Sunday, August 31, 2003

Review – Daredevil

So okay, I guess after Spider-Man they must just figure that any super-hero crammed into a couple of hours’ worth of movie will be just as good. Guess not. One of the problems here (and it cropped up in The Hulk as well) is that the “origin” sequence had to be done as back-story rather than flowing conveniently into the main plot. But that’s only where the trouble starts. The next problem is Ben Afleck as the hero. This guy seems to lose more charm with each successive project, and considering the short supply he started with and the number of movies he’s made, that’s just not good. Then there’s the Kingpin, an odious white criminal played in this movie by a black man. And don’t even get me started on Colin Ferrell. On top of all that, there’s the hackneyed plot and the ineffective special effects. Really it’s too bad. I kinda liked the old Daredevil comics. See if desperate