Friday, December 5, 2014

Shorts: Elektra (2005)

Elekrta is sequel/spin-off to Daredevil (2003). Marvel tried to make Daredevil what superhero movies were supposed to be at the time. With Elektra they tried to make a movie which was more faithful to source material. And it worked.

Jennifer Garner returns as Elektra. In Daredevil she didn't feel like Elektra. Here she feels more like that, but I still think she wasn't best choice for the role. Her face look too nice and clean. She feels like too nice girl to be assassin, who kill unnecessary many people during hits. She is better in this movie than in Daredevil. Here she is assassin, when in Daredevil she was daddy's girl who knew martial arts.

Elektra get strange assignment. She has to go to island and wait for orders. When she gets her orders, she learns she can't kill targets because she knows them too well. She knows others will come to kill them and start to protect the targets. This puts her against another assassin clan.

I remember not liking the magical powers of villains when I saw this first time. Now when I have seen talking raccoon and walking tree on screen villains powers felt more suitable for this kind of movie. Movie is not great. It is entertaining while it lasts but you forget it quite quickly. It is average but good looking assassin movie with ninjas and magical power.

Marvel have thing for female assassins. Avengers' Black Widow, Guardians of the Galaxy's Gamora and Elektra are all assassins. And I can't think of any other female superhero Marvel has brought to screen at the moment.

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