Daredevil, DVD starring Ben Affleck as Daredevil
Four out of five stars
Of all the main Marvel superheroes, Daredevil is one of those that I have traditionally liked least. While my opinion has been upgraded a bit on the positive side by this movie, the real star is Jennifer Garner as Elektra Natchios. She is a very well-trained athlete/fighter, capable of holding her own against Daredevil and even the deadly assassin called Bullseye.
Ben Affleck’s performance as Matt Murdock/Daredevil is average at best, completely overwhelmed by Garner and Colin Farrell as the powerful Bullseye. These two powerful foils that battle Daredevil and then each other are what make the movie as good as it is. Michael Clarke Duncan plays the powerful crime boss known as “Kingpin” and his performance is also in the average category.
It is a rare occasion when the supporting role alongside the main character merits a movie on her own, this movie is an existence proof that it can happen. Natchios is not a Robin to the Batman of Daredevil, she is an independent superb fighter that could handle any ordinary criminal(s) with relative ease. One important point is that the obvious vulnerability that Daredevil has is used by Bullseye in their battle.