The Punisher: War Zone… is a “Guilty Movie Pleasure”

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents a vodcast that offers a glimpse into the movies we love to watch with breakdown and analysis of the movies some might call… a “Guilty Movie Pleasure”. Join us each week as Josh Macuga and Ben Begley breakdown your favorite films, from the classics to the yet to be seen; it’s all here under one banner… GUILTY MOVIE PLEASURES! This week on GMP, Ben Begley and Josh Macuga break down Punisher: War Zone!!!!! Punisher: War Zone is a 2008 American-German action film featuring the Marvel Comics character Frank Castle, aka ThePunisher, directed by Lexi Alexander. The film is a reboot that follows the original telling of Castle’s war on crime and corruption rather than a sequel to 2004’s The Punisher.[3] It is the third feature film adaptation of The Punisher and is the first film to be produced under the Marvel Studios and Marvel Knights production banner, which focuses on films for mature audiences. Irish actor Ray Stevenson replaced Thomas Jane as Castle. In the film, Castle wages a one-man war against a horribly disfigured mob boss known as Jigsaw (Dominic West). Punisher: War Zone was released in North America by Lionsgate on December 5, 2008, and it was released in the United Kingdom on February 6, 2009. It has received mixed to negative reviews from film critics, with many reviewers commenting on the strong level of violence. However, its related soundtrack has found success, hitting the #23 slot on Billboard’sTop Independent Albums‘ chart. This IS a Guilty Movie Pleasure… We’re talking about Punisher: War Zone! #GMP Follow Josh on Twitter! Follow Ben on Twitter!