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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Solid Movie; Highly Enjoyable

    An A-plus report card brings young Matt Murdock to the docks to show his father. All he ever wanted was to please his dad and, as per his father's advice, "be a doctor, be a lawyer." Except, stumbling upon his alcoholic, washed-up ex-boxer father as a leg breaker, Matt takes off on his skateboard in a hurry, only to accidentally run into a truck with barrels of radioactive liquid that-due to the forklift that just avoided him-has sliced the barrels open, the stuff inside spraying Matt in the face, causing him to go blind. But all is not darkness because he also mysteriously inherited a strange "radar sense" that enables him to see in a sort of X-ray way because of his newfound ability to convert sound waves into sight.

    Now, all grown-up, he's a lawyer by day and masked crimefighter by night. His name: Daredevil.

    And he's not the only one who wants a piece of New York. Crime boss the Kingpin (Michael Clarke Duncan) is on the rise, as is his hired goon, Bullseye (Colin Farrell). Adding to matters, Elektra Natchios (Jennifer Garner)-a shapely martial arts master-has her sites on Daredevil (Ben Affleck) as well, leading us into a battle for New York, for vengeance, and for those who have been a victim of crime.

    For some reason a lot of people didn't like this movie. I thought it was great. I liked the overall story; the costumes (except Bullseye's); the atmospheric New York City; the sense of darkness Matt Murdock carried within himself; Elektra's close relationship with her father; Foggy Nelson (Jon Favreau) and his being a "come-with" guy-very enjoyable. There was a sense of humanity about this version of Daredevil that I was able to relate to on a lot of levels.

    The fight scenes were nothing short of amazing, especially that barroom brawl where Daredevil clears the room. I remember seeing that in the trailer and just being absolutely stoked.

    The whole Matt Murdock-Elektra/Daredevil-Elektra relationship was well-handled, in my opinion, and I particularly enjoyed how those elements intertwined with each other throughout the film.

    If I was going to criticise a few things-and while I enjoyed Daredevil's gallivanting throughout New York-his spinning jumps and aerial movies were very similar to Spider-Man's (who made his feature film debut the year before Daredevil came out), and some of the stuff Daredevil was able to do was pretty farfetched. I mean, I don't care how awesome you are at acrobatic stuff or if you're more fit than Bruce Lee on his best day, but falling face first toward a window washer's station at lightning speed won't get slowed down by doing a somersault in the air so you could land on your feet. You'd break your legs and die from the impact. But whatever. It's superheroes, so I overlook most of the impossible these guys accomplish. Just goes with the understanding superheroes can do things we can't, whether realistic or not.

    That's really my only critique. I liked everything else. Wasn't crazy about Bulleye's costume. Would like to have seen him as more of a stealth assassin. I also don't read Daredevil comics so I can't tell you if this is a faithful adaptation or not. I know Daredevil's back story and a bit about some past adventures, but that's about it.

    I haven't seen the director's cut of this either, so need to get around to doing that.

    Still a good movie and I'm proud to have it in my superhero movie collection.

    If you like superhero flicks, you'll like Daredevil.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This ''Daredevil'' kicks butt!

    This is one of the best action movies of the year.It beats ''The Hulk'' by a mile,thanks to a believable story and realistic charcaters. Ang Lee should take a long look at this film to see how a good comic-book fantasy can be made.Affleck and Garner give their best performances, while Duncan is a great villain.But Farrell steals the movie, and he is an absolute hoot!Thank you, Mark Steven Johnson and company-and MORE,PLEASE!

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    Posted January 12, 2009

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