Ex-Special Forces officer Frank Castle is back with all guns blazing as The Punisher, this time waging a one-man war on two fronts. While targeting the horrific mob boss, Billy Russoti, Castle horribly disfigures the gangster in a firefight that also claims the life of an undercover FBI agent. Seeking terrible vengeance, Russoti takes the name "Jigsaw" and begins recruiting the underworld's most notorious criminals while the Feds farm an anti-vigilante Strike Force. Now The Punisher must find a way to elude the law and decimate Jigsaw's deadly crime army...
- The Punisher 2: War Zone review by Martin C
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Punisher: War Zone is essentially what a Punisher movie should be, and while most people might be reluctant to give this one a go after the last movie it is a very enjoyable action movie.
The film mostly goes from set piece to set piece, advancing the plot, and adding to the body count. The action in the film while not comparable to most other comic book movies it is very good with what it does and practical effects are a plenty which is becoming a rarity these days.
The origin is featured but it mainly in the background and doesn't beat you over the head with it. In this movie he is already established as the Punisher which helps the pacing since you are not being forced to wait to see the 'hero' in action and never lose interest.
Punisher: War Zone exceeded my expectations after the woeful 2004 movie and is a great film to watch if you want to sit and relax and just see some action.