Elektra (2005)





Jennifer Garner, Terence Stamp, Goran Visnjic, Kirsten Prout, Will Yun Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Colin Cunningham, Hiro Kanagawa, Natassia Malthe, Bob Sapp, Chris Ackerman, Editon T. Ribeiro, Laura Ward, Jana Mitsoula, Kurt Max Runte, Jason Isaacs


Brought back to life, Elektra (Jennifer Garner) becomes a hitwoman. Sent on a mission to kill Mark Miller (Goran Visnjic) and his daughter Abby (Kirsten Prout), she becomes friendly with the Millers, and tries to protect them from the group of assassins.


It's Monday, and I'm back with another Marvel cinematic adaptation. And, as happened for the past three weeks or so, this one is another awful film.

Unarguably the kind of spin off a terrible film as Daredevil deserves, Elektra brings the audience in a one way trip to the kingdom of boredom. 

I can hardly imagine somebody liking this film. The "story" is fuzzy and shallow. There are so many plot holes, that, if like me you haven't read the comic books, you won't have a clue of what's going on. Lot of things are taken for granted, and for this reason this film raises endlessly questions. Who is the Hand? Why did they killed Elektra's mother? And I could go on until dawn. 

There is lack of character development; the characters aren't interesting at all, and you won't care about any of them, you won't even care if the girl and her father die or not - at some point you'll hope Elektra killed them in the first place though. The Hand is not menacing enough, and the ninjas are way too weak. The Elektra's love story with Mark Miller, the father, is just pointless. Also, I was expecting her to still be in love with Matt Murdock. 

However, there is some good in everything. The action scenes are unlikely, but well made, and the special effect are okay. 

As for the actors, Jennifer Garner may be hot in her red leather suit, and she may have the perfect body for the role, but she can't act. She has this kind of grumpy look on her face the whole time, and it's really annoying. Also, chemistry doesn't seem to be her strength, since between her and Goran Visnjic, who plays Mark Miller, there is none. And as for Terrence Stamp, I wonder what the hell he was thinking when he decided to do this crap.


Stick: Some lessons can't be taught, Elektra. They must be lived to be understood.

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