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NightFury - 2/1/2011, 4:52 PM
Dolph was by far the BEST!!!!!! I don't think too many people that took the poll actually saw him in the role. I've only got the film on VHS!!!! Has it been released on DVD? I think not.
Jimdlux - 2/1/2011, 5:02 PM
Yep!! I got it!
Vital - 2/1/2011, 5:12 PM
Not even a reason for a poll lol. Everyone knows it's T. Jane.
comicbookfan12345 - 2/1/2011, 5:14 PM
@ NIghtfury I actually saw it on DVD a few weeks ago at a local Walmart. It was in the $5 dollar bin, but it was in there nonetheless.
xXkryptoniteXx - 2/1/2011, 5:17 PM
thomas jane was awesome for the punisher, he brought the character to the movies well compared to anyone else, i just wish that they continued with the sequal and just improve on what didnt work.
marvel72 - 2/1/2011, 5:18 PM
ray stevenson was definetly the best punisher,thomas jane came across abit of a pussy.
thegoon3423 - 2/1/2011, 5:19 PM
Ray, hands down 100% the best Punisher!
AEStark - 2/1/2011, 5:21 PM
Ray Stevenson was the better looking Punisher ( although, the skull could have been brighter though), but I have to give the character edge to Tom Jane.
Superzero - 2/1/2011, 5:23 PM
Right along with you NightFury...
sure the production on Lundgren's Punisher was lacking but when it comes to actually doing Castle justice Dolph wins by a country mile...Jane's Punisher was good but all in all the movie many times did Frank actually shoot someone with a GUN in that movie? It was all "creative" kills...not enough bullets. Stevenson's Punisher movie had guns and gore but the story SUCKED. PERIOD. I'd say that even though the original Punisher movie was low budget and had no skull (but if you really study Dolph his eyes and cheekbones are so hollowed out that his FACE is the skull) it is STILL the best Punisher movie we have. This is coming from a guy who has complete runs of the mini series, the first series, and Punisher War Zone. I would LOVE to see Marvel make a big screen team up flick with Punisher and Daredevil...
Jer3miah - 2/1/2011, 5:33 PM
Thomas Jane won that poll? Fail. He's not convincing. He's a pop-tart, can't be scared of him. He doesn't look OR act intimidating. Dolph was fine and even Ray Stevenson, but I'd prefer Dolph 'cuz Stevenson said something about GOD I didn't like.
SKGannbit - 2/1/2011, 5:34 PM
they were all good punishers! i voted for thomas jane but ray stevenson was closer to the source material imo but his movie was just handled poorly. and dolph's was good for his time.
luffycapri - 2/1/2011, 5:39 PM
Seen all 3, even the 80's one and I gotta say the Thomas Jane version was more likable.
Shunt - 2/1/2011, 5:53 PM
Im glad this was brought up because im really surprised that Thomas Janes Punisher received negative reaction.. I thought the movie was awesome from beginning to end.. Im not soo sure it was as faithful to the comics because i never read the punisher comic books.. But from a outside perspective I loved it..

Some parts of the film almost had a Robert Roderigez/Quintin Taratino type feel to it.. Had great kills but nothing too over the top or rediculous.. Its probably the most realistic take of the Punisher in the real world..

Shunt - 2/1/2011, 6:02 PM
Dolphs Punisher was a shitty movie to me.. he might have been a good punisher but the movie was ass & he didnt even wear the punisher skull..

I cant even remember the movie much cause i cared less for it .. i just remmeber him having no skull & riding in a motorcyle in the sewers.. chessy low budget movie..

Rays Punisher might have looked & fit the character the best but i just didnt care for that movie either.. I actually think it was too comic book like,, now thats not a bad thing, but some times unrealistic comic book kills & maneuvers by live action actors looks too rediclous in real life.. and thats the way i viewed this movie..

I wish they could have continued Thomas Janes version with jigsaw and just gradually added more of the punishers comic book depiction to Jane..
punishermax12 - 2/1/2011, 6:25 PM
of course a bunch of idiots like tom jane. RAY STEVENSON IS THE PUNISHER
113 - 2/1/2011, 6:31 PM
Thomas Jane by far...When i saw that Punisher in 2004 I was like "this movie is great" but a lot of fanboys, a lot of which are on this website, rejected that movie as "shitty" because there was not enough blood and guts for their liking (real mature). And because of those juvenile complaints the producers and studios scrapped the sequel and came out with Punisher: War Zone, which had all the blood and guts the children wanted but was a TERRIBLE movie.

I like to say it, so i'll say it again, TOLD YA SO.
ThaJackaL - 2/1/2011, 6:46 PM
Thomas Jane kicks major ass!
odinson11 - 2/1/2011, 8:01 PM
Ray stevenson, the other two dudes were horrible. I actually enjoyed punished war zone, the scene in the dining room when stevenson blew that gangsters head off with that sawed off shotgun is one of my all time favorite scenes lol. And fyi a punisher movie is supposed to be violent they dont call him the punisher for nothing
THORGodOfThunder - 2/1/2011, 8:59 PM
should have brought Jane back for the second Punisher
gunner - 2/1/2011, 9:00 PM
Ray !!
Drykilllogic22 - 2/1/2011, 9:35 PM
@Superherozero You noticed that about Dolph's face too..I thought I was Looking to
MeanMachineAngel - 2/1/2011, 10:02 PM
Stevenson looked the part and pulled it off. His movie wasn't very good but he fit the role better then either of the other two.
WhiteDragon66 - 2/1/2011, 10:04 PM
well all 3 actors and all three movies sucked i sorry guys but the definative Punisher movie hasnt been made yet
Bryanferryfan - 2/1/2011, 10:55 PM
I rate them as follows... 1. Punisher 1989
2. Punisher War Zone
3. Punisher 200?
Growler - 2/2/2011, 12:31 AM
Yeah, I can't see Thomas Jane being the best Punisher. His might be the strongest film but being a relentless force of nature and looks, I'd have to go for Ray Stevenson's portrayal.

That said, the Dolph Lundgren movie sucked green donkey balls and the Tom Jane one, with its comic relief housemates was far too jokey to my mind.

Punisher: War Zone was the only one that actually gave us a Punisher who was a completely nasty piece of work with few, if any, redeeming factors. The violence was as brutal as it should be and to me the only two things that let it down were the lighting/colour grading and the death of a recurring character.
jimoakley666 - 2/2/2011, 1:26 AM
Stevenson was the best Punisher by far. Mother[frick]er was a murdering machine, not an emo pussy like Jane's version.

Crying and drinking ain't the Punisher. The whole point of the Punisher is that when his family died, Frank Castle just switched off like a blown light bulb. All that was left was a snarl, gritted teeth, cold hard deliberation and a shit load of soon to be corpses.
Halatir - 2/2/2011, 1:38 AM
The first movie was decent, specially considering that it was a low budget, I think actually was the best one in presenting the torment and psychology of the character. Jane´s movie was far better than Warzone, it had a lot of 80s taste that is one of the core elements of the character... BUT Ray is with no doubt the guy for the role, War Zone had a lot of weak spots but also some good moments.

I would like to see another one still with Ray that would bring the best of all 3... Could we also get Nolan to direct it!?
ScarletSpidey - 2/2/2011, 2:11 AM
I like a little soul to my characters in films and to see the anguish and torment that even the hardest of killers goes through. It makes them, you know, 3-DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERS.

I felt that in Jane's performance. Tom Jane all the way.

@113 - I couldn't have said it better myself.
airrun2000 - 2/2/2011, 4:03 AM
Dolph Lundgren - Captured the essence of characters attitude, but not the look or acting chops to pull it off the best of the three.
Thomas Jane - Best acting of the three and best story, however lacked the hands on approch; however the planning and The Russian were great. He is after all a master strategest.
Ray Stevenson - Most accurate look of The Punisher and Micro, however the story was horrible. Therefore, affecting overall feel for character.

Therefore Thomas Jane wins.
Woodinator - 2/2/2011, 5:42 AM
Thomas Jane Did something that no other actor that has played the Punisher has acomplished... He made you give a $h!t about the punisher and the the supporting cast.

Lundrum's Punisher was... horrible - it wasn't faithful to the comics, it wasn't exciting, it just wasn't good.

Warzone was... wasn't bad it just wasn't good - It was a gore fest and failed to capture the heart of the Punisher and his concern for other (innocent) people. I would comment on Stevenson's acting but I think his most memorable line was: "grrrr".

Jane's Punisher was... the best - yes it had problems, yes it was unfaithful to the comic but Jane nailed the character.
kriswone - 2/2/2011, 6:36 AM
punisher war zone looks and feels as if they made that movie for $1.50 a stick of gum and a stack of envelopes (in laymans terms about a buck 2 fiddy ($3.50 USD)). really cheesily cheaply made.
BassHorseX - 2/2/2011, 6:53 AM
I am torn on this one. I have like for all and dislikes for all. Jane's Punisher was the better movie, could have been better. But they made Jane's Punisher not as "tough" as he should have been. Dolph's was good, he had the attitude. but i didn't like him not having the skull on his shirt, yes it was on the knives. Stevens looked the part most out of them all. they could have made the movie better. Almost like they rushed to get it done just to get it done. I have to comment on the God issue. I can only remember him saying "sometimes I'd like to get my hands on God". But at the very end is my favorite part of the movie when he is standing in front of the church with the lights that say Jesus Saves then the light saying Jesus goes out, and he pulls the trigger. I get chills cause I feel that is God saying go get 'em, and I'll deal with them later.
flyingbyhisseat - 2/2/2011, 6:59 AM
Steveson was the best. Yes the movie wasn't that good, but when you close your eyes and think about how the Punisher should look and act in a movie, Thomas Jane dosn't come close. Steveson just needed a good script and he would run away with the Punisher. I saw in one of the comments posted that someone didn't like Steveson because his character, the Punisher, made a bad comment about God. If you ever read the comic book he always had issues with God. That's one of the main reasons why Frank Castle became the Punisher.
FoxForce5 - 2/2/2011, 8:05 AM
I think I may be the only person who actually liked War Zone overall. Yeas it was over the top & the story wasn't great but I really enjoyed the idiotic action (very comic book like & what I wanted to see in a Punisher movie) if I want something more realistic, I'll go watch Taxi Driver; if I'm watching The Punisher, I don't want to think it could all happen in the real world. I also liked the inclussion of Jig Saw & Microchip (even if I didn't like how it all ended).

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