G rand DC fan rather than Marvel, and after the huge disappointment that was Arrow and The Flash to their output, I was not expecting a lot of the new adaptation of a comic book super-hero on the small screen. So I started in DAREDEVIL curiosity (perhaps with a bit of skepticism, despite the teasers and the teasing tantalizing that we proposed Netflix). My surprise was bigger because each of the 13 episodes has convinced me. I even think that this adaptation may resonate as a “revolution” in the series of super heroes up here too written to a destination in public prepubescent with castings of models, scenarios too predictable and the characters somewhat worked on in depth. As The Dark Knight in his time, DAREDEVIL is a very dark, realistic and aimed at audiences who are more mature. And this is where the first real strength of the series : it takes its audience seriously, and it is a real pleasure.
DAREDEVIL brings a true breath of fresh air to the movies (series) of super-heroes by addressing an aspect of the comics a little bit forgotten, that of violence. Because yes, here the bad guys bleed (a lot) but the justicar hidden in also takes to his rank, escaping narrowly to a premature death several times throughout this season. Not that Marvel had never dared to take in his films, Disney brings the capacity and realism to a series, not perfect, but the small flaws are quickly forgotten – I think of a scene of a pursuit of a car where the acrobatics of Matthew seem to make him lose more time than it earns. The combat scenes (rather rare for this kind of series) are perfectly choreographed, finesse, forgetting the slow motion and other tricks much too superficial, a trend in recent years.
“Netflix finally arrives to deliver us an adaptation exciting of a super-hero Marvel via a universe dark and violent. A true slap in the face.”
Charlie Cox managed to offer us a character worked and tortured by his own demons, avenger hidden intractable the night and a lawyer at the service of the act on the day. But Matt Murdock is not the only character that shines, because this first season can count on a Karen Page shining with sincerity, a Foggy confusing, and a Wilson Fisk demonic in gross thick very emotional. But after Matt Murdock, this is James Wesley (Toby Leonard Moore), which to me displayed the most charisma, and highlights the tension between Fisk and Daredevil. His role as assistant to the Guy feared by the entire underworld of Hell’s Kitchen allows you to link all the actors brilliantly. Thus, each character of the series finds its place, the border between good and evil is never clear as each of them crosses from one side or the other almost every episode. The justicar hidden not wearing his costume in the final minutes of this season, this super-hero is here touched upon, which in my opinion is one of the strong points of the series (this allows us not to focus exclusively on a Daredevil all-powerful, and sure of himself).
Overall, everything works in DAREDEVIL , and we are delighted to see such a success story because the series is successful perfectly to make us forget the interpretation of Ben Affleck in 2003. I am now very enthusiastic to the idea of reviewing Charlie Cox of here some time in The Defenders, apotheosis of the development plan of the super-heroic of Netflix. Even if I can’t help dreading the order for a second season, I can only be confident given the quality of what we offer here is Drew Goddard, and I would be of course to visit !
• Seasons : 1• Number of episode: 13
• Format : 52 minutes
• With : Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’onofrio
• Distributor: Netflix
• First broadcast : April 10, 2015
• Synopsis : Blind since childhood, but with sense incredibly developed, Matt fights injustice by day as a lawyer, and at night watching the streets of Hell’s Kitchen, New York, in the costume of the super-hero Daredevil.
Adaptation of the comic book Marvel namesake.