Thomas Jane has always felt it was unfair that his unwatchably bad Punisher movie wasn't a hit. He's always wanted to keep playing the character. Now he's taken matters into his own hands and starred in a short film about a man who certainly resembles Frank Castle and who takes out a gang of black 'savages' using only a full bottle of Jack Daniels and mega-powerful toe stomping.
Everything about the short is disturbing. This version of The Punisher (who is never called that in the short) allows a woman to be raped and a little boy to be beaten (Castle drinks a Yoohoo and watches). The idea here is that The Punisher has been out of the game for a little while (six months sober, he says) and that this scene inspires him to finally get back into it - which he does in sprays of CG blood and improbable CG compound fractures.
All set to the score for The Dark Knight.
The highlight is Ron Perlman as a cranky store owner in a wheelchair. Jane himself continues to look nothing like the Punisher. The thing is directed by Phil Joanou, who I assume has been directing commercials since his last big screen movie, 2006's Gridiron Gang. His style here is 'kewl,' with lots of slomo.
The whole thing creeps me out. I can't believe that Tom Jane is turning into Homeless Dad.