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On the newest incarnation of the lesser known character to the mainstream public,
the fans & the critic response has been delightful thanks to the
introduction of more heores on tv, than ever.
Marvel’s Daredevil has swung over the fence this first season, that it’s
been renew for another due in 2016, later on this year will arrive A.K.A.
Jessica Jones and Luke Cage followed by Iron Fist next year, all these heroes eventually will be united on the mini series The Defenders.
If you think that Daredevil was about a masked blind man with enhanced
senses, you’re wrong, is about crime & legal stuff with a dash of graphic
Daredevil created in 1964 by the great minds of Stan Lee and Bill
Everett, the way that it has been trated in comics was a solid front runner of
his own issues, but not as Strong as Spidey or Wolverine, but the jump from the
pages of a comic to a script, came back in the 80′s on the T.V. Movie “The Trial of the
Incredible Hulk” with a less than memorable screen time, where they took the “Man
Without Fear” costume introduced by the recreation fo the Character thanks to
Frank Miller, and the flop of film in 2003 starred by Ben Affleck, that “wasn’t feeling the part quite right”.
Matt Murdock as a teenager saves an ederly Citizen from an accident with
chemicals that made him blind but enhanced his other senses, he recalls to “feel”
substances, changes in the climate, preassue in the air and a “fire like vision”.
Recently passed the bar exam, (according to Franklin “Foggy” Nelson, 9
hours) they officially open Nelson & Murdock, their law firm, just to
deliver justice on day while “the man in black” does it over nights.
The female cast is flawless with Deborah
Ann Woll as Karen Page, Rosario Dawson in Claire Temple and Ayelet Zurer as
Vanessa Marianna, they are the boneback of some of the most exiting the
romantic archs and violent ones, (You may want to thank Nextflix for the brutality).
Visually Daredevil is presented in a
noir-esque, raw and cold neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen swamped with crime and
dirty alleys, as a homage to the gangster genre; It has a rough start with
flashbacks to the origins of the heroe, to introduce as fast as the action-packed
Under the graphic novel canon, “the
man in the black suit” that Frank Miller gave us in the 80’s, brings not only
the costume but also sets the tone of the whole season pitching a dark approach
with an organic way that presents the problems of the “real conception of a complex
character such as this one”. It is not the first time a Brit steps into the
mantle of a superhero like Charlie Cox (you just have to make a little trip to memory lane with Christian Bale/Batman
in TDK trilogy of Nolan and the Man of Steel that Henry Cavill portrais in the
mind of Zack Synder and even mor recently the reprise of Kal El in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice) where he make us believe he’s a regular newyorker.
One of the key characters and our main antagonist, is Vincent D’Onofrio,
portraying in a new way the one and only Wilson Fisk (we saw D’Onofrio recently
in The Judge with Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall) his incarnation of Wilson
Fisk is a very natural and emotional one, telling us in glimpses his origins,
his first steps as a “employer” (he is refered to) in the group he’s part of trying
to increase his inffluence with some enforcements, way to different what we’ve
seen in the comics the myth, the legend, The Kingpin.
The rest of the cast, Vondie Curtis-Hall
in the journalist/friend role of Ben Urich, Bob Gunton is the accountant Leland
Owlsey and Tobey Leonard Moore is the personal assistant of Mr. Fisk, they
assemeble the main cast for the season of the attorney by day, vigilante by
night of Hell’s Kitchen finest.
I can recall and give two thumbs up (in
the way of Roger Egbert used to do it, R.I.P.) the management of Marvel’s Daredevil
involvement with the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) because it is set after the events takes place in The Avengers (2012), the disaster that NY suffered now is being capitalized
by the companies that Fisk and his group are involved, with some other
neighborhood issues, but don’t panic, Daredevil is here to bail you out and
kick some butts and crack some bones!
To sum up, the binge
watching season format, that Netflix successfully gives us, is brilliant! To
the point in which you’re dabating if you see the whole or in bits and pieces,
and the darker tone (Sorry Arrow you are no longer the baddest kid in the block)
giving it a new dynamic in the violence and the freedom that Marvel gives, and
we all have to thank to Nextfilx, keep up the good work. I ranked Marvel’s
Daredevil with 4 ½ out of 5 stars.