In a time when film producers constantly look for "grittier" and "edgier" new spins on comic book favorites, the Punisher remains the original gritty superhero. After all, his only superpower is owning a lot of guns.
In 2008, he got the dark film he deserved, Punisher: War Zone, which opened to universal apathy. But as the excellent podcast "How Did This Get Made?" recently pointed out, Punisher: War Zone is very much worthy of your attention and should head to the top of your Netflix queue, even if you haven't the first idea who Frank Castle is.
Here are five objective reasons why ...
Within the first five minutes of the film, the Punisher:
Decapitates an old man.