In this episode, the Cinema Excelsior team goes to war with director Mark Goldblatt's 1989 adaptation of The Punisher, starring Dolph Lundgren and Louis Gossett Jr. Nick embraces the film in all its goofy glory. Stefan identifies the t-shirt as the lead character's defining attribute. Derek offers insight from a screening he saw with the director. Daniel tries to figure out why the man on the street is named Shake. It's a roundtable discussion longer than the film itself, so enjoy or be punished!
Cinema Excelsior is a podcast dedicated to analyzing and understanding the films of Marvel Comics. Our roundtable of film PhDs, screenwriters, and comic book nerds tries to understand what makes each film succeed or fail as an adaptation, a commercial enterprise, and a piece of art.