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. At night he is known to many as 'Daredevil' a superhero that fights crime in the streets of New York (common to all superhero comics/movies except Batman). He leaps from skyscraper to skyscraper. Daredevil's opponent Kingpin (Michael Clarke Duncan), and his deputy-murderer Bullseye (Colin Farrell) also play major roles of difficulty in Affleck's life. Daredevil fights their prevailing forces unaided, until he meets Elektra Natchios (Jennifer Garner of ALIAS fame), a trained martial artist and super heroine who is after Bullseye and Kingpin for assassinating her dad.
Actually overall the movie is pretty good but there aren't really any 'phrases' and 'scenes' that you would start mentioning over and over again. I mean unforgettable stuff like the way Uma Thurman says 'Poissssson Ivyyy" in Batman and Robin or the way Robin always said 'let's get to the bat mobile' etc. But you can't have it all. You can't just wait for X-men 2 to come out without watching other superhero flicks. Well you can but it's a bit of a wait so I recommend you see this!
Rating out of 5: 4.5 so I rounded it up to 5
Best scene: When Matt and Elecktra fight eachother
What's the best thing about it? It stayed true to it's comic book!
Worst thing? The cast wasn't all that great. Compared to other comic book movies, it was a lowdown. The casting should have been done by the X-men casting person. The movie (X-men)was so perfect that you actually felt like you were reading the comic books, watching the cartoons, or playing the games! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title