Elektra

Elektra

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Director: Rob Bowman

Cast: Jennifer Garner, Goran Visnjic, Will Yun Lee

     
 

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Daredevil's main squeeze gets resurrected in her own flick with this spin-off martial arts actioner from director Rob Bowman (Reign of Fire, The X-Files: Fight the Future). Jennifer Garner returns to the role of Elektra Natchios, a hired assassin whose origins are finally revealed after her old ninja clan the Hand brings her back from the dead to serve

Overview

Daredevil's main squeeze gets resurrected in her own flick with this spin-off martial arts actioner from director Rob Bowman (Reign of Fire, The X-Files: Fight the Future). Jennifer Garner returns to the role of Elektra Natchios, a hired assassin whose origins are finally revealed after her old ninja clan the Hand brings her back from the dead to serve their evil purposes. Reunited with her old sensei, Stick (Terence Stamp), Elektra leaves the past behind her and is eventually given an assignment to kill Mark Miller (Goran Visnjic) and his daughter, Abby (Kristin Prout). When her conscience gets the best of her and she decides to protect them instead, it's up to the Hand's top assassins to track her down and finish the job. Fans of Marvel Comics might recognize Natassia Malthe as Typhoid Mary, another nemesis of Daredevil that joins in the hunt, along with other masters of the dark mystic arts, Tattoo (Chris Ackerman), Stone (Bob Sapp), and the Hand's fearsome leader, Kirigi (Will Yun Lee).

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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Jennifer Garner reprises her role from 2003's Daredevil in this nicely mounted, action-packed Marvel Comics adaptation. Apparently killed off in that film, Elektra has been resurrected by her old mentor, Stick (Terence Stamp), who is unable to keep her from working as an assassin for hire. Only when she balks at her latest assignment -- killing Mark Miller (ER's Goran Visnjic) and his young daughter, Abby (Kirsten Prout) -- does the emotionally stunted Elektra finally come to grips with her damaged psyche. By then it may be too late: Her assignment falls to minions of "The Hand," an Asian sect dominated by supernatural forces under the control of the evil Roshi (Cary Tagawa). Garner's years of experience on the TV show Alias no doubt facilitate her work in this film, as she cuts a seductive figure in her skin-tight costumes and looks credible in the numerous martial-arts sequences. Elektra abounds in fancy stunt work and special effects, and it seldom deviates from the comic-book ethos, but the star infuses the main character with enough humanity to make her sympathetic. Director Rob Bowman does a good job with the film's visuals, and he works hard to maintain some believability -- a tough order when one is adapting story material that derives from a two-dimensional source. On balance he's done a pretty good job, although in the end Elektra's appeal rests squarely on Garner’s talented shoulders. Bowman's "director's cut" of the film includes a full-length commentary by the director; a two-part production documentary; an alternate beginning to the film; deleted scenes with commentary; still photo galleries; and film dailies.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/2010
UPC:
0024543657965
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:40:00
Sales rank:
19,808

Special Features

Audio commentary by director Rob Bowman and film editor Kevin Stitt; Deleted scenes with optional commentary on select scenes by Rob Bowman and Kevin Stitt; Alternate/extended scenes with optional commentary by Rob Bowman; Relentless: The Making of Elektra Part 1 production documentary; Relentless: The Making of Elektra Part 2 post-production documentary; Multi-angle dailies; Elektra: Incarnations mythology documentary; Elektra in Greek Mythology featurette

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jennifer Garner Elektra Natchios
Goran Visnjic Mark Miller
Will Yun Lee Kirigi
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Roshi
Terence Stamp Stick
Kirsten Prout Abby
Natassia Malthe Typhoid
Chris Ackerman Tattoo
Bob Sapp Stone
Hiro Kanagawa Kinkou

Technical Credits
Rob Bowman Director
Avi Arad Producer
Andrew Arnett Animator
Loyd Bateman Stunts
Shawn Beaton Stunts
Christophe Beck Score Composer
Perry Beckham Stunts
Morgan Beggs Asst. Director
Anna Behlmer Sound Mixer
Lee Berger Executive Producer
Craig Berkey Sound/Sound Designer
Claude Bouchard Stunts
Heike Brandstatter Casting
Dustin Brooks Stunts
Simon Burnett Stunts
Kirk Caouette Stunts
A. Brett Chan Stunts
Doug Chapman Stunts
Lauro Chartrand Stunts
Kimberly Chiang Stunts
Dean Choe Stunts
John Clothier Camera Operator
Dianne Crittenden Casting
Amanda Dague Animator
Ruth Daly Animator
Eclilson De Jesus Stunts
Deborah La Mia Denaver Makeup
Mike Desabrais Stunts
Duane Dickinson Stunts
Mike Dobbin Stunts
Ryan Donoghue Animator
Brian Dowrick Animator
Shauna Duggins Stunts
Dave Dunaway Stunts
Marny Eng Stunts
Kevin Feige Co-producer
Carolyn Field Stunts
Scott Flavelle Stunts
Gary Foster Producer
Corbin Fox Stunts
David Fulton Stunts
Kylie Furneaux Stunts
Christopher Gordon Stunts
Dean Hart Stunts
Adrian Hein Stunts
Brian Ho Stunts
Sharon Smith Holley Editor
Junichi Hosoi Camera Operator
Dave Hospes Stunts
Ernie Jackson Stunts
Kirk Jaques Stunts
Mark Steven Johnson Executive Producer
Dave Jordan Musical Direction/Supervision
Doug Juhn Art Director
Bonnie Kanner Executive Producer
James Kinnings Animator
Jon Kralt Stunts
Larry "Warlock" Lam Stunts
David Lane Stunts
Harvey Larocque Camera Operator
Paul Lazenby Stunts
Stan Lee Executive Producer
Christopher Lentz Animator
Don Lew Stunts
Dean Lockwood Stunts
Brad Loree Stunts
Brian Lydiatt Stunts
John Maccarthy Asst. Director
J.J. Makaro Stunts
Coreen Mayrs Casting
Josh McLaglen Asst. Director,Co-producer
Raven Metzner Screenwriter
Arnon Milchan Producer
Jay Mitchell Set Decoration/Design
Mike Mitchell Stunts
Tony Morelli Stunts
Gaston Morrison Stunts

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Elektra 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
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Okay, I'm a hardcore fan of the comics, and I think the movie chnneled the comics quite well. Yes, a lot of the movie rested on Garner to pull it through, but she did admirably. The only problems I had with it was a bit of lacking dialogue, not enough like gory blood( it just wasn't as grim and gritty as the comics) and some of the stuff they left unexplained. Other than that, I loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I made the mistake of buying this movie before i saw it. As usual they show all the best scenes from the movie in the trailers . I agree with the other reviwer in the fact that this has a terrible plot and was poorly written. Some people may like it for the booty shots they do of Jennifer Garner but thats all this movie had going for it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is not a very good movie or book it seems as if they just threw it together it has a poor story line and a bad ending all and all I am very dissapointed in this book and movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an action movie it was only mildly entertaining. If you know the characters from the comics, you will notice some detail error. There was too many unexplained flashbacks and not enough closure at the end
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think tht this was a great movie, it did have a bad ending but besides that it was great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i did like some of it at the front but then it started to get a little dumb but i do like jennifer garner but this movie was not that good why do you think it did not make that much in theaters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was disappointing but it was not the worst i mean if you are a elektra fan then you will most likly like it i am a elektra fan but i did not think that it was that great. jen garner rocks
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