Elektra (2005) - DVD Mar 25, 2012 17:16:14 GMT -5
Post by spykid on Mar 25, 2012 17:16:14 GMT -5
Daredevil the director's cut was a big improvement over the theatrical version. A lot was added, and a couple scenes were deleted making for a much better movie.
With Elektra the director's cut doesn't make much of a difference at all. There are only three minutes of addtional footage in the director's cut of Elektra.
Still, Elektra is better than some reviews have said.
The story picks up several years after the end of Daredevil and Elektra is working as an assassin for hire. She is viewed by many as an urban legend, but her abilities make her nearly unstoppable. But she isn't happy. She gets little sleep and has no life outside of violence. And there is plenty of violence in Elektra.
The story is good (Elektra decides to protect a man and his daughter after she was hired to kill them), but the script is only OK. What works in the movie are the characters and the violence. The action scenes are very good and the movie is exciting.
Some of the actors are good, too. Terence Stamp is good as Elektra's mentor and trainer, Stick, and Goran Visnjic is good as the man simply trying to protect his daughter. Kirsten Prout (later of Twilight: Eclipse fame) is also very good as the teenage girl who is the target of the assassin organized crime organization, The Hand. They want her for reasons that are not clear to Elektra until halfway through the movie.
While Elektra isn't a great movie, and it isn't as good as Daredevil, it is still good and worth watching if you like action movies.
60 out of 100