Throwback Thursday-Superhero Edition-Daredevil (2003) and Fantastic Four (2005)

I’ve come to the conclusion that everything in Hollywood is cyclical. It all comes back around eventually.

With the newest adaptations of Daredevil and Fantastic Four, I was reminded, that 10 years ago, these superheroes dominated our screens.

The 2003 Daredevil film starred Ben Affleck in the lead role as lawyer by day Matt Murdock and superhero by night Daredevil.  His co stars include his now wife Jennifer Garner as Elektra and Colin Farrell as Bullseye, the film’s villain.

It was not a bad film. Daredevil is one of those superheroes where if your a comic book fan, you know the story and if your not, you need the back story. But it is an interesting film never the less.

Two years later, The Fantastic Four returned to big screen. Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd), Sue Storm (Jessica Alba), Johnny Storm (Chris Evans) and Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis) are four astronauts who are shot into space. But the mission does not go as planned and they find themselves with unusual powers. Now they must use these powers to prevent Victor von Doom (Julian McMahon), from taking over the world.

The movie is a tad on the hokey side. But it’s not real life and that is why we go to the movies, to escape from real life for a short time and enter a world that is not ours.

I recommend them both.

 

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One response to “Throwback Thursday-Superhero Edition-Daredevil (2003) and Fantastic Four (2005)

  1. Both are universally considered stinkers. I never understood why Daredevil with Ben Affleck was panned. Then again, I suppose comic super fans may not have felt it lived up to their expectations. Also, around the early 2000’s super hero movies were a little more upbeat and not as dark as everyone likes them today.

    Fantastic Four? Those movies, IMO, were bad. The first was ok, the second one with Silver Surfer was awful. Dr. Doom is that franchise’ biggest asset and he was barely in them.

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