As good as The Punisher is on paper, this film adaptation was painfully subpar and in dire need of some grit. Look instead to the recent Dredd adaption, and pray Jane gets his way with doing another film with the required edge.
Old school action in a time when all action seem to consist of CGI and fake CGI blood. I actually like the build up of the movie and I felt this was an underrated film that delivered just what I expected for an action movie even if it doesn't follow the Marvel origin movie that much. Only the demise of the main villains were anti-climatic and I would have loved to have had Roy Scheider a little longer in the film.