Daredevil (2003)

90 Ratings: 0.9
Action & Adventure and Art House & International movie directed by Mark Steven Johnson

Darker than its popular comic-book predecessorSpider-Man, the $80 million extravaganzaDaredevilwas packaged for maximum global appeal, its juvenile plot beginning when 12-year-old Matt Murdock is accidentally blinded shortly before his father is murdered. … see full wiki

Genre: Action, Adventure, Foreign
1 review about Daredevil (2003)

Suffers from a lack of identity.

  • Jul 7, 2003
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An awful lot of people spit blood. Even the hero wrenches a bloody loose tooth from his mouth after one bout of fisticuffs. Daredevil is an orthodontist's dream.

But for fans of the comic book, Daredevil is more of a nightmare. Conceived initially as an adult flick, the R rating was trimmed to PG-13 before hitting theaters -- but still, the movie that remains is darker and more brutal than I expected from the optimistic Marvel hero.

As is expected whenever Hollywood borrows a page from the comics, Daredevil is very different than his four-color counterpart. Filmmakers got the hypersenses right, but they also gave the hero the inexplicable agility, strength and acrobatic tendencies of last year's superhero blockbuster, Spider-Man. And, unlike the comic-book Daredevil, this one has fewer compunctions when it comes to killing bad guys. His moral code is shaky, his outlook cheerless. Director Mark Steven Johnson's take on Daredevil is meaner and moodier than Tim Burton's Batman.

by Tom Knapp, Rambles.NET editor

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