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Elektra (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Fantasy  |  14 January 2005 (USA)
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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 version of the martial art Kimagure. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Before she can find peace she will wage war. See more »


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

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Ilektra  »

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Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,792,335 (USA) (14 January 2005)

Gross:

$24,407,944 (USA) (25 March 2005)
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Along with Daredevil, the live action film rights to Elektra reverted back to Marvel Studios. See more »

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In one scene, Stone throws his wooden club to Elektra. In the next shot, he attacks Abby with his club which he didn't get it back. See more »

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Stick: Don't look for your opponent. Know where he is. I'm blind, and I see more than any of you, because I don't look.
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13 January 2005 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is absurd - aside from the fellow Australian who has reviewed this flick, I can't help but think that everyone else who has submitted a review so far was some way involved in the production of Elektra, considering how generous they were with their praise.

Admittedly I'm not really a fan of comic-book-to-movie conversions so I didn't go in with many expectations, yet still I found Elektra to be incredibly underwhelming. The thing that irked me the most was the fact that there was SO MUCH in this film which went by unexplained, that left you thinking "huh, what relevance does that have to the plot?" or "so how did that aspect of the character come about?" I can only hope that these are things which are perhaps explained somewhat in Daredevil, which I have no intention of seeing.

Furthermore, the behaviour of the characters in this film appear to do an about-face at random moments to suit the storyline, and don't even get me started about the utterly pointless romantic sub-plot. I'm also (still) scratching my head over the fate of Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa's character, which seems to have gone by unexplained.

If I can give kudos to this movie for anything it would have to be the fantastic locations in which it was shot, but otherwise I gained little enjoyment from Elektra. I know we're supposed to suspend our disbelief for fantasy/action films, but almost everything in this film was so improbable or confusing (even by action film standards) that it simply frustrated me.

Well, hell, at least Jennifer Garner looks damn good.


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