I am sure you have noticed, even if you don’t like superhero franchises, that the cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron is out there promoting the film everywhere in the world (and they are all being cute and hilarious). Anyone with a TV or Internet connection knows about this. But my question for you is this: do you think we have too many Marvel adaptations being thrown at us? Well, if your answer to that is ‘yes’, then, my friend, you are WRONG.
And now, in the midst of the Ultron madness that has been driving me crazy with anticipation for the past months (or probably since they started filming it), Marvel is offering a new gem: Daredevil.
And ABC production that can be watched at Netflix (yay! No need to wait between episodes!), Daredevil is the third live-action Marvel TV series we’ve had in the last couple of years, after the “I don’t know if it’s good at all because I haven’t watched it yet” Agents of SHIELD and the utterly superb and brilliant Agent Carter, both from ABC.
Daredevil is one of the darkest creations by Stan Lee, with more similarities when it comes to photography and atmosphere to The Dark Knight trilogy than to its Marvel siblings. It stars Charlie Cox (because of course the main actor is British) as Matt Murdock, an attorney who got blind in an accident as a kid and has developed all his other senses, becoming a vigilante who can hear a raindrop falling into a river 20 miles away. Elden Henson plays his best friend and partner Foggy, while True Blood’s Deborah Ann Woll plays their first client and later their secretary. And Rosario Dawson plays a nurse who may or may not be Elektra. I have no idea, I don’t know much about the Daredevil comics, so please, someone enlighten me about it.
Needless to say, it is much better than 2003’s Daredevil –not that it was a task hard to accomplish. I was quite young when the Daredevil film came out, but I do remember that I used to have a huge crush on Ben Affleck (giant poster on my bedroom wall included), and said crush vanished when I saw that movie.
There are so many good reasons to watch the 13 episodes of Daredevil I wouldn’t know where to begin with, but for now, I will only give you this one: it’s set in the universe of the Avengers movies, right after the events of the first film in New York, so expect lots of references to aliens coming down from the sky, iron suits, mighty hammers and righteous captains.
We should all be thankful for Stan Lee.