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PCR #103 - A Glutton for Punisher

February 26th, 2019

War Journal entry #103. With the recent announcement that Netflix officially cancelled The Punisher, Travis and Xavier take a look back at all of the live action versions of Frank Castle aka The Punisher. They start off by taking a minute to look back at how they were first introduced to the character in the comic books back in the day growing up. They then give their thoughts on the first 1989 movie, the 2004 John Travolta film, and the crazy 2008 cult flick, War Zone. They look at why Dolph was missing the skull & was it really hiding in plain sight the whole time, what could have made Lundgren’s Punisher even better, what was up with those crazy opening credits of the 89 flick, what took so long to make a new movie, why does the 2004 film not work, what was the best tweak to his origin from that movie, did the Punisher actually sign a lease agreement?! Also, does a t-shirt actually ward off evil spirits, why is Punisher not killing anybody, how many bombs does it take to form a giant skull explosion, what change was made to the Marvel logo at the start of War Zone, how crazy was that opening scene, how over-the-top was everything else in that flick, what happens to people who parkour near the Punisher?
After recapping the films, they rank the movies and the actors who portrayed him. Who is the most "true-to-form" Punisher?  Which movie was the best? Which movie is the worst and why is it the 2004 one?
They then discuss the Netflix Punisher series by trying to remember what happened in season 1 before going into what worked and what didn’t work in season 2. What mistake was made between Daredevil season 2 to Punisher season 1? Can we get past what made Castle turn into Punisher? Why is Jigsaw still a pretty boy? Did they end up cramming two seasons into one with the last season? Does Jon Bernthal channel Shane from Walking Dead while he’s playing Castle? How does Bernthal stack up next to the other live action Punishers? How would they want to see Castle be introduced into the MCU and with who?  Hit that download button and enjoy!

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PCR #102 - A Universe of Elseworlds

February 11th, 2019

In this episode, it’s all DC as Travis gives his thoughts on the new DC Universe streaming app as well as doing an in-depth recap of the annual crossover event from the CW DC shows. Was Elseworlds all it was cracked up to be? What was the best thing from it? What was the most frustrating? Did he give up trying to watch it halfway through? He then talks about when he decided to sign up for the streaming app, what problems he add once he did sign up, how well did the app perform, and some of the content that can be watched. What’s his one complaint about it? How good is the comic reader part of it? He then gives his overall thoughts on the original live action series Titans, what worked, what didn’t work, and if he would recommend it to anyone. Young Justice is also back on the app, but does it live up to the hype? He wraps up by giving an up-to-date listing of all the movies, TV shows, and cartoons that are available on the app right now. If you’re a DC Comics fan then definitely give this one a listen!


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