I think its time for Marvel to finally just step down and allow DC Comics to produce their animated films for them because these things that come out are just terrible. Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher is like a lot of these straight to DVD movies by Marvel: they look incredible but once you get past that you're left with a weak ass story that makes Marvel writers come across as hyperactive teenagers that were given the reigns to make a movie.
What they do get right is the violence level used by Punisher. But after a few minutes of seeing him blow people apart you start to see why the films have done so badly. It becomes just a violent mess and pretty boring fast. They then introduce Black Widow who also does not have the strength to carry a film and now we have two messes. S.H.I.E.L.D then show up and ask Punisher to help them and blah blah blah more violence and characters I don't care about and a history between Black Widow and some lame ass guy who goes between being super fucking strong to being able to be hurt by Black Widow.
Neither Punisher nor Black Widow have powers.
The Avengers show up eventually but its too little too late. It was cool to see Hulk but that's about it. I was so pissed at how useless this was that I cleansed myself by bathing in two DC animated films. Marvel, if you're gonna continue to make these films please get better writers. Make some kind of legacy. DC gets away with one shots because they are written great. The stories are strong, the art is cool, and I care about the characters. Marvel makes films that have nothing to do with one another and voice actors that are interchangeable.
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