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Monday, February 05, 2007

Ultra-realistic / Too Comic-Booky?


Due to the incredible pressure brought to bear by "Hollywood" Hunting, The Punisher (2004) is simply a Movie, with no judgement or label attached.

(But it doesn't have Dolph Lundgren in it. Draw your own conclusions.)

10 Minutes, 29 Seconds In:

John Travolta as Howard Saint.
Not a very convincing villain; perhaps it's his fashion sense.

10 Minutes, 44 Seconds In:

Harry Heck. He's walking the line of a ring of fire, because he hurt himself today after shooting a man in Reno just to watch him die.

12 Minutes, 50 Seconds In:

Rebecca Romjin.
Best in roles where she a.) does not talk and b.) karates Wolverine in the face.

13 Minutes, 52 Seconds In:

Ben Foster as Dave. They torture the hell out of him.


But they leave this guy alone?

COMING SOON!

Step off, Priss Asagiri!

5 Comments:

At 4:18 PM, Blogger Daryl Surat said...

Everything your cohost said this episode is 100% correct. Especially the part where he exposed your villainous agenda about how you decide whether you like or dislike a film before seeing it. He's got you dead to rights.

I, too, enjoy Daredevil despite its Rifftrax notoriety. The Director's Cut is a significant improvement over the theatrical one, but unfortunately the awful Top 40 soundtrack still remains.

 
At 6:24 PM, Blogger Gooberzilla said...

Sean only thinks I form a complete opinion about a film before I view it. It takes an actually viewing to cement my feelings into something tangible and real. And my initial impressions are often completely wrong.

For example, I thought Xanadu might be the Greatest Movie EVER.

I was wrong.

Terribly, terribly wrong.

 
At 12:19 PM, Blogger George Mori said...

Gah, damned thing erased my carfully constructed comments. So this one will be far less coherent. Damn.

Sean is insane, Punisher is nowere near as good as all that, and while I do think there are times that you go into a movie with pre-concieved notions of its suckiness, this was not one of them.

Punisher wasn't horrible, but it wasn't all that good either, it was mediocre. VERY mediocre, Jane does a great job as Frank, but Travolta nearly ruins the film, in fact the whole Saint family just plain sucks.

Sean, if you think that this movie is better than the Dolph Lundgren one you are truly insane. I mean honestly.

Daredevil rocks BTW, and I would be more than willing to smack Sean down on a podcast.

 
At 2:23 PM, Blogger Keith said...

for me, this movie committed the cardinal sin of being dull. I absolutely did not care about a single thing that happened. I can get killing and violence from much better movies.

And the gritty edge and violence smacked of desperation more than anything, as if the film is screaming out, "Look at me! I'm tough! See? I'm tough!!!" in a whiny Eddie Deezen voice as it does curls with a pastel pink 2-pound dumbbell.

But even Eddie Deezen is tougher than this movie.

 
At 4:19 PM, Anonymous Spankminister said...

Hey Goki, keep up the great podcast, but please please PLEASE do some normalization or something? I have to turn the volume up to hear the spoken audio, and then get deafened whenever one of your stock audio clips or music plays.

 

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