4-Color to 35-Millimeter: Daredevil

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Ben Affleck plays a superhero whose comic book history includes some hugely influential work by Frank Miller, in a movie that is overall pretty terrible. But it’s not Batman v. Superman (which we’ll get to in due course), it’s Daredevil, the 2003 Mark Steven Johnson movie that utterly mangles the character.

An excerpt:

To make matters worse, Johnson has no understanding of how the justice system works. It’s bad enough that Daredevil murdered Quesada in cold blood, a moment at which I lost any interest in the character. But to make matters worse, DD only went after Quesada after the latter was declared innocent in a rape case against Matt and Foggy’s client.

Here’s the thing: victims of crimes don’t have lawyers in criminal cases. The district attorney’s office prosecutes the alleged perpetrators. The only way for Nelson and Murdock to be representing a rape victim in a courtroom is in a civil case, where the burden of proof is far less than it is in a criminal case.

And Matt and Foggy still lost. Which doesn’t mean that the justice system failed, it means that Matt and Foggy failed as lawyers. And because Matt and Foggy are shitty lawyers, Matt decided to suit up as DD and commit murder.

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