All the Hollywood money, beautiful faces, and marketing in the world can't make Daredevil an enjoyable movie; unless you are willing to leave your intellect at the door. If you are one of those annoying people who check to see if anything is out of place from frame to frame, or count the number of bullets ejected by a gun and whine that the character never reloaded, then avoid this movie.
The main character Matt Murdock a.k.a. Daredevil (Ben Affleck), had a rough childhood in New York City. After being blinded by often misplaced and always pesky radioactive material, Matt finds that his other four senses have been heightened. This doesn't merely mean that he can hear and smell better, he also has sonar similar to that of a bat, can suddenly leap huge distances while tumbling like a trained acrobat, and seemingly feels very little pain as he takes a heck of a beating. The Daredevil persona is used to bring justice to evil doers. Matt meets the beautiful, martial arts trained Elektra (Jennifer Garner) one afternoon and falls head over heels. Kingpin (Michael Clarke-Duncan) is a big crime boss in New York who hires Bullseye (Colin Farrell) to off some people for him. Daredevil gets caught in the middle and heroics ensue.
Every role in this movie is filled by an exceptional actor, and the characters have the promise of being intriguing, unfortunately the screenplay underestimates the intelligence of the audience. No connection whatsoever is felt with any of the characters in a story that serves as merely a backdrop for action sequences that we've all seen before. The fun of going to a superhero movie is to believe that there may actually be mutants out there or a man who is enormously wealthy who chooses to dress as a bat. It is the job of the screenwriter and the director to deliver us a world that we can slip into with our imaginations, one that isn't chock full of glaring inconsistencies that are impossible to ignore making the possibility of fully enjoying a movie unattainable.
It's guaranteed that Ben will deliver the bucks, and we will almost surely see Daredevil 2. It will probably be rushed out for next year giving us another under thought, over budgetted, unimaginative cookie cutter movie. The best part of my ten dollar ticket price was to see the trailer for X-Men 2, which was more captivating in its two minute running time than Daredevil in its entirety.
The review of this Movie prepared by Christopher Bryan