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Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.

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In the ultimate battle between good and evil stands a warrior who makes the choice that tips the balance. A strong, mysterious and a deadly sexy action heroine - a lethal synthesis of grace and power. Not long after recovering from seemingly mortal wounds, Elektra has severed all ties with the world, living only for her next assignment. But in an unexpected turn of events, she is forced to make a decision that can take her life in a new direction - or destroy her. Key players in Elektra's journey are Stick, a blind martial arts master responsible for Elektra's "resurrection," and Mark Miller and Abby Miller, a father and daughter on the run from The Hand, a powerful syndicate whose members practice the dark martial art of ninjitsu. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG-13 for action violence | See all certifications »

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14 January 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ilektra  »

Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$582,919 (France) (18 March 2005)

Gross:

$24,407,944 (USA) (25 March 2005)
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Trivia

The first scene with Bauer and DeMarco was nearly completely taken from Elektra #23 (Vol. 2), written by Robert Rodi. See more »

Goofs

When Elektra, Mark Miller and Abby arrive at McCabes ranch house and go inside, McCabe is standing there, looking at the hawk on the fencepost; you can see quite blatantly the anklets around the hawks legs and rope connected to the holding the hawk in place. See more »

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[deleted scene; Elektra wakes up from a nightmare]
Matt Murdock: [off-screen] Are you coming back?
Elektra: [looks over and sees him across the room] Matt?
Matt Murdock: [walks over to her] Come back, Elektra.
Elektra: [after a pause] When I'm ready.
Matt Murdock: I'll be waiting for you.
[Elektra smiles and reaches for him, and wakes up]
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The Marvel logo features comic-book images of Elektra in its pages. See more »


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HOLLOW
(Remix By Ali Dee)
Written by Donald Carpenter, TJ Davis, Eric Friedman and Kelan Luker
Performed by Submersed
Courtesy of Wind-up Records, LLC
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Better than I expected
12 January 2005 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at a free preview screening. I wasn't expecting much because comic book movies are usually disappointing, but this one was actually good. The special effects and action sequences were well done and didn't look over-the-top.

The cinematography was beautiful and the colors almost seemed alive, they were so vibrant. I don't see many movies where the colors make that much of an impact.

I didn't find the dialogue corny or forced. There was only one moment where the audience laughed "inappropriately," and that was at a character's name. The acting was excellent, in my opinion. Jennifer Garner and Goran Visnjic have a natural rapport and Kirsten Prout was very impressive. I hadn't seen her in anything previously. All three of them did a good job of giving these characters some depth and making you care about them, which can sometimes be hard in this type of movie. The villains were, for the most part, subtle and not in your face, as with many movies of this genre.

Overall, I liked this movie and recommend it to anyone who likes a good action movie with non-cardboard characters. In addition to the action, there is drama, romance (but not too much), elements of sci-fi and a few laughs.


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