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Elektra (2005)

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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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Rob Bowman

Writers:

Mark Steven Johnson (motion picture characters), Frank Miller (comic book characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Garner ... Elektra
Goran Visnjic ... Mark Miller
Kirsten Zien ... Abby Miller (as Kirsten Prout)
Will Yun Lee ... Kirigi
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Roshi
Terence Stamp ... Stick
Natassia Malthe ... Typhoid
Bob Sapp ... Stone
Chris Ackerman ... Tattoo
Edson T. Ribeiro Edson T. Ribeiro ... Kinkou
Colin Cunningham ... McCabe
Hiro Kanagawa ... Meizumi
Mark Houghton ... Bauer
Laura Ward Laura Ward ... Young Elektra
Kurt Max Runte ... Nikolas Natchios
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Born to fight. Trained to kill. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ilektra See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,792,335, 16 January 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,409,722

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,149,231
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

While filming the sai/sword fight, Jennifer Garner accidentally got her knuckles sliced by Will Yun Lee. She got her knuckles patched up, and when she and Lee resumed, he subsequently sliced her again in the exact same spot. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

DeMarco: I guess it's all true. The red outfit, the knives. What happens now? You just kill me, straight out, just gulp?
Elektra Natchios: Don't worry. Death's not that bad.
DeMarco: How do you know?
Elektra Natchios: I died once.
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Crazy Credits

The Marvel logo features comic-book images of Elektra in its pages. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Elektra in Greek Mythology (2005) See more »

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Breathe No More
Written by Amy Lee
Performed by Evanescence
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13 January 2005 | by iron_monkey_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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