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Daredevil (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 14 February 2003 (USA)
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A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.

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Storyline

Fate deals young orphan Matt Murdock a strange hand when he is doused with hazardous waste. The accident leaves Matt blind but also gives him a heightened "radar sense" that allows him to "see" far better than any man. Years later Murdock has grown into a man and becomes a respected criminal attorney. But after he's done his "day job" Matt takes on a secret identity as "The Man Without Fear," Daredevil, the masked avenger that patrols the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen and New York City to combat the injustice that he cannot tackle in the courtroom. Written by Anonymous

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When justice is blind, it knows no fear. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for action/violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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14 February 2003 (USA)  »

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Daredevil: A Daring New Vision  »

Box Office

Budget:

$78,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,953,136 (UK) (14 February 2003)

Gross:

$431,881 (USA) (18 March 2011)
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2.35 : 1
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Matthew Murdock and his alter ego Daredevil (sometimes represented as Dare Devil or DD, as he often signs his name in this film) are two examples of the alliterative names of which Stan Lee and his disciples were so fond. Others are Peter Parker, Bruce Banner, Reed Richards, Susan Storm, Scott Summers, Warren Worthington, Steven Strange, Pepper Potts, J. Jonah Jameson, Betty Brant, Curt Connors, Frederick Foswell, Man Mountain Michael Marko, Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, Dumdum Dugan, Doctor Doom, Maxwell Markham, Green Goblin, Grey Gargoyle, Otto Octavius, Black Bolt & Maximus the Mad, Metal Master, Michael Morbius, Molten Man, Mole Men, and Sinister Six. See more »

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Wires lifting up Elektra during the rooftop battle. See more »

Quotes

Kingpin: I don't understand.
Daredevil: I'm not the bad guy.
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Crazy Credits

For the first time, a sound effect of pages turning is added to the Marvel logo (aptly for a blind superhero who works through a radar sense). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Eye (2008) See more »

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The Man Without Fear
Written by Rob Zombie, C.J. Pierce, Stevie Benton and Mike Luce
Performed by Drowning Pool featuring Rob Zombie
Produced by Scott Humphrey
Drowning Pool performs courtesy of Wind-up Entertainment, Inc.
Rob Zombie performs courtesy of Geffen Records
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It's True About The 'Director's Cut'
15 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First off, this was a more complete version of the DVD which came out earlier. In this edition, about a half-hour of new material was added to the disc (and what was shown at the theaters.) All reviews I read said it elevated this film from "fair at best" to "good." I agree. It made the movie much, much better.

Yeah, it's more far-fetched than the other superhero movies because here, the hero is a blind guy who, because of his blindness, has extraordinary hearing powers along with the rest of the usual Batman/Spiderman-type athletic skills.

As in most of the Batman films, this is a dark film. I think it would have been better had it lightened up a bit with a few jokes and a more wholesome female lead. Jennifer Garner is another one of these latter-day skinny chicks who is made to be tough-looking, tough-talking and tough-fighting. In other words: ridiculous. However, I will say she comes across a little more likable on the extended version. One more negative: the fight scenes go on a tad too long and are outlandish.

On the positive side, this may be the best-sounding DVD I own, at least up to ones I had heard up until this came out in January of 2005. Since the hero (Ben Affleck) has super hearing, this is emphasized in this movie and so you, if you have a 5.1 surround system, hear sounds from all speakers at almost times. It's awesome!

Affleck, meanwhile, is likable as the superhero and I liked the message he gives at the end about shunning revenge. Wow, you don't hear that much in movies. Kudos, too, to villains' Colin Farrell and Michael Clarke Duncan. They are fun to watch, especially Farrell.

So, if this superhero film interests you, make sure you get the "Director's Cut" edition. It's far better than the original, and, I believe, the same price.


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