A Week In Film #356: Doubles

The Punisher (2004) title screen
The Punisher (2004)
Thomas Jane as revenge-oriented Marvel costumed nut job Frank Castle. A decent enough fist, but not really psycho enough. Jonathan Hensleigh’s directorial debut after various blockbuster scripts (Die Hard With A Vengeance, Armageddon); he later directed the next Frank Castle, Ray Stevenson, in 2011’s Kill The Irishman.

No Country For Old Men title screen
No Country For Old Men
The Coen Brothers’ Cormac McCarthy adaptation is engaging enough, but it didn’t really astonish me. Feels a bit of a retread of Blood Simple. Josh Brolin makes a good fist of the rubbish protagonist.

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