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Punisher: Warzone (2008)

The Punisher Is one of my favorite comic book characters.   Not sure why, but I just love the guy's straight forward, one man war on anything evil.  The Punisher (1989) with Dolph Lundgren was a great 80's-tastic  action movie, but could have been better.  Just like The Punisher (2004) with Tom Jane was a good  spaghetti western, but not a great Punisher movie.  Both had there faults, my main problem was that it felt like we weren't getting the whole Punisher.  Dolph was a good "dark" Punisher, and Tom Jane was great, but he was just starting out and we never really get to see him in full "Punisher" mode. With Warzone, we get it all.

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Watchmen (2009)

This movie is in my top 5 favorite movies as well as the comic it was created from is my favorite comic.  I remember when it was announced that it was actually being made (this is one of those movies that took 10 years and like 6 directors before anything was shot) I   prayed the studio would back out.  After seeing V for Vendetta and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, I wanted this to fail.  Sure, comic book movies have come a long way. And each entry seems to progressively better, and Sin City did make me feel like i was reading the book, but no one had done any of Alan Moore's work justice. Both League and V left me asking if the writers had read the actual comics or just the summary.  

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Moon (2009)

Moon is the directorial debut for Duncan Jones, a British film maker.  It is an independent film about Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) who works for Lunar Industries running a mining station on the moon.  He is the only human there with GERTY the robot (Kevin Spacey) as his only companion.  He is contracted for a 3 year shift, with the movie primarily focusing on the last 2 weeks.  Communication is limited due to satellite problems and the companies lack if interest in fixing it.

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