movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link] We always watch sequels…

LIMERICK REVIEW: There once was a movie called The Punisher 2.
After the first one, we thought the franchise through.
More official characters,
More brutal murderers.
To the comic canon, it held itself much more true.

HAIKU REVIEW: The Punisher 2.
Violent, brutal, punishment.
Justice has been served.

PEOPLE: Ray Stevenson takes over as The Punisher.

QUIRKS: Insane, brutal, FAST violence. Mangling people incredibly badly, at breakneck pace.

VISUALS: Blood. Gore. LOTS of guns.

MORALS: Sometimes you have to break the rules to get justice served.

BAD STUFF: What with the actor changing, and the director not wanting to use the well-known Punisher logo on the Punisher’s chest — I had to ask, “Is that the Punisher?” several times. Great going Levi Alexander — your ego and control-freakishness made it harder to know who the main character was at times!

CONCLUSION: Although The Punisher 1 had some epic violence scenes, this one was truer to the comic than the original. 3/5 stars on Netflix, 7/10 on IMDB.

RECOMMENDATION: If you saw 1 — see this. Even if you didn’t see #1, this is a solid action movie with lots of revenge and brutality — but only against the bad guys.

SIMILAR MOVIES: DareDevil actually had some similarities with this. What with killing bad guys who deserve to be killed…

MOVIE QUOTE: The Punisher: “Let me put you out of my misery.”

COINCIDENCES: Saw 5, The Punisher 2: Two movies within 4 days where there was a bad guy named “Jigsaw”.

FRIENDS’ RATINGS: Dan & Erin and us agreed this was better than The Punisher 1.

Mood: moodlessness
Music: Kreator – Outcast