The film was released on April 16, 2004, by Lionsgate and Columbia Pictures, grossing $13 million in the United States over its opening weekend, and reached a total gross of $54 million against a budget of $33 million. Althans, dat gevoel had ik toch de eerste minuten van de film. Jonathan Hensleigh completed a first draft of the script before pulling out around 2006. [3], On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 29% based on reviews from 170 critics, with an average rating of 4.5/10. There's a lot in the film, and at times it is like a modern version of a classic tragedy—like Othello. He openly attacks Saint's business and sabotages his partnership with his Cuban partners.

[22], The Punisher opened in 2,649 theaters on April 16, 2004, and grossed $13.8 million over its opening weekend, ranking at #2 at the box office, behind Kill Bill: Volume 2. "[44] Jonathan Hensleigh said that he was interested in working with Thomas Jane again for The Punisher 2.

Most of Hensleigh's original script had to be edited and re-written many times due to budget issues. The website's critical consensus states: "A good cast fails to elevate this overly violent and by-the-numbers revenge flick. This movie took from some of the classics but made it their own.

[3] He attended Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School but dropped out and moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career. Lions Gate Entertainment planned to produce a direct sequel titled The Punisher 2, with Avi Arad, chairman and CEO of Marvel Studios, stating that the second film would "become the fifth Marvel property to become a sequel. I wanted to ramp everything up. Lions Gate Entertainment had approved a direct sequel due to the strong sales of the film on DVD. Someone said that this movie was too dark for the genre...He must not have ever read any of the source material.

"[4] On Metacritic the film has a weighted average score of 33 based on reviews from 36 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". Instead the character of Mickey Duka (who was heavily based upon the character Mickey Fondozzi)[citation needed] serves as an ally of Frank Castle. Directed by Jonathan Hensleigh. 247 of 344 people found this review helpful. ",, American people who self-identify as being of Native American descent, All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2016, Articles with unsourced statements from June 2012, Turner Classic Movies person ID same as Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with CANTIC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Actor, film director, film producer, musician, comic book writer, Episode: "Spike Fraser in: Should I Happen to Back Into a Horse", Graphic novel, editor and director, written by, This page was last edited on 16 October 2020, at 13:01.

Saint dies in the ensuing explosion.

Now serving as judge, jury, and executioner, he's a new kind of vigilante out to wage a one man war against those who have done him wrong. Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reapers, who are feeding on vampires.

He throws Livia off an overpass onto a railroad track, where she is run over by a train.

When Dave and Bumpo refuse to reveal Castle's hideout, Glass tortures Dave by plucking each of his piercings with pliers. Filming finished October 14, 2003 after 52 days of filming. He comes through that slaughter, and becomes a punisher. A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. I told Marvel that I didn't just want to do a revenge story, that I wanted to do the mother of all revenge stories. The film's story and plot were mainly based on two Punisher comic book stories: The Punisher: Year One and Welcome Back, Frank, along with scenes from other Punisher stories such as Marvel Preview Presents: The Punisher #2, Marvel Super Action Featuring: The Punisher #1, The Punisher War Zone, and The Punisher War Journal. [11] In 2000, Marvel made a long-term agreement with Artisan Entertainment to turn 15 of their characters into films and TV shows, among them The Punisher with Gale Anne Hurd to produce. The couple starred in a number of films together before they divorced in 1995.
RAW Studios, the company's comic book division, released Bad Planet (written by Jane) through Image Comics. [citation needed], Jane did not return in the planned sequel to The Punisher. Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry. [50][51] After reading the new script by Kurt Sutter, Jane stated: What I won't do is spend months of my life sweating over a movie that I just don't believe in. [35] The divorce was finalized on July 1, 2011. A smuggling operation in Tampa Bay results in the deaths of Bobby Saint, the son of mafia boss Howard Saint, and Otto Krieg, an arms dealer. [1][2] He is of Irish, Scottish, and some German Jewish and Native American descent. It was distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment in North America, although Artisan Entertainment, which released a 1989 film adaptation of the same name on DVD, financed and co-distributed the film with eventual Artisan owner Lionsgate, while Columbia Pictures distributed the film in non-North American territories.

Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. [32] a direct sequel to the 1987 film Predator. The tenants treat Castle's wounds and hide him in his hidden elevator as Saint's men arrive for him. Besides if you really want to see my penis I'll show it to you. "[7], Jane began his acting career with the Indian Telugu language film Padamati Sandhya Ragam (1987), directed by Jandhyala. John Dahl was in talks to direct the film but pulled out due to script quality issues and the studio not wanting to spend a lot of money on the project. Features also include a black-and-white stop-motion animated scene, set in Kuwait, based on and partially done by artist Tim Bradstreet, and a Punisher comic book gallery. It’s got a lot of sidetracking and mixed tones, some mucky scripting included, but it …

[25] He voiced the character Jonah Hex in an animated short as a companion piece on the Special Edition Blu-ray and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD release of Batman: Under the Red Hood. The Punisher doesn't just go around blowing people away; he uses guile and cunning just as much as he does weaponry and physical combat. Castle pursues him and shoots him in a duel. [8], Marvel Studios began development for a new Punisher film as early as 1997. An undercover FBI agent becomes a vigilante assassin and sets out to unleash his wrath upon the corrupt businessman who slaughtered his entire family at a reunion.
Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins. In January 2009, Arquette filed for divorce from Jane on the grounds of irreconcilable differences,[33] but the couple soon reconciled and Arquette requested to abandon the divorce petition on July 9, 2009.

Use the HTML below. "[26] Joe Leydon of Variety describes the film as "depressingly rote and sometimes laughably silly". Eenmaal de film goed en wel op gang komt en Jane zijn bekende plunje aandoet blijkt hij toch een goede Frank Castle te zijn. Frank Castle known as Punisher ruthlessly demolishes organized crime, but it starts an even bigger war. That was the equation for me.

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