The Reviews Are Coming In For Marvel's 'Daredevil', and It's Looking Good
Netflix just released the first five episodes of Marvel's original series, Daredevil, to reviewers. Take a look at the cast of characters below, and check out what the internet has to say about Hell's Kitchen and its blind-lawyer turned vigilante crime fighter.
Marvel fans (and new viewers, too) should be in for a treat.
Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock (Daredevil)"Leading the pack, of course, is Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock [Daredevil]... As Murdock, he is effortlessly charming, finds home in the courtroom, and has chemistry with every supporting character – but it's the moments where he dons his all-black costume and kicks some ass that he stands out as truly amazing... Cox entirely sells himself as a "fight-til-I'm-raw" brawler (inspired by the fighting style of his character's boxer father). "- Eric Eisenberg of CinemaBlend
Deborah Anne Woll as Karen Page"Oh yes, this show is clearly rooted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Where Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. deals with the aftermath of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, Daredevil is set in the post-Battle of New York period where criminals are finding new and unique ways to capitalize on the leftovers of Loki's attack on our world. But Daredevil is not name-dropping those marquee heroes... What we get instead is a look at what a world full of humans with superhuman abilities is like when the villains come out to play."- Alex Maidy of JoBLo
Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson"The luxury of a series allows the producers to add pathos to the plight of Murdock's father, the pug of a boxer who wanted better for his son, while indulging in side trips like a romantic subplot for the Kingpin. At its core, though, this is a pretty faithful retelling of the comics, while embracing a tone similar to Frank Miller's invigoration of the character in the 1980s."- Brian Lowry of Variety
Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple"Matt never moves so super-humanly cartoonish as to take us out of the fight, yet still never falls victim to that old stuntwork trope of taking on one bad guy at a time... One early sequence may yet rival True Detective for sheer choreography across a single take, all with nary a digital effect to be seen."- Kevin Fitzpatrick of ScreenCrush.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk (Kingpin)"Fisk is the most terrifying villain to come out of the MCU, bar none. He's ruthless, cunning, and deranged to a level that no villain within a two-hour movie can achieve. Like all good villains, his heart is in the right place but his motives are flawed, he's not just evil for the sake of being evil. Plus an extra layer to his character is produced in Ayelet Zurer's performance as Vanessa, who provides the eyes and ears for the audience in the most subtly but clever ways."- Spencer Perry of SuperheroHype
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