It would be an understatement to say that 2003 daredevil was hardly a high point for superhero cinema, with the brooding nocturnal tale enduring an existence that could generously be described as miserable.
The project was initially canceled by Sony after Mark Steven Johnson signed on to write and direct, but being picked up by 20th Century Fox proved to be a short-term bonus that led to a lifetime of woe. It’s never pretty when a longtime fan of the Ben Affleck character described his time as Matt Murdock as “a source of humiliation,” but at least he got a comic book closure a decade later after being cast as Batman.
Jennifer Garner’s Elektra was widely praised, however, only for its solo spin-off which earned some of the worst reviews for any Marvel-branded project ever, while it also bombed at the box office and set career back. of the star of several years. The Director’s Cut which adds 30 minutes of footage (including an entire Coolio subplot) was vastly superior, but it was far too little and far too late to daredevil at this stage.
Almost 20 years later, Affleck can barely contain his disdain for the project, but Prime Video subscribers have unanimously decided to add daredevil to their watchlists this week for some reason.
According to FlixPatrol, the never-ending hybrid of origin story and world-builder soared, subjecting nostalgic viewers to the nu-metal flashbacks that accompany a soundtrack featuring luminaries such as Saliva, Seether, Nickelback. , Drowning Pool and Evanescence .