Thats what made DD my fav hero, in the comics he only had his fighting ability,his sheer of will. I couldnt love uber powerful, godlike superheroes when DD is just getting bloody to get the job done.Very much enjoying it. I know little about this hero aside from what I saw in the dreadful Affleck version. So, it's nice coming into a new story and character without knowing a whole lot about it.
I've watched 2 episodes so far and was really captured. At the end of episode 2, there is an amazing combat sequence. It's one, long, continuous shot. I can't even imagine how difficult that is to pull off with the choreography involved. When I first watched it last night, it reached the end and I asked Mr. Zombie if that was "one long shot." He said he thought so. Sure enough, when I looked today . . . confirmation.
And it was SIX MINUTES LONG.
It took 24 hours. 12 "takes." They only managed to get all the way through it three times.
Here is a writeup about it.
What is so amazing about this scene is that you can see the hero getting tired, fatigued. He's not the guy with perfectly placed hair, who isn't breaking a sweat. He's hurting. I imagine the actor slept well that night.
I have high hopes for other Netflix/Marvel superhero shows now if they have as much budget,freedom and quality marvel writing as DD.Just an episode to go now and what can I say? If Netflix can keep this level of quality up with AKA Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, then there is some damn fine viewing in the foreseeable future.
I did wonder whether it would be necessary to have a thread per episode, but this is due to the way Netflix have decided to 'broadcast' it it seems a bit redundant. The whole series sitting there waiting to be viewed in one go....
So this is part of the Marvel screen Universe, occupying the same space as their blockbuster movies and the Agents of SHIELD. Although the latter has really turned around and become almost gripping television in it's own right, there is still that element of glossy, larger than life fantasy to it.
This is something Daredevil has has left behind. It really is street level superheros, not only appearing to be more realistic, but grittier. In the big screen epics we get to see the superstars, here we get those who work on a human level. What they do is no less important, but is more relatable.
The casting has been exemplary across the board. Foggy and the Kingpin could have stepped right out of the comic books, with Matt not far behind, especially down to his body language. Ben Urich might not be white as he is in the comics, but he just feels right in the part, there is that downheeled grittiness that speaks of an old schooled journalist, while Karen Page seems like a fresh character, almost stepping away from her four colour roots.
This first season draws on a lot of the Frank Miller/John Romita Jr origin story, the Man Without Fear, but it draws from the fifty years of comic book history as needed, merging it with original material giving a deeply involved whole. I saw it noted somewhere that Netflix intended DD to be seen as one, long 13 hour movie, and in many ways that is exactly what it is.
You can hide your spoilers with the spoiler command in brackets at the start and end of your spoiler.Really happy to see the show is coming back for a second season, the first was very very good. A couple of minor issues with the finale, though.
Wrote that reply from my phone using Tapatalk, it's a little difficult to do spoilers the right way from there . Oh, Constantine, why don't you come to Netflix?You can hide your spoilers with the spoiler command in brackets at the start and end of your spoiler.
I totally agree on what you said re the minor blips.
Right now, I'm still running around going: "There's going to be a season 2! YEAH! Now only if they'd renew Constantine too..."
When I first heard who was going to be cast as Daredevil I was like who is this Charlie Cox guy? I've known him in a little part in Downton Abbey and that was it. Each time I hear his name, I had to look him up forgetting where I know him from. So needless to say, I was very impressed with that casting. I still have trouble understanding what Daredevil actually wants in the show.
Vincent D'onofrio is awesome as Fisk! Plus the international cast is amazing. The Russians are great. They are already calling him The Devil. It's the only show/movie I've ever seen that has shown how cultural NYC is. Without it being in your face.
I just finished Episode 7 and it's getting difficult for me anyway to tell the difference between Fisk and The Man in Black. Sure Fisk is shady, but I haven't yet seen him doing much of anything, except moving money around. Sure he busts a guy's head in his door, and he may be crazy for doing so. But how is The Man in Black any different? Just because he "doesn't kill people?" Kill being used very, very loosely here. In reality they both are taking the law into their own hands, and I for one am not one to cheer for vigilantes in real life. Understanding all too well that men like Fisk will always exist.
I hope the difference between the two becomes clearer in the next coming episodes. I think The Man in Black feels a lot like Batman in Nolan's movies, but I think Batman had a clearer mission and a more immediate threat. Even Toby McGuire's Spiderman had clearer reasons for doing what he was doing. So Daredevil for me hasn't exactly cleared this little bit up, but I love the series and almost don't care that it's been a little bit overlooked. With the "destruction of New York," just being sloppily written in there. Seemingly as a lame excuse.
I think Cox has always been an underrated actor until now. He was in Stardust (which was very fun!) and Boardwalk Empire (which was very violent... or so I hear). He was even in Downton Abbey and The Theory Of Everything and people still couldn't quite remember him... until Daredevil.LOVING Daredevil! Great cast (loving Cox in particular; Foggy is a great comic sidekick!).
Yes! I had looked him up earlier today on IMDB, and I was shocked to discover he was the young man from Stardust! (An enjoyable film, and a terrific book.)He was in Stardust (which was very fun!)
Well as long as it is supposed to be that way, then it's all good on my end. Episode eight focused more on Fisk's backstory so at least we have something to work with now.This Spoiler is for when you are done with the season, the last ep of the season.
This season was Year One Frank Miller story, style of DD.
He did the same thing with that story of early DD as he did with Batman Year One. Young angry man becoming vigilante, more for revenge reasons than heroic superhero reasons. Batman, DD are dark noir,street level heroes and i like that DD tv show took Matt to dark places from the start just like the classic DD stories from 80s,90s. Season 2 im sure will be about just like the last ep 13 of the season. The suit means he is trying to become a hero, a good symbol for people to believe in. He cant be bloody, brutal vigilante anymore. Thats just his rough start.
It has not been overlooked because all the producers are Marvel old school writers who knows the modern classic DD stories they are following well. They must leave something for season 2-3. If you are old time DD fan like me someone who is reading collections of early Frank Miller, other modern important DD stories you can see where their plans are heading. Daredevil has been dark,street level hero since 1978-1979 when Frank Miller, Jansen, co started their run. He isnt Spiderman who id nerd,avreage guy and wisecracking superhero with over the top villains. He is more street crime with Kingpin, other gangster villains and some few Ninja villains. The guys great comics history of stories is filled of tragic, very dark noirish stories. This season captured that perfectly.
I love the ambitious plan to adapt well everything that makes DD great comic series when has been at its best. They have many runs,stories to copy, choose.