Quick Take: A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.

Johnson, Mark Steven

103 minutes
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year released



Torifanís Rating...

Torifanís review: Being a long time superhero fan, you'd think I would have heard of Daredevil. This was a new character to me, but I was intrigued from the start. This film was not well received by critics, but I thought it was excellent. I bought it for the actors in it, and because I thought it looked like a fun film. I was not disappointed.

Matt Murdock (as an adult, Ben Affleck) is a boy who is blinded in an accident partially caused by his father, who works for the mob and is a washed up prize fighter. Matt and his father make a vow to do good things with their lives, and this promise spurs Matt to become a lawyer and pursue justice as the Daredevil when he sees criminals go free.

He has a special vow to get The Kingpin brought to justice, for reasons I won't say here as I don't want to blow anything. The Kingpin has a serious henchman in Bullseye (Colin Farrell), who never misses his target. Matt also has a relationship with Elektra (Jennifer Garner, excellent as ever), who mistakenly thinks Daredevil is responsible for a tragedy in her life.

This film has an interesting directing technique in that we see things the way Matt sees them, in a blue cloud, at times. We also hear things the way he does, for certain scenes. With surround sound, it can be a little unnerving. I enjoyed this technique though and found it to be highly original. The film also had plenty of action, and a good story. I recommend it!

Affleck, Ben
Garner, Jennifer
Farrell, Colin
Duncan, Michael Clarke
Favreau, Jon
Terra, Scott
Pompeo, Ellen
Pantoliano, Joe
Orser, Leland
Loftin, Lennie

Emmanuel Lopez

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