‘Punisher: War Zone’ Is Going To Be Rated R

18 08 2008

For those of you worried that Punisher: War Zone was going to be reduced to a PG-13 rating, rest assured. The whole thing was a false alarm. In fact much of what was spread was false.

From LatinoReview:

‘Lexi is not off the film

Lexi is still involved in the edit process

The film is not (nor could it ever be) PG-13

The film is most certainly not all exploding heads, but will reveal a great deal of Franks personna and pain.’

Well, it looks like Punisher: War Zone will be rated R after all and will include all of the guns-a-blazing, head-smashing, and blood-splattering goodness that the trailer showed. Well, thank God for that. I was beginning to think we’d have to sit through an hour and a half of Frank Castle playing with a kitten or riding a bike along the coast at sunset.


‘Punisher: War Zone’ Is Slowly Going The Way Of ‘Die Hard 4’

15 08 2008

That’s right. The execs over at Lionsgate want to cut Punisher: War Zone down to a PG-13 rating. I can’t think of anything that would be more damaging to this film than that. Especially after we’ve already seen that insanely violent trailer. The actual reason behind the whole ordeal is unknown, but there has been much speculation that the execs think that since The Dark Knight was a PG-13 movie and was so successful, the same could be said for PWZ, however, as most Punisher fans would tell you, Batman doesn’t kill people, Frank Castle does…in extremely violent ways…and the only way to be true to the source material is to present Frank Castle killing people in extremely violent ways. You can’t do that in a PG-13 movie. While the movie has already been generating some negative buzz ever since the director, Lexi Alexander, was cut off entirely from the production, giving the film a PG-13 rating would only make matters worse and Lionsgate would ultimately be shooting themselves in the foot. What do you think?

‘Punisher: War Zone’ Red Band Trailer

25 07 2008

The new, red-band trailer for Punisher: War Zone was released recently and it’s full of all kinds of blood, gore, and violence. Oh, and it looks like it was ripped directly from Grindhouse (i.e. film grain, chair leg in the eye). Depending on who you are, that could be really great or really awful.