Daredevil

Daredevil

DVD - 2004
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After being blinded by a radioactive chemical accident, Matt Murdock discovers that all his other senses have been heightened to inhuman levels.

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Janice21383
Apr 23, 2018

Along with Catwoman (2004), this version of Daredevil was supposed to have come near to killing the superhero genre. However you feel about that, it did not succeed; but neither is it a good movie. This is the extended version, which just gives the movie more time to be bad in. Which is worst: the writing, the acting, or the direction? It's a toss-up, but I'm leaning toward the direction. So many silly-looking scenes, especially the martial arts wooing scenes between Daredevil (Ben Affleck) and Elektra (Jennifer Garner). They also got together in real life, ultimately as successfully as in this film.

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jimg2000
Jun 04, 2017

Extended director's cut version that has Affleck as the vigilante super hero for underdogs, his future wife Gardner as ninja Elektra and Farrell as the mercenary Bullseye. The way Daredevil dressed, swung around in the air, fought and threw his wand, Affleck could have starred in the Batman series back then. but lost out to Michael Keaton and others until recent revivals (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League.) Highly entertaining for a fantasy comic with all the bells and whistles.

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KingKongKool
Jun 25, 2014

A blind, crime-fighting superhero!? Gee! What will they think of next?

I know this isn't saying much, but I found that about the only really interesting conversation that took place in Daredevil's story (this happened more than a few times) was in regards to all of the speculation being made over whether or not there were alligators actually living down inside NYC's sewer system.

It's not like I really care, one way or the other, about alligators being down there amongst all of that crap & crud, but that just gives you a pretty good idea of how insufferably dull & dreary the overall rapport was between all of the characters in this let-down-of-a-movie.

Personally, I think that this time around Stan Lee and Bill Everett's conception of the Daredevil character has got to be the absolute dumbest of all their joint superhero creations put together from Marvel Comics' heyday (circa. 1964).

Like, c'mon, now - A 12 year-old boy gets seriously splashed in the face with toxic waste and this doesn't kill him, or make him violently ill, or even give him face-cancer!? No.

It just blinds him, but this doesn't ruin his life. On the contrary, instead, it heightens his 4 other senses to the extreme (which is a big plus). And as he matures into a man he becomes as agile as an acrobat from the 5th Dimension, or something. (Spare me!)

Daredevil's story suffered a further traumatic blow by the unwelcome introduction of Elektra Natchios into all of the crime-fighting action. The icky romance that inevitably transpired between Murdock and this ninja-fighting rich-girl was an ultimate stinkeroo.

And, finally - Like, what the heck was with that goddamn over-sized pressure-cooker (?) that Murdock sometimes slept in? Did he design and build that contraption, too!?

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kah_chan
Feb 28, 2014

All characters have interesting background stories and I am glad that the director decided to explore each of them. However the story somehow didn't engage with audience, I am not sure it is the acting or the storyline. It is kinda weird and a lot of fake goosebumps when they were supposed to be touching and sad at some moments. Weird.

Aeroflaire Jul 14, 2012

You're right. I think everyone will enjoy it too. i did, at least:)

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mbazal
Jun 10, 2010

I love this movie so much! Perfect mix of action- adventure and romance.

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jimg2000
Jun 04, 2017

Tons and tons of quotes in IMDb as this one:

Matt Murdock: I'm sorry, Mister Fisk, my partner's a little overzealous. We can't represent you.
Fisk: Why's that?
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson: Yes, why IS that, Mister Murdock?
Matt Murdock: Because we only handle clients who are innocent.
Fisk: [laughs] "Innocent", he says. That's pretty funny. You know, I've learned one thing in all my years in this business.
Matt Murdock: What's that?
Fisk: Nobody's innocent. Nobody....

Aeroflaire Jul 14, 2012

Elektra: i have to go, my bodyguard is here.
Deredevil: Your bodyguard?

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mbazal
Jun 10, 2010

"Hell's Kitchen is my neighborhood. I prowl the rooftops and alleyways at night, watching from the darkness. Forever in darkness. A guardian devil."

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mbazal
Jun 10, 2010

mbazal thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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mbazal
Jun 10, 2010

A young boy named Matt Murdock becomes blind, wakes up in the hospital with newfound powers. All the rest of his senses are working at superhuman sharpness. The most astounding of all these super senses is his sound ability gives off a radar sense which allows to "see" when there is sound going across the room. This sense is more accurate than human sight! When Matt's father is killed when Matt is a child, he must learn to fend for himself. When Matt grows up he becomes a lawyer, but when the moon rises he prowls the night looking for innocents to rescue as Daredevil. When a new villain who is a master marksman arrives in town, Daredevil must learn to use his abilities to their fullest extent or die trying. Can Matt stop a king pin of crime while trying to keep up with a new relationship and be in time for work every day?

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KingKongKool
Jun 25, 2014

Violence: Keep in mind that this is a PG-13 movie. It's mindset is for the kiddies.

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