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The Punisher

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Dolph Lundgren is Marvel's brutal antihero

Frank Castle aka The Punisher has always been one of Marvel Comics’ least likely heroes – a brutal vigilante wracked by guilt over the death of his family. In this dark ’n’ dirty release from New World Pictures, made long before Marvel Studios took over quality control, Dolph Lundgren scowls and growls to little effect.

Knife-throwing ninjas and Louis Gossett Jr. clock up B-movie bonus points, but director Mark Goldblatt’s hamfisted approach is more punishing than the man himself.

Thomas Jane was a much cooler Castle in the 2004 reboot.

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