Die ersten Reviews zu „The Punisher“ sind da – Wie schlägt sich Frank Castle in der Solo-Serie?

13.11.2017 Die erste Welle von Rezensionen für "The Punisher" wurden heute Morgen veröffentlicht und sie werfen ein wenig Licht darauf, ob Frank Castles Solo-Serie den hohen Erwartungen der Fans entspricht...

The Punisher

26 Episoden in 2 Staffeln
Nach dem großen Erfolg von Jon Bernthal als Frank Castle aka The Punisher in der zweiten Staffel von Netflix' "Daredevil" war es nur eine Frage der Zeit, bis es eine eigene Serie geben würde!

Die Marvel Serien hatten in letzter Zeit eine schwere Zeit. „Iron Fist“ war die erste Enttäuschung für viele Fans, während „The Defenders“ ebenfalls nicht den Erwartungen entsprach. Die „Inhumans“ waren mittlerweile ein totaler Flop und so ist es nun an „The Punisher“ das Ganze wieder in eine andere Bahn zu lenken. Also, ist die Serie ein Hit? Ehrlich gesagt, ist es schwer eine klare Linie bei den Kritikern zu finden, denn einige Kritiker scheinen es zu lieben, während andere es überhaupt nicht mochten. Dazwischen ist so gut wie gar nichts! Es gibt einige Bewertungen, die gemischt sind, aber die meisten scheinen, auf einem Ende der Skala zu stehen. Allerdings scheinen die Kritiker, die dem Ganzen negativ gegenüber stehen, Vergleiche zu ziehen mit dem, was in letzter Zeit in der Welt passiert ist. Ob das aber die richtige Art und Weise ist eine TV-Show zu beurteilen, die eine populäre Comicfigur adaptiert, ist eine ganz andere Frage…

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2. Staffel von "The Punisher" wurde offiziell angekündigt!

„The Punisher is riveting, politically adventurous entertainment, willing to get mired in the complexity of a nation that has come to define itself through the incalculable damage and untold amounts of killings done in the name of peace. When the need to set-up, reiterate, or preempt the plot becomes its more prominent concern, however, it’s emblematic of everything wrong with comic-book adaptations, on TV or elsewhere.“
Quelle: Collider

„Netflix released all 13 episodes to critics, and despite strong performances from Bernthal, Walcott and Moss-Bachrach (Micro), it was a slog to reach the end. I found myself thinking back to Person of Interest, which did a better job with similar material. Its main characters were an ex-CIA vigilante and his hacker partner, battling shadowy enemies in the military-industrial complex. Even in the framework of a formulaic CBS crime show, it was more satisfying than Marvel’s attempt at serious long-form drama.“
Quelle: The Daily Dot

„The Punisher is the show Marvel Television needed. It’s the show that proves there might just be hope yet for the studio’s small screen ambitions. And yes, if we’re judging purely on the act of transforming into a character, Bernthal absolutely deserves an Emmy nomination for this one. His performance has been far elevated from the days of Daredevil.“
Quelle: Forbes

„For a show which seemed, given the timing of its launch, to be so controversial, its most controversial element is its lack of controversy. Frank Castle does some bad things, but nothing as bad as what happens in America on a regular basis. As a narrative about veterans trying to find their place in the world, “The Punisher” has something to say. But it could have been so much shorter, and its placement in the Marvel universe feels tangential at best.“
Quelle: Indie Wire

„The Punisher’s first episode is sleepy and repetitive; nothing in it is anything we didn’t see in the second season of Daredevil. Along those same lines, The fifth and sixth episodes already drag more than the others, an indication of the usual mid-season Netflix slump. But at least Punisher’s repetitive beginning is part of the first narratively necessary step in the show’s plot: moving the goalpost on Frank’s revenge.“
Quelle: Polygon

„It’s a conundrum: The Punisher is most effective when its title character is indiscriminately slaughtering his foes, but that’s also when it most consistently evokes the kinds of real-life horrors that pushed the premiere back once, and could have kept pushing it back indefinitely. There may hopefully be a time when Frank’s actions don’t instantly recall horrors from our world, but that version of his story will still need to be told much more compellingly than this.“
Quelle: Uproxx

„I almost want to declare the existence of this “Punisher” show a miracle. I don’t know, really, what I was expecting from it, because from the moment it was announced it didn’t really feel like it fit with the other Marvel shows on Netflix. And aside from a few appearances by Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) and a couple cameos by very minor characters from other shows, it really does just go its own way. And thank the Lord for that, because I like watching legitimately good TV shows. And “The Punisher,” somehow, is legitimately good.“
Quelle: The Wrap

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„In all, “The Punisher” is not just satisfying but surprising — an interpretation of Netflix and Marvel’s tried-and-true partnership that offers more depth and challenges to the audience than even the gritty world of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.” Free from superpowers and superheroes, the Marvel universe is more forgiving — and more interesting. Of course, the slightly cartoony Marvel Cinematic Universe is still a world where people named Carson Wolf show up and act as if they are not obviously villains. But “The Punisher’s” place in it is a welcome morass of thorny questions and unresolvable answers. At least in this part of the television landscape, there is room for another antihero.“
Quelle: Variety

„Marvel’s The Punisher did an excellent job reintroducing us to an iconic character, with the help of a brilliant performance from Jon Bernthal. While some of the supporting cast members are less memorable, there is still plenty of time for more character development down the road.“
Quelle: IGN

„At the end of the day, for hardcore fans of the character, The Punisher is bound to offer a better experience than the three failed big screen adaptations. But those looking for more escapism in their superhero storytelling might be better off revisiting the other equally dark but less dour Marvel/Netflix shows.“
Quelle: We Got This Covered

Alle 13 Episoden von „The Punisher“ werden ab dem 17. November 2017 bei Netflix zum Abruf bereit stehen.

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