Full Movie Reviews
Lee - wrote on 01/04/2014
Although originally panned by the critics upon it's initial theatrical release director Mark Steven Johnson brings us his version of the tale of the blind lawyer turned superhero in 03's Daredevil. Wasn't a huge fan of the acting done here however I have it tagged as movies that are cool to watch on a crappy weather day so to speak.
I simply loved Colin Farrell (One of the more cooler actors on the planet) as chief Daredevil antagonist Bullseye especially the one scene where Bullseye is sitting at Kingpin's desk where when Kingpin returns to his office and asks him how he got past his security...Bullseye exclaims "What do you mean? That guy?" He points to the floor where the body of a security guard now lays with 3-4 pencils sticking out of his throat. Kingpin asks " Was that …
Yojimbo - wrote on 05/26/2012
After the success of Spiderman and X-Men, a rash of marvel adaptations was inevitable. Here Ben Affleck dons the leather catsuit to deal out vengeance ninja style as blind vigilante, Daredevil. All the ingredients are here; the flashy fight sequences, thumping soundtrack and origin backstory, and it all feels very familiar. It's overly florid direction and annoyingly conspicuous pop music soundtrack makes it seem more like MTV than a film in places and the attempts at humour do not really work, but the main problem is with the characters. They are uniformly bland and stereotypical, particularly Ben Affleck who displays his usual lack of presence and charisma. Having said that, it's far from dreadful; the action is efficient and the visualisation of Daredevil's sonar "vision" is quite …
Ichabod Crane - wrote on 03/04/2009
Terrible film about a great comic when written by Frank Miller. And this movie is trying to emulate Frank Miller's comics but it fails completely. The scene that emulates the comic is very poorly done and forced. The action is either over done or oddly done like the fight in the park that is just stupid. Ben Affleck brings nothing to Daredevil who could be interesting but is not in this movie, which adds him killing although he suddenly stops in the end for no real reason. Elektra in the movie is the worse offensive since she is so complicated in the comic but incredibly simplified in this. Bullseye is okay but too over the top and not really scary like he could be. Kingpin is finely played but the story makes not sense, especially how daredevil beating him up makes it so he is taken …
CJP - wrote on 09/29/2008
Action: 1.5/3 + Comedy: 0.5/2 + Good vs Evil: 1/1 + Love/Sex: 1/1 + Special Effects: 0/1 + Plot: 1/1 + Music: 0.5/1 = 5.5/10 or 55%.
There is good within this introduction to the man without fear. Namely, the audio-visual style in which we see how the Daredevil's heightened senses allow him to "see" other objects. At other points the chemistry between the Daredvil and Elektra when they are out of costume is commendable.
Aside from this the film falls apart. The poor CGI effects detract from everything, including the fun Farrell has as Bullseye, and make scenes cringe worthy (for example the brawl match between Daredevil and Bullseye on a church organ). Everything else becomes rushed. Daredevil is all of a sudden disturbed by people perceiving him as a bad guy, even though he's …
The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/01/2008
Based on the comic book of the same title, Ben Affleck plays "Matt Murdock", a blind lawyer from the Hell's Kitchen section of New York City. He also plays the vigilante, "Daredevil", who is also known as "The Man Without Fear".
First of all, unlike "Batman" and "Superman," it would be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the main characters: "Daredevil", "Elektra" (Jennifer Garner), "Kingpin" (Michael Clarke Duncan) and "Bullseye" (Colin Farrell). If you don't, then you will not like this movie. People who are regular comic book readers will know the characters more than the general public.
There are many subplots in this movie, one of which is a tabloid reporter (Joe Pantoliano) investigating "Daredevil" and his true identity. The two main plots are the relationship between …