way to go.
A Very Good Follow Up for Fans Only, 25 February 2013
Author: zachnix18 from United States
The Punisher: Dirty Laundry, is a short film that is nothing but
awesome fan service. Seriously, I've been waiting for the day that
Thomas Jane embodies Frank Castle again. This right here is that sequel
we always wanted. Unfortunately, it is only a 10 minute long short.
But, we get some nice stuff here.
The Good: Tom Jane is the perfect Punisher. He is so dang good in the role! His performance is out of this world! Also, nice Ron Perlman cameo! Very cool. The story here is very Punisher-esque, along with the ideals of punishment and justice that Frank speaks of at the end and with Perlman's character. Nice photography as well. I love the new Punisher logo too!
The Bad: Since this is a short film, the blood and gun effects are pretty lousy. We also get some over the top violence that I think even Garth Ennis would not write into his books. It's violent alright, but not the violence I enjoyed from the 2004 film. It's bloody and gory, but too more gore and they lose me. Also, the score is the Dark Knight score. It pulls me right out of the story when I hear it used here. Wish they used something else, oh well.
Overall, this is Thomas Jane as The Punisher again. Need I say more?
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