marvelâ€™s daredevil on netflix looks setto be the new superhero series to beat, giving arrow and the flash quite a run for theirvigilante money. forget 2003â€™s daredevil movie starring benaffleck, which mixed po-faced melodrama with cheesy cartoony elements.this new daredevil series is an entirely different beast and takes marvel into darker, grittierterritory than weâ€™ve seen before while still firmly locating the world of our new small-screensuperhero within the marvel cinematic universe. with 13 episodes of about 50 minutes eachto play with, daredevil takes an enjoyably slow-build approach to introducing us to mattmurdock, a brilliant blind lawyer by day and a violent masked vigilante by night.through a series of flashbacks cleverly integrated
into murdockâ€™s present-day story, we findout how he came to be a street-level hero with enhanced senses, a vigilante on a missionto save his city. the show has a feeling of realism thatâ€™sdue to many things: thereâ€™s the performances of the actors themselves, thereâ€™s the hellâ€™skitchen setting and new york filming locations, thereâ€™s how the fight scenes are staged,and thereâ€™s the way the writers gradually build up the layers of these characters andtheir stories. and then thereâ€™s the showâ€™s darkness,both in terms of its appearance and its attitude. even the seriesâ€™ opening credits look liketheyâ€™re dripping blood. murdock lives in the deliberately murky-lookingneighbourhood of hellâ€™s kitchen in a new
york city still dealing with the aftermathof the avengersâ€™ first assembly. thereâ€™s a feeling of film noir in the playfuluse of shadows in the show, and a distinct air of 1970s american movies like taxi driverin the its grounded grittiness. and that edginess extends to the script andits unflinching commitment not to shy away from the intense and, at times, brutal natureof murdockâ€™s story. from what iâ€™ve seen of the series so far,murdockâ€™s daredevil doesnâ€™t shrink from violence or meting out justice as he feelsfit. imagine the oliver queen we met in season1 of arrow on steroids! among those who deserve credit for daredevilâ€™squite daring tone are executive producer drew
goddard, who very much sets the mood withhis writing on the first two episodes, showrunner steven deknight, and the seriesâ€™ cinematographermatthew lloyd. as for the cast, charlie cox puts in a pitch-perfectperformance as both super-smart and super-charming lawyer matt murdock, and his kick-ass, power-punchingalter-ego daredevil, whose initial black costume fits well with the showâ€™s dark themes.elden henson brings a real likeability to foggy, whoâ€™s murdockâ€™s friend and partner-in-law,and he also adds a nice line in humour, throwing some light among the showâ€™s shadows.plus, thereâ€™s a lovely, natural chemistry between hensonâ€™s foggy and true blood stardeborah ann woll, who plays their first client, karen page.as nurse claire temple, rosario dawsonâ€™s
time on the show is certainly off to an interestingstart. and vincent dâ€™onofrioâ€™s turn as shadowybusinessman wilson fisk is nicely understated, with an ever-present hint of danger.while toby leonard moore hits all the right notes as fiskâ€™s right-hand man, wesley.and vondie curtis-hall is totally convincing as old-fashioned newspaper journalist ben,who wants to unearth stories that make a difference. and if itâ€™s action youâ€™re after, you certainlywonâ€™t be disappointed with daredevil. there are plenty of amazing fight scenes,which mix down-and-dirty brawling with martial arts influences to great effect.the showâ€™s stunt team, including stunt and fight co-ordinator philip j silvera, reallyhave done a superb job.
oh, and listen out for the sound during thosefights â€“ it’s bone-crunchingly intense! after watching the first five episodes ofdaredevil, i cannot wait to watch the rest! and iâ€™m now even more excited to see theother street-level hero series that marvelâ€™s got up its sleeve, including aka jessica jones,iron fist, and luke cage; all of whose main characters will team up with daredevil inthe defenders. lots to look forward to! so, to sum up: daredevil is a delectably darkdive into the world of marvelâ€™s popular street-level hero.combining an incredible cast and awesome stunts with a smart slow-burn script, the seriesshows that justice can be both blind and bloody.
daredevil gets 4.5 out of 5 flicks. when youâ€™ve seen daredevil, tell me whatyou think of the show. how excited are you for marvelâ€™s upcomingtv shows aka jessica jones, luke cage and iron fist?and whoâ€™s your favourite superhero on the big or small screen & why?let me know in the comments below! if you like this video, hit the thumbs-upbutton & subscribe for my weekly reviews and interviews!thanks for watching and see ya next time. yippee-ki-yay, superhero lovers!