So I scoped this out last night. I had just finished reading Frank Millers The Man Without Fear origin arc and I was in the mood for some Daredevil. I remember this movie is always placed in the realm of the worst comic book movies, and after this I have no idea why. Ok, I could nitpick little moments to death, like poor delivery here and there, Ben Afflecks dumb hair and Jennifer Garner literally doing NOTHING for me and not reminding me of Electra(there's a K in there somewhere...) at ALL, but it's a pretty serviceable enjoyable origin story.
Affleck looks GREAT in the costume in my opinion. His billy club/nun chucks/ zip wire thing is pretty neat, and that first action sequence in the bar KICKS ASS. Finally a super hero who does amazingly cool martial arts and looks cool doing it.
Micheal Clark Duncan is maybe the ONLY human being alive who can truly represent the size and menace of Wilson Fisk, and Colin Ferrell is HANDS DOWN the best part of this movie. His Bullseye is so absurdly over the top that I found myself laughing in glee every time he shows up on screen and flaps his coat around like Batmans cowl. When he stabbed Electra through the heart and then slowly started sucking on her lip while she died I was legit skeeved out.
"I missed... I NEVER MISS!"
"Ha! Bullseye *points to head* HA!"
From what I understand the entire subplot of the murdered girl is what accounts for 40 minutes of this version missing from the theatrical cut, which, yeah would kind of break the damn movie.
So, what do people feel about this thing around here? Am I complete asshole for digging this?