Superheroes Marvel's Daredevil (Netflix)

Azhria Lilu

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Charlie Cox (known for Broadwalk and Stardust) has been announced as the actor playing Daredevil in the upcoming Marvel/Netflix series. Will he do better than Ben Affleck did? What do you think?
 

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The first official pic of Charlie Cox in character as Matt Murdock from Daredevil has been released. No pics yet of the title costume.

For those not familiar with the comics, yes, the character is blind. He fights crime uses highly sensitive hearing which acts a bit like radar allowing him to 'see' around him.

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I always found it strange that DareDevil's costume was so well coordinated. (Since he went to an all red scheme) The guy can't see colours only shapes, so really his costume would be bits of red, gray, blue, black, yellow etc. I want to see DareDevil in a costume that makes people go blind from the lack of cohesion.
 

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First photos are available, the one above looks like a first phase costume design. I'm assuming through time we will see the more iconic red suit, I could be wrong but this one is based on an early version as seen in Frank Miller's The Man Wthout Fear book?
 

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I am looking forward to this as Daredevil was one of my favorite comic reads as a kid. The past few years I have also likened Vincent D’Onofrio's works so him playing Carlton Fisk will be interesting. Unless they will be using some type of CGI with D'Onofrio as Frisk I don't think he'll come anywhere close to the classic Fisk in the comics who was huge. He can play both serious & psycho so the role of an intimidating villain might suit him fine.
 

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The full trailer has been released.


Looks good to me. It feels like there's a grittier edge to this than the Marvel films or even Agents of SHIELD
 

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Looks good to me. It feels like there's a grittier edge to this than the Marvel films or even Agents of SHIELD
It does indeed. With it being on Netflix I suspect they can get away with a bit more since only paying subscribers will have access to it, a bit like shows on HBO or Cinemax.

The only thing that is bugging me is the grey/black face mask that is being used. With the knot tied behind the head and the trailing cloth, every time I see it I can't help but think of the Dread Pirate Roberts from The Princess Bride. :o_O:



But I'll be watching on April 10th. It's a Friday so I should be able to watch it that night.
 

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Guess I'll will try to watch this one too.
But does it not start to become a bit to many superhero series at the same time soon?

I'm afraid it won't be audience enough for all and some of will never get the chance they deserve.
(Probably the one I like the most will disappear first... ;))

/SK
 

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Guess I'll will try to watch this one too.
But does it not start to become a bit to many superhero series at the same time soon?
It does seem that way, doesn't it? With the success of The Avengers movies superhero shows are the current hot item. CBS is even trying to get back into with a new Supergirl series being worked on. I've been trying to watch most of them but I lost track of Arrow and now I have no idea what is going on in that show so I don't try to keep up anymore with it.

I'm afraid it won't be audience enough for all and some of will never get the chance they deserve.
(Probably the one I like the most will disappear first... ;))
At least you're not the curse of doom for shows. In the past few years, nearly every sci-fi TV show that I really liked and made a point of recording on the DVR got cancelled.
 

AlienView

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WOW! Heavy, serious, adult sci-fi. Solid acting, directing and script. An adult sci-fi superhero who is portrayed so as to be almost possible {A man who went blind at an early age and developed a strong sixth sense type ability that enabled him to in some ways see better than those who are not blind - they make it seem real; and is taught to fight by a master, also blind, in martial arts}. Exciting entertainment and even the drama, which I do not usually care for, is done well so as to maintain your interest. Netflix is streaming the whole first season
{13 episodes} and if you don't have Netflix it is worth signing up for at least a month so you can watch this.
But note, might be too heavy and serious for younger viewers - I might rate it PG13 {graphic violence}.
 

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Finished watching this last night, up to episode 7 is absolutely class, then there's a lull and a bit of a decline in quality - suddenly the cinematography takes a giant drop for instance - but still very good. Very moody and dark in places and not afraid to show violence.

The ending felt rushed though and was probably the weakest episode in my opinion.
 

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But note, might be too heavy and serious for younger viewers - I might rate it PG13 {graphic violence}.
Now you've got me curious.... is Netflix assigning ratings to their own productions? I haven't taken notice before if they do or don't but now that you mention it, I'm curious.

Finished watching this last night, up to episode 7 is absolutely class, then there's a lull and a bit of a decline in quality - suddenly the cinematography takes a giant drop for instance - but still very good. Very moody and dark in places and not afraid to show violence.
Possibly budget reasons. Unlike their own shows where customers voted which ones should be produced, the Marvel shows are being created & produced with all of the episodes being filmed before the first one is even shown to viewers. For that reason I'd suspect that 'just in case' ratings weren't that great that the budget was spent more on the early episodes so that they could be used for PR purposes.
 

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FROM IMDB:

"A week and a half after its premiere, Netflix has renewed “Daredevil” for a 13-episode second season. The action drama’s sophomore run will helmed by new showrunnersDouglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez , who will be stepping in for departing executive producer Steven S. DeKnight."

“Daredevil’s” success means Netflix’s planned launch of four different TV series based on Marvel characters is on track. Coming in the future are dramas that will focus on the adventures of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, all of whom will join Daredevil in an event series about the superhero team known as “The Defenders.”"
 

Kevin

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Wow! I ended up binge-watching this one over the course of a few days and it was much better than I was expecting it to be. One of them most surprising things was D’Onofrio's portrayal of Kingpin has you actually feeling sorry for the guy at times.

Visually the series does take turn, as @Gemma mentioned, where the episodes start looking more obvious that they were shot on a sound-stage instead of on-location but it really doesn't distract from the action. If you want to have some fun, try to count the number of times yellow lighting is used in a scene. ;)
 

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Season 2 will be available 12:01AM on March 18, 2016. :jiggy: The new season will see Frank Castle, aka: The Punisher, play a major role along with Elektra.

 

AlienView

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I'm glad you broght this up - Notce my glowing review of Season 1. - Loved it.

I'm now up to epesode 3 of season 2 - And for me at least it is not working. Why?

Season 1 had an sdult and believable {in the sci-fi universe} quality and maintained this quality throughout.

But in season 2, two things completely turned me off - especially in episode 3. The first half of episode 3 was loaded with drama {to me it was soap opera] and even though you may want some Human interest type drama to give a sci-fi series more realism, I can't stand soap opera {overly played dramatic interactions} and the second half of episode 3 {which some of you may like} was crazy wild action with Daredevil {I won't spoil it, you'll see when you watch it}

Even though I will probably eventually watch the rest, its getting to be, to may way of thinking something like Continuum where you could suspend your belief about time travel in the beginning {season 1] and then in later seasons time becomes a joke with time travelers coming from all over - They pushed the envelope too far and lost believability - Same seems to be happening with Daredevil - He is losing his believability.

But admitidely I'm an older life time sci fi fan and it takes more to convince me of plausibility than it might to convince the younger audience which of course is your prime audience to which science fiction is directed.

However I will tell you the acting, directing and production quality are still consistently good - So after you get through with season 1 watch season 2 - you may like it even more than season 1 ?
 
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