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2000s, Action, Superheroes

Daredevil (2003)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story A Marvel comic character
Writers/Script Mark Steven Johnson
Additional Info There is so much information on IMDb Trivia that I tired of it with hundreds of items to go. But this is where Ben Afleck and Jennifer Garner met.
Director Mark Steven Johnson
Starring Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jon Favreau, Ellen Pompeo, Joe Pantoliano
Elevator Pitch A man with enhanced senses, apart from sight which he has lost as a boy, trains himself to be a superhero by night while being a probono lawyer by day. He takes on the local crime lord who has employed a man who can kill with anything he can throw, and is sometime for and sometimes against a young woman whose father has been assassinated.
Content Daredevil swings about in the night on the buildings of Hell’s Kitchen. He kills people with his modified cane, and in the day goes to court in defense of those he thinks are innocent. There is hand to hand combat and body to body contact with Elektra. But no nudity, drinking or drugs.
A View Apparently this movie followed the comic book plots pretty closely, but I never got onto the same page. I could not accept that the character’s special powers did what the film seemed to claim. It was not really liked by the critics and the subsequent failure of “Elektra” which actually I quite liked caused a sequel to be shelved. I think you’ve got to be a serious comic book fan to enjoy it.

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