I’ve gotta stop starting reviews with “I’ve gotta admit …” lol … but I’ve gotta admit I didn’t know much about this comic book (I know even less about the forthcoming Iron Man, that should be fun …) and I was pleasantly surprised by where the story went here, regarding Elektra thinking Daredevil killed her father, etc. That said, the whole thing is smoothed over (well … resolved, cut short, however you wanna put it the conflict doesn’t last is what I’m saying lol) a little too quick for my liking – the idea of the alter-ego’s love interest being the superhero’s enemy is fascinating – of course it’s done even better in Batman Returns with Catwoman, but even then I think there’s room for expansion (btw, like I said I’m really not big on comicbooks – if I’ve just detailed an archetype that’s found in hundreds of the things then forgive me lol).
Anyway … it’s dumb but it’s slick, the cast (outside of Garner and Affleck, at least) is impressive (you’ve gotta love the Kevin Smith cameo), and best of all it’s short. The visual effects are particularly stunning, I think there are some digital actors in here that are way more convincing than those in the same year’s Matrix sequels, and I love the rain/seeing thing. It’s just about enough to forgive the corny repetition of “Stay with me …” and the even cornier use of Evanescence on the soundtrack, lol. The ending really took me by pleasant surprise too.