4-Color to 35-Millimeter: Elektra


Jennifer Garner turns in a most uninteresting interpretation of Elektra Natchios in a movie that manages to waste Jason Isaacs, Will Yun Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Terence Stamp, Colin Cunningham, and Goran Visnjic. The great superhero movie rewatch snores through Elektra.

An excerpt:

The biggest problem with this movie, though, is that there’s no real engagement with Elektra as a person. Her having died and been resurrected isn’t actually dealt with in any meaningful fashion, beyond explaining how she’s starring in a movie after her character was killed in another movie. Kimagure adepts’ ability to predict the future and resurrect the dead strikes me as something that should be of much greater moment, but these rather major abilities are used solely to facilitate plot mechanics and negate consequences.

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