Sunday, June 28, 2015

Superhero Media: Daredevil (Netflix)

Freaking amazing. I love Daredevil comics, pretty much everything from Frank Miller's tenure as writer through to the recent End of Days epic, there exists a coherent story of a man trying to do the best he can to save his dying neighbourhood from poverty, crime and corruption. Like all comics, there are weak patches, but I feel that overall, it is an almost unparralled run of quality comics. I even enjoy the Ben Afflec movie because it was, until recently, the best live-action representation of the character I like so much. So, Netflix Daredevil, pretty damn awesome, get your 30 free trial on and binge it out over a weekend. Also D'Onofrio is a brilliantly sinister and physically imposing Kingpin with a great subtle fragility that humanises the character. 

Where the Fox Daredevil film was sleek and polished in the Hollywood tradition, despite the gritty and noir overtones of the source material, Netflix Daredevil is thoroughly contemporary look at Matt Murdock that shows a New York that it still to come to grips with a world populated by Norse Gods and Super Soldiers. Unlike Agents of SHIELD or Arrow, the cast of Daredevil don't look like off-duty underwear models, Elden Henson is a wonderfully ugly Foggy Nelson and even Charlie Cox (Matt) is scuffed up and bruised more often than not. 

If Daredevil is indicative of what's to come with the Netflix MCU tie-ins, I'm pretty excited. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Misty Knight, Iron Fist and the Punisher are all set to break into the MCU in a big way. I can't wait for SLJ Fury to send Frank on a mission to rescue a small Russian girl. Hell, in a year or two we're all set for Secret War as a film or TV mini-series. As Fury said "This is how you teach them."

1 comment:

  1. I loved the Netflix series and can't wait to see what they do next. They already signed up for season 2 for Daredevil and rumors that the Punisher will be in it as well.

    There is also another two series in the wings, AKA Jessica Jones, forget her super name, but she loses her powers and becomes a PI and she is married to Power Man, the series will have cameos including Power Man, Iron Fist and Daredevil. A second rumor was a X-Men style series, using Wolverine as the focal point, last I heard it could tie into a concept like New Mutants or similar.