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Posted on 11/11/10 07:02 PM
Mm, Daredevil. When this first came out, I was fairly young (9) and wasn't too hot about it; suffice to say I disliked it. I wasn't familiar with the characters, wasn't impressed, and therefore cast it off as garbage. Years later, a little older and more familiar with comic books, I rewatched it with an open mind. Better, much.
First off, casting was great. Ben Affleck nailed Daredevil's inner turmoil and so did Jennifer Garner. Jon Favreau had his fair share with comic relief, and Michael Clark Duncan rocked it as Kingpin despite ethnical differences. The only complaint has to be Colin Farrel as Bullseye. I'm not saying it was all Farrel's fault, as Bulleye's writing and direction was clearly off. They portrayed crazy Bullseye and comedic Bullseye at the same time: odd, and a mistake. All of his scenes were silly but unenjoyable, almost a joke.
Soundtrack's spot-on, mostly. Cool dark, brooding score mixed with then-current rock tracks. There was at some parts a little weirdness concerning the soundtrack where the track conflicted with the scene/tone, but overall fine. "Bring Me to Life" was awesomely utilized during the Elektra/Daredevil suitup scene, which was done very well, I might add.
Something else that could have been improved was cablework. The (over the top) fight scenes could have at least been a bit ameliorated if more time had been spent on the cablework. A fight scene that was definitely and truly unneeded and cheesy was the scene between Elektra and Daredevil when they first meet and they playfully fight in a playground. I don't know about you, but if I saw some chick throwin' karate kicks at a blind dude on top of some see-saws I wouldn't be cheering them on, I'd be bewildered and a little afraid.
So, 6 out of 10. Not a hit or miss, just enjoyable.