Episode 74.5 — Minisode 74.5
Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:33 PM
Posted 29 October 2013 - 04:41 AM
Ben: "I liked Sum of All Fears. Daredevil I didn't at all. Some movies should have worked and didn't."
The film is especially getting dumped on a lot now, as everyone from Christopher Nolan to Patton Oswalt are defending the choice to make Affleck the new Batman (essentially saying Daredevil was a fluke, and Affleck's Batman will be much, much better.) I'll believe that when I see it... on DVD. (I don't have the confidence to pay theater prices for the gamble).
Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:28 AM
Agreed to an extent. My comic friends and I had this conversation in regards to Daredevil. Daredevil works best on the small screen instead of the movie screen. It felt more like a couple of episodes of a DD tv show compiled together. The extended scenes do help form a litle more comprehensive story though.
Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:32 AM
I recently tried watching the Director's Cut for the first time, having not seen the theatrical cut in forever. It doesn't suddenly turn it into a good movie by any stretch. Let's remember that the director behind this Director's Cut still has this as the third result when Googling his name. He made the Michael Keaton Jack Frost movie, which probably deserves its own episode.
Posted 29 October 2013 - 11:33 AM
Edit: Also, glad to know Paul's in the Halloween spirit, telling us to "Take scare" and all!
Posted 29 October 2013 - 11:57 AM
Failed TV show mashed into a movie does really describe the feeling. I watched Daredevil with Rifftrax and mostly it was just boring; I can't recall anything really except the big swooping CG shots, which looked like a Playstation game.
We have to keep in mind this movie came out before our current age of comic book blockbusters. Batman Begins wasn't out until 2005, and every property was still basically unproven. 2006's Superman Returns was stuck in development hell forever, and even though it did well, it still took Marvel's outstanding box office performance for studios to get a Superman sequel together. It took movies like Daredevil to blaze the path for the big comic book movies we have today. If you had told me ten years ago that an Avengers movie would be the third highest grossing movie of all time and that it was also pretty fucking good, I would have laughed.
Hopefully a second Daredevil movie gets made at some point. He's a really interesting character with a lot of potential for interesting stories. I'm not really into comics, but wasn't there a story arc where the Kingpin basically completely ruined Matt Murdock's life and drives him insane, he loses his job and becomes homeless, etc etc?
Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:50 PM
The storyline you're refering to is called "Born Again." DD's ex-girlfriend Karen sells his secret identity to the Kingpin, and Fisk proceeds to make his life miserable, as you mentioned.
Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:57 PM
Cat & beard, not really all that excited about this. Same level of excitement for the new Batman movie.
paul didn't point out if he was watching the Director's Cut or Normal version. I've heard the directors cut is better.
Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:00 PM
Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:10 PM
That's the only way I've seen it and I still remember just about nothing from this movie
Posted 29 October 2013 - 04:27 PM
Joe Carnahan made a "sizzle reel" for a proposed Daredevil project that I assume won't come to fruition at this point, but really had the perfect aesthetic for a Daredevil movie based on a darker storyline like that. Worth a watch at least to see what could have been.