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    The Punisher

    Has anyone here seen The Punisher on Netflix?

    What do you guys think?

    Spoilers ahead.

    I finished it today, and I have to say that I think they did an incredible job with the character. I feel like they did a great job of also exploring ptsd without making it a crutch. I also love that they didn't make Frank just a mindless killer, like so many comics have. I think the show did a great justice to the character.

    I thought they did a nice adaptation of Garth Ennis' Punisher Max run, even though I hoped that they would have kept Rawlins alive for longer, just slowly destroying him, bit by bit.

    I'm looking forward to how both jigsaw and kingpin will factor in to future series and seasons
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    Thought it was fantastic. Jon Bernthal was a perfect choice to play Frank. And I've been a fan of that casting decision since he first appeared in Daredevil. They did a good job of illustrating Frank's mental and emotional health through his hallucinations of his family. I particularly liked one of his last hallucinations when he was confronting Rawlins, where when his family was telling him it was okay, and he could come home with them he was able to sort of let them go, or rather accepting that war was his life now, saying "I am home", and bringing himself back to the fight.the fight scenes were well done, there was an appropriate level of gore and viciousness for Castle's character without overdoing it like that Punisher movie a few years back did. All in all, I was very pleased with it and am very much looking forward to season 2.
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    I haven't seen it because I felt like I should watch Daredevil first, and for whatever reason, I haven't felt like watching Daredevil, though I think John Bernthal is a great actor. However, I heard Polygon bitched about it.

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    It's my second favorite Marvel-Netflix show after Daredevil, which frankly came as a bit of relief given how disappointing some of the previous Netflix shows were. Still can't get over how bad Defenders turned out to be. The changes they made to certain characters, original source in general, panned out beautifully. Jigsaw's character in particular, making him for far more personal adversary in future seasons. The dynamic between Frank and Liberman was perhaps my favorite part, the scene where Frank sees the sandwich Liberman made for himself while he eats junk was pure and utter gold. I was engrossed in its story all the way through, Punisher finally got justice on the big screen.

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    I agree that they did a great job of adapting and modernizing the story. I was skeptical at first, because the Punisher I've always known was a Vietnam vet, who kind of aged appropriately as the comics moved. The sad thing is that we still have plenty of war to make this updated version plausible.

    I think this version is quite frankly the best on screen version. It's bloody, brutal and has that bit of gallows humor.

    The Tom Jane version was great for what it was, but it could have done without the apocryphal backstory. Loved that they adapted Welcome Back Frank, but the whole family living in Puerto Rico thing was bizarre.

    Punisher Warzone was just ridiculous, both good and bad. It did a nice job of trying to stylize the over the top comic violence, but it was just insanely impossible.

    We don't talk about the one with Dolph Lundgren.
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