Elektra

  • 12
  • Rob Bowman (2005)
  • US
  • 92 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Daredevil's lady friend Elektra gets a solo outing in this insipid action adventure based on the spin-off Marvel comic book. Resuming events where the Ben Affleck vehicle ended, Jennifer Garner's kick-ass warrior is literally back from the dead and working as a hired assassin. But when she's asked to kill a father and daughter on the run from a supernatural martial arts syndicate known as The Hand, Elektra's past and conscience catch up with her. Cue lots of soul-searching and childhood flashbacks in an attempt to mask the plot's slenderness with emotion. When the fight action does erupt, it's unimpressive and quickly over, with the final confrontation between good and evil particularly anticlimactic. Although the film is glossy and stylish, Garner lacks the weight and charisma expected of her character and only the villains have any vitality, thanks to cool costumes and some fun SFX. As in Daredevil, however, they're sadly underused.

Plot Summary

Comic-book action spin-off from Daredevil, starring Jennifer Garner as the warrior Elektra, who is brought back from the dead by blind martial arts master Stick. Becoming a ruthless hired assassin, she's sent on a mission to kill a father and daughter. But the assignment brings back memories of Elektra's past and she refuses to carry out her orders.

Cast and crew

Cast

Elektra Natchios
Jennifer Garner
Stick
Terence Stamp
Mark Miller
Goran Visnjic
Abby Miller
Kirsten Prout
Roshi
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Kirigi
Will Yun Lee
Tattoo
Chris Ackerman
Kinkou
Edson T Ribeiro
McCabe
Colin Cunningham
Meizumi
Hiro Kanagawa
DeMarco
Jason Isaacs
Typhoid
Natassia Malthe
Stone
Bob Sapp
Hand Ninja #1
Nathanial Arcand

Crew

Director
Rob Bowman

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Guidance: 
Some violence.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 21 Jan 2005
Certificate 12
Categories
Drama

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