movie is great because it brings in two other popular Marvel Comics'
characters: the superhero Daredevil and his arch-nemesis
Kingpin. Rex Smith played the blind superhero Daredevil who by
day was attorney Matt Murdock. I like Rex Smith, and think he
made a much better Daredevil than Ben Affleck. He had the
attitude that you expect of someone named Daredevil and matches the
personality of his comic book counterpart. The major difference
is that Daredevil's costume is black in this show, instead of the
classic red. I suppose it is more realistic that his costume
would be black so he wouldn't be seen. Some people, I've heard,
make a much bigger deal out of this detail than they should. The
Kingpin is played by John-Rhys Davies. He does a good job as well
and has the same serious, no-nonsense demeanor as the previously
established comic book character. He doesn't look like the comic
book character, but that isn't a real big deal either. This
Kingpin is still husky, but he's not so massive as the comics
version. He also has hair and a beard: the Kingpin is bald
and clean-shaven in the comics! The sunglasses he wears is a
nice, menacing touch.
I like the
fact that the Hulk was meeting up with other superheroes. It
makes for more interesting adventures. By the end of this show,
we're led to believe that Hulk and Daredevil will meet again
someday. Of course it never happened in the TV movies.
Maybe it would have had Bill Bixby lived and the series of TV movies
continued. Overall, this is an intriguing superhero adventure
packed with plenty of action, especially from Daredevil.