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Boba Rhett
02-14-2003, 04:23 AM
WARNING: SPOILERS BE AHEAD


DAREDEVIL


I had the opportunity to see DareDevil last night at an early screening. (I also got ticket Number 1! but I guess that's besides the point...)

This won't be as long as my TTT review but don't you worry, it'll have my adorable ramblings just the same. ;)

Here's a very short recap of DD's story.

The movie starts out with DareDevil wounded and climbing into a church where he then collapses. He narrates a little and then almost immediately we are taken into a flashback. That's where most of the movie takes place. We see how he was blinded when he was a child, why he does what he does and the whole story behind why he's injured in the church at the beginning of the movie. The flashback eventually catches up with the current time and the story continues.

I know that's really really vague but I don't want to say anything else about it. I want to get onto listing pros and cons.

First my Cons:

1. A few sentences made me giggle from the cornyness.

2. They didn't really flesh out Elektra's character as much as they should have.

3. King Pin just wasn't as strong as he should have been. :D

4. It takes a while for the music to grow on you.

5. You occasionally will go into what I'll call, "DareDevil Mode" during the movie and hear things supposedly how he does. It was cool but it was done so much it started to give me a slight headache.

6. His father's cauliflower ears made me nervous. :D

7. It's a tad short.

Now my Pros:

1. Very realistic. It's not all set in the clouds. Everyone comes off as if they real, very much human people. The atmosphere is great as well. Most of the injuries inflicted are pretty real as well. "Not much is way over the top stuff"

2. Many small details relating to how a person who is gifted yet burdened would compensate that you wouldn't think about. A few examples: He must take painkillers and sleep in a sensory deprivation tank. He'll tap his baton on things to he can see the echo and get a picture of the room. Even though he's got powers, he still has to use the same techniques that normal blind people must use to get around in everyday life.

3. DareDevil isn't even close to invincible. He gets the **** kicked out of him quite a few times and is injured after most fights. His back is even covered in scars.

4. Everyone did a good job representing his or her character. Even side characters like DD's friend Foggy Nelson were done well.

5. I was very worried about Bullseye being an extremely stupid character. I was pleased with him though and it's very neat seeing what type of objects he uses to fight with. Throwing stars, glass, pencils, playing cards, PAPER CLIPS, heck, even peanuts. He makes all of those objects lethal too. Pretty funny. :D

6. I like it when someone finds out who the hero is. I always have. The newspaper reporter knows who DD is but he chooses to keep it a secret so DD can continue fighting the good fight.

7. During the movie DD has a run in that has him pondering just what exactly a, "good guy" is. At the beginning he basically does whatever he wants, however he wants. He later learns that he can't do that and still be the, "good guy".

8. None of the main characters get killed in this. I like that because that means we get to see them all again. :D

9. In this movie you're not reminded that Ben Affleck is a schmuck. :D

10. KEVIN SMITH, baby, yeah! He's in there.


I guess that's all I have to say for now. I'll inevitably add more later. Please feel free to ask questions and post your reviews here. :rhett:

*stamps movie with his stamp of approval*

Woah, I almost forgot to mention this. Make sure to stay for the credits or you won't get to see what happens to Bullseye!

BigTeddyPaul
02-14-2003, 05:00 AM
Is Kevin Smith playing himself or one of his beloved Characters or what. COME ON. You can't just say Kevin Smith is in there and leave it at that.

BigTeddyPaul

Boba Rhett
02-14-2003, 05:04 AM
He's not playing himself or SB. I think the character he's playing is a forensic scientist.

Reborn Outcast
02-14-2003, 05:04 PM
I'm sorry but that movie looks sooo bad. Even though I havn't seen it, the previews kinda make it look like a piece of junk.

Katarn07
02-14-2003, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by Reborn Outcast
I'm sorry but that movie looks sooo bad. Even though I havn't seen it, the previews kinda make it look like a piece of junk.

I agree. I hate Marvel (mostly) comic heres anyhow (excluding Spidey).

It looks like nothing but explosions! What makes a super hero movie is Batman and Batman returns. Now that was dark; the other two are nothing like the comics and frankly (as cool as Val Kilmer was as Bruce Wayne) sucked. They are just like what the previews for Dare Devil look like.

Reborn Outcast
02-14-2003, 05:14 PM
Agreed, the only good (and probably ever) Marvel comic movie that came out was Spiderman. (Only 1 post until 1000!!! :D )

Boba Rhett
02-14-2003, 05:35 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how people who haven't seen a movie can still critique it. :p There's not really any explosions in it and movies don't get much darker than DD.

Katarn07
02-14-2003, 05:57 PM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
It never ceases to amaze me how people who haven't seen a movie can still critique it. :p There's not really any explosions in it and movies don't get much darker than DD.

Not saying it sucks. the comic does, and the previews show nothing but explosians, so it scares me away. I saw only 1 explosian in the Spider Man preview (I only saw that once, there are only a few...)

obi
02-14-2003, 06:22 PM
I'm going to see it tonight. (I go alone to movie theaters. I never have a date. but that's beside the point...)

Anyway, I thought it would be a nice valentines day treat to myself to see a blind guy beat the crap out of John Coffey :D :D

(Green Mile joke)

Katarn07
02-14-2003, 06:30 PM
Originally posted by obi-wan13
Anyway, I thought it would be a nice valentines day treat to myself to see a blind guy beat the crap out of John Coffey :D :D
)

Or a silver back gorilla.

(Planet of the Apes joke)

BigTeddyPaul
02-14-2003, 06:43 PM
Originally posted by obi-wan13
I'm going to see it tonight. (I go alone to movie theaters. I never have a date. but that's beside the point...)



I will be your date tonight if no one else will Obi. WARNING: When I am scared I cling.

































This is a joke for all you literal take it at face value freaks out there.

BigTeddyPaul

Acrylic
02-14-2003, 07:00 PM
the only thing that doesnt make me wanna see the movie is ben's DD costume. it looks so stupid.

Katarn07
02-14-2003, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by AcrylicGuitar
the only thing that doesnt make me wanna see the movie is ben's DD costume. it looks so stupid.

Looks like the comic's.

I read an issue of that, non movie issue, and it was kinda dumb. Batman and Spider Man are soooooo much cooler IMHO.

El Sitherino
02-14-2003, 10:35 PM
Originally posted by Katarn07
I agree. I hate Marvel (mostly) comic heres anyhow (excluding Spidey).

It looks like nothing but explosions! What makes a super hero movie is Batman and Batman returns. Now that was dark; the other two are nothing like the comics and frankly (as cool as Val Kilmer was as Bruce Wayne) sucked. They are just like what the previews for Dare Devil look like. did you like blade cuz thats a marvel comic.

DD the movie was a disappointment to me. i expected better. the leather suit looked weird also.

Katarn07
02-14-2003, 11:44 PM
Never saw Blade. I heard it sucked; others say it was awesome. I dunno. I guess I'd have to judge it. I liked Spawn for a while, but frankly, what was Todd McFarlen thinking when he made the movie (I hear there is a second one coming up... Oh boy :rolleyes: )

Lime-Light
02-15-2003, 12:17 AM
Originally posted by Chase Windu
At imdb.com Kevin Smiths' characters' name is listed as Jack Kirby (Lab Assistant).

Ok....its real disturbing to me that knowone noticed that is a tribute to someone.

mace_sundancer
02-15-2003, 01:10 PM
daredevil is awesome


*beats everyone who disagrees with a billyclub*

i knew kkirby was a tribute. did you know the name of matt's dad's opponent is also a tribute? john romita is a marvel artist and so is his son john romita jr.

did you see stan lee as the guy reading the paper that the kid matt stops from walking under a bus?

ET Warrior
02-15-2003, 03:39 PM
I......LOVED.....THAT....MOVIE.. Among the best of movies i've ever seen, I personally liked it better than spiderman. It was AWESOME. GREAT fight scenes, GREAT acting, it was amazing.

8. None of the main characters get killed in this. I like that because that means we get to see them all again.

So......um.........was Electra not a main character? Or do you think that the braile neckchain at the end was a sign that she lived?

mace_sundancer
02-15-2003, 04:57 PM
well i did..and i've heard they're talking of an elektra spin-off franchise...

Boba Rhett
02-15-2003, 06:48 PM
Originally posted by ET Warrior

Or do you think that the braile neckchain at the end was a sign that she lived?

*clears throat*

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhh. :D

ET Warrior
02-15-2003, 08:52 PM
She could have left him the braile charm right after she left him at the funeral, knowing he'd find it. Although I do really hope that she is alive....

Boba Rhett
02-15-2003, 09:22 PM
But she wanted nothing to do with him after the funeral and she was busy planning/training for her revenge as well.

obi
02-15-2003, 10:42 PM
Typing in Spoilers makes my eyes hurt.:)


I liked the movie. Although some parts were lacking a bit on the non-corny side. The acting was better then I thought it was going to be, and Ben played his part well.

Bravo. ;)

Katarn07
02-15-2003, 10:53 PM
lol

Rhett, you warn of spoilers below, write spoilers without tags, and now every one is saying stuff in the whiteboxes. I remember what my first words in a spoiler box were!

The Cow Jumped Over the Moon

ET Warrior
02-15-2003, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
But she wanted nothing to do with him after the funeral and she was busy planning/training for her revenge as well.


A good point.....well, there will always be hope, and it was left open for a sequel no doubt......:D

DeTRiTiC-iQ
02-16-2003, 03:44 PM
I liked it, I don't go into movies to criticise them, I go to get as much enjoyment as possible, hence Daredevil delivered really well. :)

I generally prefer Marvel superheroes to DC, they're more fun and lets face it, Wolverine rocks.

ET Warrior
02-17-2003, 02:49 AM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
2. Many small details relating to how a person who is gifted yet burdened would compensate that you wouldn't think about. A few examples: He must take painkillers and sleep in a sensory deprivation tank. He'll tap his baton on things to he can see the echo and get a picture of the room. Even though he's got powers, he still has to use the same techniques that normal blind people must use to get around in everyday life.


I saw it again tonight, and that is one of the parts that's just really really cool. I liked the part where he folded his 10's and 5's different ways so that he'd know what kind of bill he was using when paying for stuff. VERY cool.

[KOC]Qui-Zan
02-17-2003, 02:48 PM
Is spidey in it?

him and dd are supposed to be good friends in the marvel universe

ET Warrior
02-17-2003, 03:34 PM
No, no spidey.......although i personally think it would be REALLY cool if, after all the marvel comics that are being turned into movies have finished, and all their sequels are done, I would LOVE to see them make a movie or two or three which brings all the superheroes together.

mace_sundancer
02-17-2003, 03:37 PM
don't hold your breath, universal own hulk, fox own F4, x-men and daredevil and columbia own spidey and new line owns blade. so only the fantastic 4, spidey and x-men could theorectically team up.

Katarn07
02-17-2003, 03:39 PM
Originally posted by DeTRiTiC-iQ
Wolverine rocks.


My new thing on Sundays, after Church when I have to go to the Jewel, I go to Osco and read comics (Batman is AWESOME!!! Holy Crap, this comic is great... Never have I read such a cool story line!) and must admit Wolverine from the comic of the same name, was cool. Him and Spidy. All they other Marvel ones they had were terrible though.