- CONTAINS SOME BUTT-KICKING SPOILERS -
At 12:01 AM, he arrived kicking butt and waking up in a dumpster (literally). I came home from a normal day at college, ate my supper, brushed my teeth... no, it wasn't a normal day.
I came home, went to bed early to get some sleep, and woke up around 10 PM to get ready for the midnight release. Turns out, I forgot something important: I live in the Central Time Zone.
So, I had to slowly wait two more hours and THEN...
I CLICKED PLAY.
Since I have only arrived at Episode Three so far (I would keep watching but I have to go to something called work for a little while... But then continue this epic adventure), I thought I would give FIVE (short but simple) REASONS WHY MARVEL'S DAREDEVIL IS KICKING BAD GUY BOOTY.
1. CHARLIE COX "MATT MURDOCK" ROCKS
First of all, I have never seen any of Charlie Cox's acting performances before, so starting the show I was going in blind (Yes, I know what I did there. Ha!)
But he is wonderful! I could totally see him chatting up with the other super friends. His way of portraying Matt Murdock is redefining. I have only seen Ben Affleck's performance way back when. Love Affleck's other work but I won't get in to that (besides, he's Batman now, right?). Anyways, Cox's portrayal of Murdock is quote "unpretentious", kind, and very, very brave.
As a kid, he loved and admired his Pop. Now, as a man, he still fights his inner and outer battles to do good for others.
2. THE SKILLS
I read reviews of people who had the opportunity to see several episodes before the official release and many of the critics continued to mention Daredevil's way of fighting.
I now see what they mean. HE KICKS BUTT!
There is one scene where he fights over at least five men and counting in a hallway sequence. He's been beat up, bruised, stabbed, but he keeps on punching and kicking. I have never seen a show act out these skills.
I love CW's Flash and Arrow, but Marvel's Daredevil's level of fighting, so far, is "over 9,000." I can't wait to see what he'll do next!
3. HIS PALS
I won't go into too much detail but I am loving Murdock's relationship with each of them. Foggy is hilarious and a perfect fit for helping his partner fight crime... in the court. He also loves eels, along with Karen. It's neat to see her relationship with the two. They saved her and now she is repaying them by helping them. Call Claire if you ever end up in the dumpster cut up and bruised! I am excited to see how the story plays out for all of them, and also how Murdock responded to Claire's comment about his costume, "It's a work in progress."
4. THE BEGINNING COSTUME
I have never read any of Daredevil's comics but I did buy my first three yesterday to get ready for this show. I love how the writers are starting Murdock with a very simple black costume. Frank Miller wrote that piece into his version of the DD comics, and it makes plenty of sense. A blind man is not going to start off with an amazing costume because "...it's a work in progress." Marvel has revealed his official red costume that he will eventually wear later in the season. You can click here to view it!
For me, this black costume represents that he will grow into becoming the Daredevil. He has trained how to fight as a boy, now as a man, he is starting to take on the bad boys, and eventually will be The Daredevil...soon. It will have a greater pleasure to see him in his traditional red costume once we have see him grow into it.
5. MARVEL DID IT AGAIN
What I love about Marvel is their way of storytelling. I have said it before but I am a huge sucker for a good story. Now with Marvel's Daredevil, we get something fresh, a story that makes the Marvel Cinematic Universe even bigger, and we truly get to know Matt Murdock.
This is just my thoughts on seeing the Daredevil come to life from my viewing of the first two episodes. I am thrilled to know more!
I CAN NOT WAIT TO GET HOME FROM WORK TO SEE WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT. KING PIN IS COMING! OH BOY! EXCITED!
THANKS FOR READING! HAVE A GREAT DAY! BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MARVEL'S DAREDEVIL ON NETFLIX! TRULY EPIC AND BUTT-KICKING!
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