Punisher: War Zone

Punisher: War Zone (2008)

7 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: Part of the Punisher's objective in his war against crime is to protect innocent civilians. Yet at one point in the movie he chooses to dispatch an enemy on a rooftop by using a rocket launcher, even though the rocket could have missed and collided with a nearby building and killed several innocents.

S. Ha

Correction: Unfortunately for the innocent civilians, The Punisher's ONLY objective is to punish violent criminals. He's not The Protector, he's The Punisher.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: The Russian mobster who gets stabbed through the throat with the glass shard doesn't even react to Jigsaw breaking the glass and lunging at him with it despite the fact that they were sitting across from each other. The mobster wasn't looking directly at Jigsaw but he was still looking in that direction and should have seen him coming in his peripheral vision.

S. Ha

Correction: Some people have poor peripheral vision and slow reactions.

rswarrior

Corrected entry: Ignoring the fact that a mass murderer would never be given legal immunity, Jigsaw was only given legal immunity for his previous crimes leading up to the sting he helped the FBI set up. He wouldn't be given immunity for any crimes after the sting and any self-respecting law enforcement agency would place surveillance on him and arrest him the moment he breaks any kind of law.

S. Ha

Correction: If it were that simple, they could have arrested him long before he became "Jigsaw".

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: The FBI wants the Punisher off the streets because he kills criminals. However the FBI has no problem letting Jigsaw and his gang run around freely even though they murder innocent people. It's not because the FBI are corrupt because they placed a mole in Jigsaw's unit and had been running surveillance on him for the first portion of the movie, not to mention the fact that they arrested him for trying to murder the Donatellis. It also has nothing to do with the sting they set up to stop the distribution of the biological weapon, because the FBI simply let Jigsaw go after the sting was finished. They wouldn't need to rely on the Punisher killing Jigsaw either, since they already had him in custody and could amass many criminal charges against him that would eventually send him to prison. The only logical explanation for this is that the filmmakers needed to further the story and could not come up with a reasonable way to put Jigsaw back on the streets, hence this is a legitimate plot hole.

S. Ha

Correction: The FBI let Jigsaw go because he legally bargained with them for immunity in exchange for the information the FBI needed to set up the sting. As the previous correction for this mistake stated, the FBI are very concerned with Jigsaw's actions, but their hands have been tied. They have to look after the good of the entire country, not just a single city.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: Punisher shoots Pittsy in the face, at close range, obliterating the entire front half of his head. Yet there is no 'spray' of blood, grey matter or bone, and agent Budiansky gets nothing on him, despite being about two feet away. Half of Pittsy's head simply vanishes.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Correction: His head didn't explode, it was shot off. The blood, bone, & brain were all blasted away from the Punisher and Budiansky, to a point off camera.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: The FBI wants the Punisher off the streets because he kills criminals. However the FBI has no problem letting Jigsaw and his gang run around freely even though they murder innocent people. This was previously corrected citing FBI corruption, however this is not the case. If the FBI in this film were in fact corrupt, they never would have planted a mole in Jigsaw's unit, nor would they have arrested him at the Donatelli residence, nor would they want to arrest the Punisher. This is further reinforced by the fact that the FBI were reluctant to strike a plea bargain with Jigsaw to begin with.

S. Ha

Correction: The FBI thought it more important to stop the sale and distribution of a biological weapon that could kill billions than to stop one single man from committing crimes. Sort of like Crime-based Triage. It's not that the FBI had "no problem" with what Jigsaw was doing, they were just prioritizing. They expected Punisher to kill Jigsaw anyway. They got two birds with one stone this way.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: It makes no sense for the FBI to release Jigsaw and Looney Bin Jim from their custody, especially without surveillance. Even though they want them to go after the Punisher, they know full well that they intend to kill the family of the dead undercover FBI agent and will kill more innocent people in the process, which they do.

Correction: It makes sense if the FBI agent in charge is corrupt, which he is.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

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