JUSTICE IS BLIND. SO IS HE.
Every day, blind attorney Matt Murdock (Ben Affleck) fights crime in courtrooms and every night he puts on a leather outfit, calls himself Daredevil and fights crime with his fists. This Marvel superhero has a few things in common with Batman, another leathery hero with a scarred psyche; Daredevil is blind and the filmmakers portray his situation in a convincing way. This is a nicely produced, smooth and creative action movie; Affleck is nothing special as the depressed hero, but Jennifer Garner does a sexy turn as Elektra and no one can do Kingpin like Michael Clarke Duncan.
2003-U.S. 104 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Mark Steven Johnson. Comic Book: Stan Lee, Bill Everett. Cast: Ben Affleck (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Jennifer Garner (Elektra Natchios), Michael Clarke Duncan (Wilson Fisk), Colin Farrell, Joe Pantoliano, Jon Favreau. Cameos: Kevin Smith, Stan Lee.
Trivia: Vin Diesel was allegedly considered for Colin Farrell’s part, Matt Damon and Edward Norton for that of Daredevil. Followed by a spin-off, Elektra (2005).
Razzie: Worst Actor (Affleck).