Daredevil (2003) Review


Verdict: Not bad, not that good

Good cast, good story-line but average filming.

Review:

Having watched Elektra not so long ago, Daredevil seems to be more of a sequel to it than a story in itself. If you’ve watched Elektra or read my review, you would know that there was not much detail given on her background, so Daredevil gives the audience more of an insight on her life. We get to meet her father and kind of see how she was brought up. Though when I try to figure her life out by combining these two films…they don’t really add up.

Anyways back to Daredevil, so Matt Murdock (Ben Affleck) is a lawyer for the people of Hell’s Kitchen (did Gordon Ramsay get inspiration from this film?), but by night he is the Daredevil, serving out justice where the courtroom fails. And because they showed in the beginning how his childhood went, we get a better understanding of why he turned out the way he did. The struggle he had with vengeance and all that was really well done (kind of reminded me of V for Vendetta). Then he meets Elektra (Jennifer Garner) and they fall in love (was this the movie that got them together?) which is quite a good combination since both their outfits are red.

The problem I have with this film is that the action scenes were all very deliberate, as in I could tell that the actors were following certain directions of when to do this and that. Also when they are getting hit about and they fly from here to there…its obviously a wire holding them up. In addition, when Daredevil was fighting Bullseye (Colin Farrell) and they fall off the bike…it looked very much like a video game. Seriously.

Jon Favreau is also in this and he plays Matt Murdock’s law firm partner, Franklin Nelson. His character here is very much like his character Happy in the Iron Man films. Scott Terra plays young Matt Murdock, and he is also quite good.

Apart from the very fake parts, the movie was pretty alright. I got interested in this story after reading the comics in a newspaper about Spider-man and Daredevil. Then I saw that Elektra was in this as well -so why not?

Oh yea, and the soundtrack- I noticed this very early on, that it was mainly rock music. Not that I don’t appreciate the genre…OK not really, but it made the atmosphere of the film and that was well done. I was delighted when I heard two songs from Evanescence come up. (Y) OK I’m going to add 0.5 just because of that.

Overall I give this a 6.5/10.

Have you watched Daredevil? Rate it out of 5 stars above or leave a comment below!

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