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Review: Elektra (2005)

Elektra (2005)

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)