Written by Mr. Mouseburger 3rd Nov 2006
Kindly Submitted by freakin_degenerate
Kindly submitted by P.E
Howard Saint is responsible for ordering the murders of the entire Castle family, and this is reason for Frank Castle's revenge. While trying to get some dirt on the Saints, Frank is successful in getting Howard to kill both his wife and best friend, by making him think the pair was having an affair. After having killed off all of his mobsters and his only son, Frank’s revenge is almost complete, but there is one final obstacle to negotiate; Howard Saint.
At first, it appears the film will end with a standard goodie versus baddie gunfight, but Frank manages to shoot first at point blank range, and Howard falls. This gives Frank enough time to reveal to Saint that he faked the affair of Saint's wife and best friend. We then realize that this death Is not destined for something as simple as being shot, the degree of revenge needs to be proportionate to the suffering our hero has had to endure throughout the film.
Therefore, Castle takes Howard and straps him into a car before being left in the middle of a parking lot full of cars which Frank has fixed bombs to. There is one hell of an explosion, and Howard is burned alive. You may wonder why Castle needed all those bombs to kill Saint, but the mystery is explained when the camera pans to an overhead view of the parking lot to reveal the cars make up the Punisher’s fiery skeleton motif.