A perfect comic adaption: funny, gory, heartfelt, shocking and surprisingly beautifully shot. Each shot felt like a panel from the comics, which is what I wish more superhero movies did. Lexi is one of my favorite directors and Nick is one of my favorite writers and I just hold so much respect for a creative team that respects it's audience, they're not ashamed of the source material.
3 1/2 out of 5 stars. Not a perfect movie by any means but definitely the best Punisher adaptation to date and as faithful as you can get to the source material. Ray Stevenson is an amazing Frank Castle and for as annoying and over the top as Doninic West and Doug Hutchinson can get they're definitely fun. Alexander's direction makes Punisher: War Zone feel like a living comic even if the story isn't entirely there.
This is a step back from 2004's Punisher; it's boring through-out! Even the action sequences aren't as exciting when compared to The Dark Knight in the same year! Ray Stevenson makes a lifeless Punisher, and it's hard to care since he's barely developed. In fact, none of these characters are developed enough to care! Dominic West chews the scenery as Jigsaw, and it's not the good kind. Third time lucky? I think not!