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Daredevil (Two-Disc Widescreen Edition) (2003)

Action & Adventure and Art House & International movie directed by Mark Steven Johnson

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The Daredevil delviers blind justice ....

  • Dec 30, 2009
This film for me  was not a favorite of mine until I hit about the age of  fifteen. Seeing as  before that I could never grasp the idea of a blind guy kicking  some serious criminal  butt. But now that I'm much older and have  read up on daredevil(the comics and anything else I can find on him.)  He is  a favorite  of mine as well as the movie.

Daredevil  is dark,  gloomy, smart , intense and  emotional  it's a great well made film that has been overlooked  greatly for it morbid story and it's lack of conviction  and depth. But I'd have to say that it had great depth and  great conviction  and was a high class  comic book adaption. This film was  good to me for three reasons: 1.( It told it's story straight out and didn't side step it with  meaningless inter plot turns. 2.) It's story is well  thought out and played out on the screen  and it's depth of emotion  is very  powerful and convincing almost to the point you want to cry.almost. 3.) Mark Steven Johnson's near-perfect script is  not without witty dialog and  dark , moving  sincerity. But  all in all  this film is not as bad as it is lead  to be and  it is a great  entry in the Marvel comic book series.

Ben  Affleck(Who finally makes a movie I can like.) plays Matt Murdock AKA  Daredevil,Affleck plays daredevil with a  dark and gloomy   sense of style  that echos the most  down and out   moment of  Matt Murdock form the comics. Jennifer Garner(who this film could have done without.)  Was a massive let down in this film she really brought  down the high production values of this film  and mired it  with her poor performance(I mean come on! she wasn't even  eye candy in this film.) Michael Clarke Duncan(Who  again they could have had  someone else do this part.)  Does alright as the  Kingpin,  hes' not really  convincing  as the villain and  not as  threatening as he could have been(the cartoon version was more threatening.)  But none the less  he does alright. But none the less the cast doe pretty good with there assigned parts  and  brings this film up to  comic book greatness.

Daredevil is a personally favorite of mine. I don't know I guess I like  underrated film and movies that people personally don't like. But in my opinion  this was a great film that  if your forgiving  it will deliver a great movie experience. Daredevil delivers.
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October 21, 2010
I actually really liked Affleck in this, also cool to see Kevin Smith in this.
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review by . May 26, 2012
Justice is not this blind: Darevil as a drug-addicted killer
         The comic book Daredevil once saved a man from being hit by an oncoming truck. The movie Daredevil leaves a man to die under an oncoming subway train, making innocent victims out of both the dead man and the subway car driver who must live with the traumatic memory of having crushed someone to death.      Simply, the would-be hero of Daredevil (2003) is no one to root for.         PLOT SYNOPSIS:   …
review by . June 15, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Superhero movies have become one of the highest-grossing genres in the moviemaking business and for good reason. They provide fantastic escapism and bring the fantasies from the pages of comics to life. One such film was the 2003 adaptation of Marvel Comic's character Daredevil.    Now, I'm sure I'll take some heat for this from fans of the comic, but I've never really enjoyed the Daredevil comics all that much; a red-horned wearing Stan Lee/Marvel rebuttal to DC's Batman. This …
Quick Tip by . August 05, 2010
Above average adaption of the moody Marvel hero. Moves faster then most other Marvel films and gets some things done nicely.
review by . April 29, 2009
This well-cast movie packs a lot of story into one film.  I remember growing up that Daredevil was always different than other comics after all what other hero was sightless?  Also, the artwork of Gene Colon was much more like the artwork of the Dark Knight versions of Batman that come out in the mid-80's.  The movie had the same feel.  It was a heck of a lot better than the Val Kilmer/George Clooney Batman films but nowhere near the Spiderman movie.   As in the comic, Matt …
review by . October 18, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
I really didn't think I was going to like DAREDEVIL all that much. I'm not a fan of Ben Affleck and when I heard he had been cast as the vengeful Matthew Murdock, I thought "Well, the movie is doomed." Fortunately, this is one time where Affleck rises to his potential and adds to a film's value instead of decreasing it.      Matt Murdock (Affleck) is a powerful lawyer who has given up all opportunities to make a fortune in corporate law and instead has returned …
review by . January 01, 2005
Wooow! Dark, tough, violent. But also so much more funny than the theatrical version. By adding the additional minutes and scenes (even a complete small story on the side) this movie finally gets the pace it needs. Slow at times, to let you suck in the characters, then all of a sudden the pace takes off, taking you with it through the dark and rainy skies over Hell's Kitchen and into the depth's of Daredevil's soul. Terrific!!!
review by . February 05, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
This well-cast movie packs a lot of story into one film. I remember growing up that Daredevil was always different than other comics after all what other hero was sightless? Also, the artwork of Gene Colon was much more like the artwork of the Dark Knight versions of Batman that come out in the mid-80's. The movie had the same feel. It was a heck of a lot better than the Val Kilmer/George Clooney Batman films but nowhere near the Spiderman movie.As in the comic, Matt Murdock grew up in Hell's Kitchen …
review by . August 05, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
"Daredevil" has always been one of my favorite Marvel characters. It truly was a surprise to me when I first learned that a film was actually going to be made about him. He teamed up with Lou Ferrigno's "Hulk" when that TV series was used to crank out a few TV movies, but that particular flick was wretched. It did no justice to the "Daredevil" character.  This "Daredevil," however, stays fairly true to the comic book, although I felt the story dragged somewhat. The worst part of the movie …
review by . July 07, 2003
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 …
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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. Later an adult attorney in New York's Hell's Kitchen, Murdock (Ben Affleck) uses his remaining, superenhanced senses to battle crime as Daredevil, the masked and vengeful "man without fear," pitted against dominant criminal Kingpin (Michael Clarke Duncan) and the psychotic Bullseye (Colin Farrell), who can turn almost anything into a deadly projectile. Daredevil is well matched with the dynamic Elektra (Jennifer Garner), but their teaming is as shallow as the movie itself, which is peppered with Marvel trivia and cameo appearances (creator Stan Lee,Clerksdirector andDaredevildevotee Kevin Smith) and enough computer-assisted stuntwork to give Spidey a run for his money. This is Hollywood product at its most lavishly vacuous; die-hard fans will argue its merits while its red-leathered hero swoops and zooms toward a sequel.--Jeff Shannon
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Foreign
Screen Writer: Mark Steven Johnson
DVD Release Date: July 29, 2003
Runtime: 103 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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