The Punisher returns tomorrow and Netflix has released one last trailer for the series.
Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) is trying to find another way, but he will always end up finding violence as a young girl (Giorgia Whigham) wanders into the wrong bar at the wrong moment and sets Frank back on the path to The Punisher. Meanwhile, Billy Russo (Ben Barnes) is back and assembling an army for his own odd ends. It means the two are on another collision course. Will Frank be able to put Billy down and end this legacy of violence?
Having had a chance to watch some of the season early, I will say it allows itself to be a little bit funnier than Season 1. Not that it goes to Garth Ennis or Punisher War Zone extremes, though. This is doubly true of Billy and the complete rethink of Jigsaw. It’s actually pretty compelling — except for one aspect I might talk about after more people have had a chance to watch the season — and Barnes is magnetic. Of course, there’s still a little bit of a pace issue as I’m at episode 8 and its clear the story is ready to wind down despite its 13-episode length. This was a problem in Season 1, which led to the two-episode mad bomber diversion. Hopefully, that pacing issue will sort itself out a little bit more organically this time. Oh, also, this season is jolly violent. So be on the lookout for that. But it’s definitely worth investing the time into watching, if only for one early episode which feels more like an issue of The Punisher than anything else it has put on screen yet.
The Punisher returns tomorrow on Netflix.
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