I saw The Punisher last night, and It was the best movie I have seen this year. The person the cast to play Frank Castle was perfect for the role. He fit the charachter perfectly. Granted, he was not as ripped as the Punisher when he made his first apearance in Spider-Man, but he was a large fellow.
The movie started out a little confusing, but everything falls into place. The movie is played out so you can feel sympathy for Frank, at the loss of his family. His background is explained with more detail than I expected, which was a pleasant suprise.
The Punisher had alot of 'in your face' violence, which is really expected in a Punisher styled movie. The script was really well writen, in my eyes, and put the right emotions in the right areas, especialy by not sugar coating sadness with a weak joke.
There are some humorous points through out the movie, and they are well placed, especialy the scene with 'The Russian', who was played by Kevin Nash, former WWE Wrestler.
John Trovoltas portrayel of Howard Saint, a man doing what he thought was right, after avenging the death of his son, should win Best Supporting Actor in my eyes. He played the role, and finished it the way it should have been.
I went into Punisher with high expectation, and the movie delivered. The action, the drama, the musical score, and the overall quality made this movie, the best I have seen this year. I give it 5/5.
Also, the movie theatre handed out Free Spider-Man featuring the Punisher Promo comic books with each ticket.