Wednesday’s film was The Punisher. It’s tempting to say Straight To Video and leave it at that. Certainly, if it hadn’t been hitching a ride on the comic adaptation bandwagon it would have sunk without a trace. Still, it was vastly superior to Catwoman (the new standard of low since it snuck in under Van
Halen Helsing at the bottom of the pile).
Some of the characters have been taken from Garth Ennis’ recent run on the character (Volumes 1, 2, 3 available from Amazon), as well as at least two key scenes, though Joan has gone from spindly wall-flower to sex-bomb waitress who always picks the wrong men and The Russian is mute. Ennis’ humour is left well alone, it works in panels but would be far too gory for the screen.