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28 February 2003
THIS films stylization
is very dark and based strongly on the first
Daredevil comics. It will give next
years "Amazing Spider-Man" a
run for its money. The plot is very normal
and predictable, young boy has an accident, gets
special powers, has a tragedy and turns into a
crime fighter. However this one, rather
than say superman who gives a lame excuse to
leave his lover when he hears a voice saying
help in order to rescue the victim.
Daredevil stays and has fun instead.
This is a very unusual approach to a film of
this type, with strong dark humor and dark
undertones to the plot.
the sets are dark and that is good in some
respects, but it does looses its effect at times
and does spoil some of the action sequences,
that makes this a must see for any action hero
fan. If you don't already know, the
story is about a child who is blinded by radioactive waste
and as a man he uses his remaining enhanced senses
to fight crime as a superhero. The
film is not as recycled as other action hero
films tend to be and explores new angles, thanks
to its darker and more sinister characters drive
for reprisal, pushing him cross the line.
It provided a convincing and far more realistic character
than say Bat Man or Spider Man.
This a film I am happy to
give a rating of four stars to out of
as Matt Murdock aka Daredevil, Jennifer Garner
as Elektra Natchios, Michael Clarke Duncan
as The Kingpin/Wilson Fisk, Colin Farrell as
Bullseye, Jon Favreau as Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson,
Joe Pantoliano as Ben Urich, David Keith as Jack Murdock,
Scott Terra as Young Matt Murdock, Erick Avari
as Ambassador Nikolaos Natchios, Coolio as Daunte Jackson,
Ellen Pompeo as Karen Page, Kevin Smith as Jack Kirby (Lab Assistant),
Frankie J. Allison as Abusive Father & Lennie Loftin
as Detective Manolis