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Terence Stamp
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Terence Stamp Published in October 24, 2018, 1:17 am
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Elektra:Gamesbonusstar

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Rowena Hoseason
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Rowena Hoseason Reply to on 22 February 2018
A slightly different Marvel superhero movie from the mid-2000s.
Plenty of martial arts action, and Jennifer Garner is great as the slinky assassin with a troubled conscience. Just like Daredevil (watch that first to understand this properly), Elektra tries to be a bit arty and a bit other-worldly. It's not just guys-n-gals thumping each other (although there's a fair bit of thumping going on), but we also get to see Elektra using her intriguing gift to foretell / pre-live future events.
When it first came out, a lot of people didn't like the touchy-feely side of it, and felt it had lost the comic's brutal edge.
It feels much more in keeping with current superhero flicks - I enjoyed it every bit as much as Wonder Woman, tbh.
Plus, Terence Stamp makes a great sensei !
8/10
Amazon Customer
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Amazon Customer Reply to on 16 February 2018
very good dvd thank you
mr carle
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mr carle Reply to on 21 February 2018
Great movie
Jif The Squeezer
5#
Jif The Squeezer Reply to on 5 March 2018
So much potential, just fizzled out towards end.
martin a.
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martin a. Reply to on 30 July 2018
Enjoyable first elektra movie with jennifer garner
M J HALL
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M J HALL Reply to on 15 April 2018
Entertaining, quite enjoyable
Shaun baker rampaiger
8#
Shaun baker rampaiger Reply to on 26 August 2018
Very very pleased with this film
Uri saigh
9#
Uri saigh Reply to on 10 November 2014
Valued seller, valued item, thank you
Amazon Customer
10#
Amazon Customer Reply to on 17 October 2014
good
Legal Vampire
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Legal Vampire Reply to on 30 January 2013
Although this enjoyable and underrated film is meant as a sequel to Daredevil - Single Disc Edition [2003] [DVD] it stands up well on its own. It is not necessary to see the previous film to appreciate this one.

`Elektra' is a self-contained story, although it begins with the character disturbed by previous events and working as an assassin. The story of this film is of how she recovers her human warmth and morality, but with several action scenes at which Jennifer Garner playing Elektra excels, doing many of her own stunts.

It is also unnecessary to have read the original Marvel comic books, from which the character derives, to like this film. If you want background about those there is an informative DVD special feature with many pictures from the Daredevil and Elektra comics (showing Elektra in more brazenly revealing costumes than in the film) and interviews with several of the people who created them about what they were trying to achieve.

Superhero stories of course do not attempt strict realism and the characters' strange names and costumes make it all a little weird. Here the strangeness of all that is muted because Elektra spends most of the film `undercover' in an assumed normal identity. Only at the beginning and end does she dramatically reveal her striking flame red costume.

Jennifer Garner has become particularly known for action roles (see Alias: Complete Season 1 [DVD], of which the Seasons 1 & 2 are the best) but I hope she will not become typecast only for jumping about and kicking bad guys. She is a very good actress for other kinds of parts as well (see Juno [DVD] [2007]).

Ms Garner was the best thing in the original Daredevil film (in which her husband Ben Affleck starred). The scene in that original film in which Daredevil, a blind superhero who relies on enhanced senses other than sight finally `sees' a picture of Elektra's face, from the sound pattern made by rain drops falling on her, was especially striking.

Ben Affleck and the Daredevil character do not appear in this sequel, except a brief, unmemorable `deleted scene' as a DVD `extra'. I do not really miss them as, while the idea of a blind superhero is an interesting one, Jennifer Garner is frankly a livelier and more charismatic screen presence than her husband .

A small annoyance in this film is the `Stick' character, a master of martial arts played by Terence Stamp, who does little but say earnest and clichéd things like "You may study the Way for many years but still you do not understand the Way"

Kirsten Prout is good as the child Elektra ends up protecting.

Overall a good and under appreciated film, especially due to Jennifer Garner.
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