Movie Review: Avengers Confidential: Black Widow and Punisher

When justice is your only driving force in life, can you still see right from wrong? In March 2014, Frank's way of justice seems to have gotten him into trouble, again.

Directing this 83 minute animation/action/sci-fi is Kenichi Shimizu.

Some of the voice cast is: Jennifer Carpenter as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Brian Bloom as Frank Castle/The Punisher, John Eric Bentley as Nick Fury, Grant George as Elihas Starr, Eric Bauza as Amadeus Cho, JB Blanc as Orion, Mathew Mercer as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Fred Tatasciore as The Hulk.

The Punisher is running the streets serving out justice as usual, but this time his justice interferes with one of  S.H.I.E.L.D.'s top secret operations. This little interference gets the Punshier taken into
custody by S.H.I.E.L.D., but also creates the opportunity for a deal. Nick Fury is willing make a deal with the Punisher, do a mission for him and earn a release from custody. Apparently Leviathan, a global terrorist group, is selling S.H.I.E.L.D. technology and Nick wants the Punisher and Black Widow to team up and stop the group. Now, two well trained individuals with different views on justice must find a way to work together and save the world from the threat of Leviathan's plans.

This was part of the Marvel Anime series that had four television titles (Iron Man, Wolverine, X-Men & Blade), each title ran twelve episodes, the anime project also had two direct to video movies (Iron Man: Rise of Technovore & this one). The project aired in Japan back in 2010, then hit America with an English language in 2011. The storyline was really good and show cased two great characters. The playthrough was filled with cool fight scenes and really nice looking animation that flowed smoothly through the whole flick. Marvel/anime/cartoon fans alike will enjoy this one. The cast did a good job, even though some of the voices just didn't quite fit the characters, but that doesn't take away from the flick in any way. I never thought the Marvel movies could get any cooler, I... was wrong! This one is well worth the watch, so make the time.

It's rated PG-13 for violence and language.

4 stars

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