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DAREDEVIL

October 22, 2006 Posted by admin

TITLE: DAREDEVIL

REVIEWER: SAM WATSON

DIRECTOR: MARK STEPHEN JOHNSON

STARRING: BEN AFFLECK, JENNIFER GARBER,
MICHEAL CLARKE DUNCAN, COLIN FARRELL

UK RELEASE: 14/02/03

p-dare2I finally got to check out Daredevil this weekend and it was well worth the wait! What I really liked about Marvel’s latest movie is that it’s a really dark comic book film that successfully manages to mix the classic Frank Miller era stories with Kevin Smith’s recent ‘Guardian Devil’ run. The movie kicks off with clever credits sequence (in Braille!) and then cuts to DD hanging from the cross of a church in N.Y., all battered and bleeding. Then it’s flashback time and we see his origin sequence, which is pretty faithful, and there’s even a Stan Lee cameo! Then we cut to the present day and you get to see great stuff like Matt Murdock in court with Foggy Nelson (Jon Favreau is hilarious), DD fighting thugs at night, Matt’s first meeting with Elektra, the introduction of The Kingpin and Bullseye and a bit of Daily Bugle reporter Ben Ulrich.

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There are so many good points about this film it’s hard to know where to start. I loved the fact that Matt sleeps in a water-filled tank at night to block out the sounds of the city, watching as he arrives home after a night on patrol and pulls out a broken tooth and takes painkillers, the SFX they use to show his radar sense, the fight sequences, a pissed-off Bullseye killing people with pencils, paper clips and even a peanut(!), the death of Elektra and even a great Kevin Smith cameo as pathologist Jack Kirby.

By the end of the film I’d laughed, gasped, cheered and really entertained. It’s a knockout superhero flick and I reckon it’s even better than Tim Burton’s Batman. Roll on Daredevil 2!

BULLETPROOF RATING: 9/10