Mindless Diversions Extra: The Punisher



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  1. Avatar Maribou says:

    One thing I’ve been thinking about is whether movies get away with muddled / conflicting morality more easily than TV, simply because you don’t get as much time to mull it over.

    Being as it’s very early in the morning, though, I have neither developed the thought nor come up with examples for or against.

    (Protip to lurkers: You, too, may comment whenever you like without having to be wise or even particularly insightful first!)Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Maribou says:

      In thinking about it some more, I’m not sure that the Punisher’s morality is particularly muddled as much as it has just reached bad conclusions.

      Does The Punisher have anything interesting to say about Gun Violence?

      Yes! It points out that Gun Violence is likely insufficient. You will also need knives, booby traps, explosives, and even bows and arrows.

      Does The Punisher have anything interesting to say about Violence in general?

      Yes! It points out that there are some folks who just need killing.Report

  2. Avatar aaron david says:

    I haven’t had the chance to read more of this than the first para, but one thing that has crossed my mind is the possible need for Mindful Diversions. There are a couple three books I would love to book club, but they run right up against Politics with a capital P.

    In any case, this looks very good as I love moral quandaries in my entertainment.Report

  3. Avatar Jaybird says:

    This contains a *SERIOUS* spoiler. Seriously. Don’t read this unless you either don’t care or have finished the season. Seriously.

    So I finished the season and I got curious as to what Jigsaw’s name was in the comics before he started calling himself “Jigsaw”. It was “Billy Russo”.Report