Director - Rob Bowman
Year - (2005)


In the long line of recent comic book movies, Elektra falls somewhere in the middle ground. While not terribly bad, Elektra is not terribly great. On the side of being faithful to its sourcematerial, Elektra does it's job well, telling the story of a reincarnated warrior, brought back as an assassin for hire with little or no qualms about the job she does. Elektra is a cold hearted killer, and the film establishes that nicely within the first five minutes. However, after that, it gets a little boring. While the action is nice, and Jennifer Garner fills the role nicely(pun intended), there isn't much in the way of making this a worthwhile movie.

Jennifer Garners Elektra is much more fleshed out in this movie, as we are taken through her dark side as an assassin. Plus, she gets some neat powers along the way, including a bit of precognition and ultra fast moves. However, the problem of pacing gets bogged down more often than once, and while Elektra is nice to look at, theres only so much scowling a girl can do. Here's the breakdown. First and foremost, there is no mention of Daredevil, Bulls-Eye or the events following Elektra's death. That in itself is a bit of a pain, since not only is Elektra's origin vital to Daredevil's, Elektra only has so much of her own story to carry the film. Elektra's assassination gig comes to a climax, when she's assigned to kill a father-daughter duo, played by Goran Visnjic and Kirsten Prout. Visnjic plays the father very ho-hum, and unfortunately the chemistry doesn't nearly compare to the onscreen chemistry that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner had. Meanwhile, Kirsten Prout is a great introduction, however, her character of Abby is a bit confusing, since we don't know whether she's the strong and secured Elektra-in-training, or the helpless young girl in need of rescuing. Either way though, she can act.

Meanwhile, the villains are all flash and no substance. Whether it's Stone, the rock solid henchman, or Tattoo, name self-explanatory, the villains all have a particular unique power, cool to watch, but add no real danger to the story. Except Typhoid Mary, played by Natassia Malthe. There is a pretty neat Lesbianic kiss worth mentioning between the female hero and villain. However, the shining beacon of coolness comes in the form of Stick, the blind sage played by Terrance Stamp. In the comic books and the film, Stick was the teacher and trainer of both Daredevil and Elektra. In the film, he is played with Yoda-coolness despite being blind and it is he who helps Elektra back on her path to goodness.

Not much else can be said about the flick, since its not one that youd have to rush out to see in theaters right away. However, there are a few moments of coolness and laughs to entertain during a Friday night rental. On a side note, check out the Directors Cut of Daredevil which is just a much better movie. After watching that, it immediately moved up the line of Superhero Movies.

Reviewed By - Evil Ash



Rating ( 2 and half )

 
 

 

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