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Daredevil (Director’s Cut) – Review

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Daredevil is a pretty decent action film, and not a bad superhero flick as those go, but the recent director’s cut of Daredevil is significantly improved from the theatrical release.

Gone are the obligatory love scene and the trite confessionals, which, I believe, makes the first director’s cut I’ve ever seen where the theatrical release is actually trimmed before glopping on deleted film.

The additional material not only rounds out Daredevil’s plot and deepens the characters and their relationships, but actually steers much of the film in entirely different directions.

The Kingpin is introduced much earlier and with more menace. Bullseye gets an additional scene with airport security that doesn’t necessarily move the plot forward, but it’s really fun (think elevator scene in Spiderman 2). Elektra’s death is more tragic because Daredevil never “gets” the girl, if you get what I mean.

If you loved the original theatrical version, this film might not be for you, but for true fans of the genre (and those who doubt the power of good editing) Check out Daredevil – the Director’s Cut.

Mark Anderson is a professional cartoonist whose family cartoons and business cartoons appear in publications nationwide.

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