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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Georgedubya
    July 16, 2012 at 10:04 am — Reply

    Awwww yeah.

    I would not be opposed to everyone pretending War Zone never happened and going back to Jane as Castle.

  2. Rome
    July 16, 2012 at 10:09 am — Reply

    Holy Sh!%! That was crazy.

    Why have none of that actual Punisher movies been this good?!?

    Jayne really embodied the Punisher a la the MAX series. I’m watching it again.

  3. TaZ
    July 16, 2012 at 10:19 am — Reply

    That….was…..AWESOME!!!! MORE! MORE! Encore!!!!

    “Do you know the difference between justice and punishment?” Someone put out a Punisher T shirt with that on the back and I’ll be the first in line to buy the damn thing!

  4. Eric (CMonocle)
    July 16, 2012 at 11:22 am — Reply

    While I enjoyed this… Did it bother anyone else that he just let that hooker get raped before intervening??

    • TaZ
      July 16, 2012 at 3:53 pm — Reply

      Bother…yes, of course. Just as it was in waiting for the inevitable “kill them all let God sort them out” moment. However, it did seem like something that would be right out of the Punisher War Journal or Punisher MAX. In his way, Frank let it go that far in order that the hooker received her own punishment but then allowed her to exact her punishment on the slug. Nothing says love like roasting with Jack Daniels. Loved Ron Pearlman, as always. Of course, it’s punishment twisted but Frank Castle isn’t your run of the mill “hero”.

      If this isn’t used as a basis for a Punisher sequel then a major artistic crime has been committed!

      • Trey
        July 18, 2012 at 12:50 pm — Reply

        I do believe that all 3 Punisher movies were rated R. I have to admit that the Thomas Jane one is my favorite. I too would like to see him return for a sequel.

  5. morpheus11
    July 16, 2012 at 11:23 am — Reply

    That was awesome! I hope Marvel sees this and does something with it.

  6. N
    July 16, 2012 at 11:26 am — Reply

    i take back every bad thing ive ever said about thomas jane being the punisher. this is what the movie shoulda been.

  7. Trampicus
    July 16, 2012 at 6:23 pm — Reply

    Man, that’s what the Punisher movie could have been like?!?!?!? Please give this another go Tom, and a hard “R” rating, and I’m first in line.

    • Georgedubya
      July 16, 2012 at 6:47 pm — Reply

      I think that’s been the problem with the Punisher movies in the past. Punisher isn’t your typical “hero” property, and I think it struggles to fit into a PG-13 mold.

      Of course, with Disney owning Marvel’s stuff these days, the idea of it getting a release under the R rating is kind of laughable.

  8. ray
    July 16, 2012 at 9:35 pm — Reply


  9. Andrew
    July 17, 2012 at 12:55 am — Reply

    so good, always loved Jane as the punisher

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