After visiting her blog, I can say that Lexi Alexander has the dubious distinction of being the best looking Punisher director to date*. I feel kind of bad that my horrible male mind jumps right to that, but it’s just how I’m hardwired. It’s a penis thing.
Anyway, her blog includes her reaction to the trailer that hit last week (which Russ brought to you), and she was not as thrilled with the trailer as you might hope the director of the movie might be.
I’m not sure what kind of impression I would get from this trailer if I didn’t actually know the film. I am utterly impressed, though, they managed to find that much PG rated action footage at all. It had to be a challenge to cut a trailer from our action stuff without showing any gore and blood.
I’ve been told that you can’t even show heads blowing up in red-band trailers. I hope that’s not true because that would
suck. It’s weird to see Castle shoot all those bullets and not see the thugs who are catching them. That’s the best
fucking part about it!!!
To be honest, one of the lessons I’ve learned over the years is to be wary of trailers. They often misrepresent what the movie actually is… except when it comes to production value, and since my biggest problem with the Punisher trailer is that it makes the movie look slightly cheaper than a SciFi original shot in Bulgaria, none of Lexi’s promises of gore and grue assuage me. But hey, it’s not like she’s going to be tarnishing this character’s regal screen history or anything, so maybe a couple of exploding heads could make this the best Punisher yet.