Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Fate deals young orphan Matt Murdock a strange hand when he is doused with hazardous waste. The accident leaves Matt blind but also gives him a heightened "radar sense" that allows him to "see" far better than any man. Years later Murdock has grown into a man and becomes a respected criminal attorney. But after he's done his "day job" Matt takes on a secret identity as "The Man Without Fear," Daredevil, the masked avenger that patrols the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen and New York City to combat the injustice that he cannot tackle in the courtroom. Written by
The film pays homage to a number of "Daredevil" writers and artists:
Stan Lee: Daredevil co-creator makes his cameo as the man whom young Matt Murdock stops from crossing the street. Wrote Daredevil (1964-1969).
Kirby (Lab assistant played by Kevin Smith): Comic book artist Jack Kirby (assorted Daredevil covers in 1964-1968).
Father Everett: Shares his name with Bill Everett, Daredevil's co-creator (drew first issue of Daredevil in 1964, then assorted covers between 1966 and 1972).
Jose Quesada (the acquitted rapist) shares his last name with Joe Quesada, the editor in chief of Marvel Comics, as well as the one-time artist of Daredevil (1998-2000).
Colan (a boxer that won a bout that Jack Murdock fell asleep while watching), a reference to Gene Colan, another Daredevil artist (1966-1974).
John Romita (the boxer that Jack Murdock is supposed to dive against): Father and son artists Johnny Romita (John Sr.) (1966) and John Romita Jr. (1988-1990).
Kane (a thug): Named after Gil Kane, Daredevil cover artist between 1971 and 1978.
Miller, Mack and Bendis (three other boxers that Jack Murdock previously "won" matches against), a reference to Frank Miller, writer/artist (1979-1983), David Mack, one of the artists (1999-2001), and Brian Bendis, the current writer of Daredevil, as of the time of the film's release (1999-present).
and Kevin Smith wrote some Daredevil comics (see Daredevil Visionaries: Kevin Smith), and he plays the lab assistant Kirby.
When young Daredevil slides down the railing, wires are visible for a fraction of a second. See more »
[tries to remove Matt's shades]
Do you mind?
Uh, no, I just... sometimes it makes people uncomfortable, that's all.
Not me. But you should know that the only reason I got dressed up for this thing was that I wanted to look beautiful for you. I wish you could see me tonight.
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The opening credits are seen in a sequence of dark skyscrapers. There are lit windows in the skyscrapers, which turn into Braille letters which then become English letters spelling out the main cast - later on, the supporting cast and production crew are directly formed in English from the window. See more »
I'm not sure, why at all this movie has such negative reviews, i think it was much better than X-men 1, Hellboy, and Equally as good as Spider-man, the action scenes are awesome, Jennifer Garner is Off the Hook, she looks amazing the fiery Red head, i found Colin Farrel's Character a bit poor, but Ben Affleck plays the part really well, this movie might also make the toughest of people Fill Up, with 1 particular scene, i was surprised it happened, and disliked Farrel for a moment, But it was very Enjoyable, and i'd advise this movie for everybody to watch.
Also the Soundtrack is awesome. Possibly 1 of the best soundtracks to date.
8/10, one of the best Marvel Productions.
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