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The above link is for the "Elektra"
2-disc Director's Cut loaded with extras.
(2005): I must admit I wasn't real excited about seeing
this movie at first. It's a spin-off of "Daredevil" which I
thought was okay, but wasn't overly thrilled. However, I was
surprised by the quality of this film. You have to overlook the
fact that Jennifer Garner doesn't look like the Elektra you may be
familiar with from the comics. She's too skinny and doesn't look
Greek. Plus her costume isn't as risque as the comic
character. At least it's red this time. Usually in
superhero movies, the superwomen look just as sexy if not more so than
the drawings. This movie does a slight reverse in that
respect. Just pretend that the comic book version of Elektra
doesn't exist, and you'll be happy with the "Elektra" in this film.
We learn that Elektra, who died in "Daredevil," has
been brought back to life. She sharpens her martial arts skills
even further than they had been before. Unfortunately, she is a
little too angry and is exiled by her teacher. She becomes a
high-paid assassin with top-priority targets. Elektra grows
increasingly disenchanted with this business and vows to go legit after
one last hit. It turns out, however, that the man she is assigned
to terminate is someone she doesn't feel should be killed...at least
not without more information. Her hunch proves true and now she
must protect the man and his daughter from a host of deadly
assassins. Elektra is a bad girl turned good girl. After
the enemies are killed, Elektra is no longer in the assassin
business. We don't know where she is going or what she is going
to do. Perhaps we'll see her again?
This movie has a much more interesting cast of
characters than "Daredevil." The character concepts of the bad
guys are extremely clever and the highlights of the show. The old
saying, "Heroes are only as interesting as their villains." has never
held more truth! I also like Terence Stamp as Elektra's blind
sensai Stick. He's a cool, collected personality. And the
father and daughter whom Elektra protects from the villains are
intriguing characters as well. They seem ordinary at first, but
they have secrets to hide. What could they be? When you
find out, you'll really be amazed!
For about the first half-hour, this film starts out
with the same depressing mood that "Daredevil" had throughout the
entire picture. But after that, once it gets into the story, the
action and thrills come fast and furious. And this film is much
more optimistic than "Daredevil," which I like. By the end of the
film, there IS light at the end of the tunnel. This is
good. Maybe some of this will rub off on the next "Daredevil"