Every R-Rated Marvel Movie Ranked From Worst To Best

10. The Punisher (2004)

The Punisher 2004
Lionsgate

Fifteen years after Dolph Lundgren tried to bring The Punisher to the big screen, Lionsgate tried again, this time making a far more faithful adaptation with a fairly modest budget and the surprisingly great Thomas Jane in the lead.

Sadly, they obviously thought that getting their casting right with him was enough to neglect every other pillar of film-making and the results show in the sloppy mess the film becomes. The writing is terrible, John Travolta's villain is one of his worst performances and the tone is never self-aware enough to redeem the daftness. Had there been some levity it might not have crumbled so badly.

Annoyingly, in better hands, it might have been ok.

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