The Punisher

Judge. Jury. Executioner. All in a day's work.
Judge. Jury. Executioner. All in a day's work.
THE PUNISHER (18)
D: Mark Goldblatt
New World/Castle Premier/Marvel (Robert Mark Kamen)
Australia 1989
90 mins

Action/Crime

W: Robert Mark Kamen & Boaz Yakin [based on the comic book character]
DP: Ian Baker
Ed: Tim Wellburn
Mus: Dennis Dreith

Dolph Lundgren (Frank Castle / The Punisher), Louis Gossett, Jr. (Jake Berkowitz), Jeroen Krabbe (Gianni Franco), Kim Miyori (Lady Tanaka), Bryan Marshall (Dino Moretti), Nancy Everhard (Sam Leary) Barry Otto (Shake)

Fans of the Marvel comic book character will be very disappointed, the only connection this film has to series of comics is the title.
Dolph Lundgren plays a former policeman-turned-vagrant, who takes revenge on the gang who killed his family.
The film ticks off all the usual action movie clichés, bringing nothing new to the table and can't even stay true to its original source. Punishingly poor.
3/10

Dolph Lundgren in The Punisher
Dolph Lundgren in The Punisher