Blind superhero, angsts, takes a beating, but manages to kick some evil
Okay, so this isnít like the best movie ever. Nor even the best comic
action movie ever, but itís solid and fun. And okay, dark.
This isnít Spidy or X-men. There are a number of elements that donít
rest easy in the movie. Daredevil, the man without fear, well, he just
has nothing to loose. He isnít super strong or fast, heís just really determined
to somehow fight the stream, balance the blind scales of justice. The question
is what is justice? What is mercy? What is fair? If you fight the monsters,
you must take care not to become a monster.
There are some lovely layers and nuances to the story. Daredevilís senses
allow him to see without his eyes, but in turn the overwhelming stimulus
of the big city gives him blinding headaches. Thus, his pain medication
Anyway, Ben Afleck, not hard on the eyes. And I suppose from the other
angle, Jennifer Garner, hey the fanboys at the IMAX showing cheered. And
more than that, Affleck and Garner have sizzle. They court with fighting
like Fred and Ginger used to court with dance. Great choreography.
The visual effect to show Daredevilís blindness is gee whiz neat. The
villains are down right mean and icky. Bullseye is absolutely hilarious.
Want a good romp, check it out.