It's a tight rope act to bringing a comic book story to the screen, too often a movie will take itself too serious, or it comes across as too cartoonish. Davedevil manages that balance. You have enough seriousness to keep you hooked, but it has that "stretch the boundaries" feel to retain the comic book flavor.
The store is the typical line. The young idealistic kid witnesses his father playing muscle for the local hood. Shock by the "fall" of his hero, he runs away and ends up losing his sight to a chemical spill. The kid fights back and takes the
advantages his other senses now give him and won't give into the tragedy. The death of his father, later sending him down the road as the avenger for the downtrodden, the defender of justice. Garner plays his love interest, but she is a pawn sacrificed by her fathers misdeed. The romance between Affleck and Garner is solid, the chemistry very believable. Great fight scenes. All the mix to make this just a very enjoyable movie in this genre.
The story revolves around Matt Murdock (played by Affleck) who was blinded as a child by a radioactive accident. But he got great senses, excellent fighting abilities, and other superhuman powers. In the morning he is Kitchen defence attorney.Read more ›
At the age of 12, young Matt Murdock (Scott Terra) is left blinded by dangerous chemicals, while running away from a the scene of a crime, in Hell's Kitchen New York. Soon after, he realizes that the same chemicals that took his sight, have somehow enhanced his remaining senses and made him superhuman. As Matt grows up. he vows to use his powers to fight crime and bring order to Hell's Kitchen...Now an adult Matt (Ben Affleck) is a defense lawyer by day and the masked Daredevil by night...Our hero is being hunted by a ruthless assassin named Bullseye (Colin Farrell), who was hired by the Kingpin of Crime (Michael Clarke Duncan) to take him out. Things get even worse for Matt as the woman he loves, Elektra Natchios (Jennifer Garner), blames his alter ego for a devasting loss.
Written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson, the film serves the character's origins pretty well, in other words, it stays true to the original comic book.. The film boasts some cool action sequences and solid effects. I especially liked the way in which Daredevil used his power and how that was shown on screen. Since many of the stunts in the movie were staged by the team that handled the Matrix. I was never bored or put off by what I saw there. As usual actors Jon Favreau, playing Matt's pal Frank Nelson, and Joe Pantoliano, as New York Post reporter Ben Urich provide the film some comic relief. Cameo watchers will notice creator Stan Lee and a famous comic book fan turned film director in the film as well.Read more ›