Sunday, October 18, 2009
Punisher: War Zone
Saturday night we watched Punisher: War Zone and we both loved it! The movie had a nice balance of drama, action and comedy. The cast was pretty well picked too. Punisher: War Zone had lots of shooting and blood and no liberal propaganda. The movie was at times too cartoonish, but it didn't take away from the enjoyment.
Before watching the movie, I highly recommend watching the specials, specifically, "Creating the Look of the Film" The crew talk about having scenes contain no more than three primary colors in order to make the movie look more like the comic book. The colors are used to both project the emotion of the scene and to hint at what will happen. This use of colors gives this movie a sort of an artistic angle and makes it more unique.
While watching the specials, I was very surprised that the director was female. Yes, I know, it's sexist of me to say that, but women don't usually direct these kind of movies or make sure that it's full of blood, bullets and decapitations. I looked up the director, Lexi Alexander, on imdb and everything immediately made sense. She's a former World Karate and Kickboxing Champion. But, not only is she good at kicking ass, she is, in my opinion, a very good director as well. Not only that, but she's also a writer and a producer and this is only her fourth movie. I would love to see what Lexi would do with something the size of a James Bond movie.