Why you should watch Daredevil Season 1
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- Ben Affleck and Co were hard done by in an interpretation of an iconic Marvel Staple. The problem? Tone.
Matthew Cox is given everything to succeed, an impeccable script, great costume design and the time which 📺 TV’ small screen allows to tell a coherent, thrilling story with a great action packed crescendo. The solution? Again the answer is tone.
This adaptation is faithful to the comics without becoming simply Ridiculous; it’s grounded in so much reality I’m daring to say it’s darker than The Dark Knight… Pun intended! 😂
Without giving away high points I’ll some say it’s bloody…and no it’s not Quentin Tarantino bloody. It’s well balanced and humorous too.
This iteration of Daredevil benefits from a series format allowing for much needed back story to fill us in on blanks, explain status quo, affording us the time to really root for hero and understand villain.
All this is achieved with some class too, offering up some comic book panel-to-screen moments, whilst consistently balancing art with choreographed action. It never descends into dance move territory or tilting the otherwise into unbelievable fist fights. It’s all about balance and it’s struck perfectly here.
I hate giving out 5 stars but Marvel are consistent entertainment and never sacrifice substance for spectacle;there’s enough here for the thinking viewer too.