After a near-death experience a government agent / superhero, Elektra (played by Jennifer Garner), retires to an island and, reluctantly at first, befriends her neighbours, a father and his teenage daughter. However, a criminal cartel is after her and they are using the best resources at their disposal...
Was interesting, initially. The whole "agent retires and then is forced back into service due to the bad dudes who won't let her retire in peace" isn't that new, but it was interesting enough.
The interest didn't last long. Pretty soon the movie resorted to lame, by-the-numbers, action scenes and supernatural villains, plus random turns of events that save the day.
Even the action scenes aren't done very well. In an effort to blind us with all that impossible martial arts stuff that gets kids to watch a movie, the director speeds up the action scenes too much, and makes them unfocused and confusing.
From its generic origin story to its unsatisfying ending, "Elektra" fails to distinguish itself from its far superior cousins, like "Spider-Man" and "X-Men". Jennifer Garner may be a good lead actress in other films, but she doesn't have what it takes to be a lead in an action flick. I'll give "Elektra" credit for being a female-led superhero film, but it is unfortunate that one of the first female-led superhero films made is so unenjoyable and a poor adaption of the character.
Possibly because I did not know what to expect. They have pretty good actors here, so it can't be that bad.
I have no words, but....cheesy.
(Solid star for cool fights and Garner, and half a star for scenery) Otherwise just... don't choose something else to watch