Seeing people get chair legs driven into their eye with great force, is fun. Too bad the movie is not.
The movie, which has nothing with the other Punisher with Thomas Jane, is a violent affair. Though there is a little dialogue sprinkled inbetween - for those who like that stuff. The cover promised me a lot of things. Including stars. But a role in Rome and a b-horror is not enough to make you a star. Especially when Stevenson's characters are mostly the same. Hard teddy bears who have an average IQ and cries at times.
Ray Stevenson plays Frank Castle, the avenger sporting a skull on his chest. And a helmet, that is confusingly similar to hair. I don't know what the stylist had in mind. After a reasonable crazy intro with photoshop filters and driven music, we see caricatured mob goblins and Castle's liquidation of said goblins, in what must be the most ridiculous scene I've ever seen. Is this bloodfest directed by a 14-year-old Saw fan? Blood, knives and bullets fly. This opening includes Castle hanging upside down from a chandelier while spinning around, shooting, of course. In slow motion. A bit over the top.
The dialogue is odd and is influenced by the fact that the actors are very aware that what they say is pure idiocy. Stevenson plays his flattest role so far, and I will not even bother about the main villain, which is the most pathetic attempt at an arch-villain ever.
But hey, if mindless violence without substance floats your boat, see it.