Directed by: Rob Bowman
Premise: A spin off of Jennifer Garner’s character in Daredevil. In this film Elektra protects a father (Groan Visnjic) and his daughter Abby (Kristen Prout) from a supernatural crime syndicate.
What Works: The action sequences are pretty standard for this type of film. The film’s strongest moments are between Prout and Garner, who have a nice sister-like chemistry.
What Doesn’t: There is no story here to speak of. Who the characters are and how they relate to each other is never really explained or explored. The introduction of a mystical element to bring Elektra back from the dead comes off as a cheap hook to create a new franchise.
Bottom Line: This could be 2005’s Catwoman, which is to say a waste of talent and concept. Daredevil was fun and had humor going for it, but this film is neither fun nor humorous.
Episode: #36 (January 23, 2005)