I never tried the hide the fact that I’m a huge Marvel comics fan. Not like I could with over 5,500 comics in my collection.
However when I go to the see any comic movies, I try to dial down my excitement and knowledge. Simply put, I want to enjoy the film without becoming a snobby fan. That being said, I still didn’t care for the new Spider-Man movie.
However another movie left a bad taste in my mouth. No not Spider-Man. I’m referring to The Punisher.
The Punisher isn’t your typical cookie cutter type of hero. He’s the anti-hero and you expect him to shoot his way out of any situation. Just good dirty fun to read and hopefully watch.
I liked the first movie, but I knew they could’ve done better. I was happy with Thomas Jane’s performance (Frank Castle / Punisher), but I felt like he was being held back. Almost as if higher ups were holding back how much of a bad-ass he could be.
Luckily, Jane found away around that.
Jane reprised his role in the short film “Dirty Laundry” which was shown at Comic-Con. This is what he had to say about it…
"I wanted to make a fan film for a character I've always loved and believed in - a love letter to Frank Castle & his fans. It was an incredible experience with everyone on the project throwing in their time just for the fun of it. It's been a blast to be a part of from start to finish -- we hope the friends of Frank enjoy watching it as much as we did making it."
I have to be honest, this short film, is fucking great! It’s fun, and sorry for the pun, but it takes a page right out of the comic books.
Jane truly feels like Frank Castle in this short film. I only with they can have a mulligan, and re-do The Punisher movies the way this short was done. Oh, as an added bonus, Hell Boy is in it. Well sorta...
Okay, so I’m done praising this short. Watch it for yourself, and let me know what you think.