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If Coolio had played an extra in The Matrix I would hate the film. That is how much I hate Coolio. I know I am not the only one who thinks that way. He is an awful raptor.
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Just watched the Ebert/Roeper review, and Ebert -- who had problems with Spider-Man doing unrealistic things -- praises Daredevil for doing unrealistic things because "it's a comic book film." Odd.
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The Chudsucker Poxy:
Just watched the Ebert/Roeper review, and Ebert -- who had problems with Spider-Man doing unrealistic things -- praises Daredevil for doing unrealistic things because "it's a comic book film." Odd.

Cocksucker.

- Fixxxer
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Agent FIXXXER:
Kingpin did come from the streets. If I remember correctly, he tried being a thug for his father, but was caught because his joly-ass couldn't run faster than the cops.

Of course he came from "the streets". What I meant was, he's now as far from the streets as it's possible to get. I always thought of Kingpin as being a classical music guy. He moves in elite social circles, cultivating an air of culture and refinement. The idea of him having a Hip Hop theme is as absurd as Brando in the Godfather coming on-screen to Slayer.
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nofate:
Glad Mikah's smear campaign didn't keep you from seeing it.

Although your ceaseless hype campaign certainly almost put me off.
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Fixxer, why do you have to sign off after each post? We know who you are, dude.
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The only smear campaign I'd conduct against this film is to wipe my ass with a print of it.

If it makes money, c'est la vie. Anyone interested in this film should see it at some point so they can make up their own minds.
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nofate:
Glad Mikah's smear campaign didn't keep you from seeing it.

Could you whine ANYMORE?
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Dan Whitehead:
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Agent FIXXXER:
Kingpin did come from the streets. If I remember correctly, he tried being a thug for his father, but was caught because his joly-ass couldn't run faster than the cops.

Of course he came from "the streets". What I meant was, he's now as far from the streets as it's possible to get. I always thought of Kingpin as being a classical music guy. He moves in elite social circles, cultivating an air of culture and refinement. The idea of him having a Hip Hop theme is as absurd as Brando in the Godfather coming on-screen to Slayer.

Gotta second this emotion.

although "Chemical Warfare" being played over brando's reveal in Godfather would be sweeet
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Finally saw this today. To briefly recap...

- One of the best "bad" movies I've seen in years...

- Farrell reminded me of a psychotic Bert from Sesame Street...

- Michael Clarke Duncan DID NOT pull off Kingpin...

- Jennifer Garner is not hot, attractive, cute, or intimidating...

- Laughed everytime someone said "Nachos"

- Have I ever said I hate digital stuntmen?

- Loved Garner's Ninja Flashdance number...but where were the shots of her toes...

- I want to see Kevin Smith hurt...

- Affleck...was the best thing about the movie...
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The Django puts it pretty well. Shocker.

Except Jennifer is fucking hot, in my humble.
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lamotta:
Fixxer, why do you have to sign off after each post? We know who you are, dude.

Oh yeah? My name's spelled with three X's dickhead!

j/k

Actually, it's just bad habit. I sign off everything with my name. Just hard for me NOT to do it. Sorry.

And for Mr. Whitehead....I didn't agree that the music fitted the character, I was just pointing out that he did come from the streets as someone originally asked. Personally, I think that the music was a bit stero-typed. For some reason, I think of the comic book Kingpin as Anthony Hopkin's Hannibal Lector in "Hannibal". Really into art and a big fan of Opera. Really civil and mild mannered, but can still have an impossing preseance.

Just my two cents anyways.

- Fixxxer
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Sean Bateman, A Bob Saget Film:
If Coolio had played an extra in The Matrix I would hate the film. That is how much I hate Coolio. I know I am not the only one who thinks that way. He is an awful raptor.

Yeah, he ruined Jurassic Park.

Rapper + Actor = Raptor
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There were a lot of complaints about too much "radar-sense", but since the movie is a flashback, shouldn't it all be filmed in radar-vision?

hmmmmm.....
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I too was disappointed by this.

Affleck is good, the best part of Matt Murdocks characterization is that in the comics his hair is always messed up, that was a nice touch.

Fight scenes appeared to have been edited by a methhead using a chainsaw.

Yes, the music was awful, not Batman awful but instantly dates it with the ho-hum rock crap.

Kingpin was not mean, intimidating or evil enough. In the comics this was a guy who dabbled in child porn.
For DD to beat him in such a short time seemed to be too much of a stretch.

I have not read the comic in a while, but didn't Elektra and Bulls Eye know have a history with each other? Why was it dropped here?

I did like the chemistry between Garner and Affleck and Affleck and Favraue.

Garner is piping hot. A seems kinda sweet too. She's a keeper.
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Oh my god. Well, it wasn't Star Trek: Nemesis, but jesus...

Mark Steven Johnson... where was he? The direction in this movie was AWFUL. Christ, I'm going to be seeing swooping camera shots over NYC in my sleep.

The writing was mindnumbing. Has the screenwriter ever met any real people and heard them talk?

The love scene was hilarious. So, so badly done.

The music... oh god. Not only was every single song out of place (I love N.E.R.D as much of the next guy, but come on!) and the score was so generic and over-baked, it just destroyed any chance the actors had of rising above the source material and making this good.

I agree with the whole argument about betraying Daredevil's character. I remember someone said in a review it was a faithful adaptation, and I wondered "Have you ever even read Daredevil?". The Kingpin not only murders his dad, but also his lover and her pops, yet he won't kill him, but he'll happily gruesomely murder and ENJOY doing it to a one-time rapist. Yikes.

The acting was just actors. Only Garner Favreau and Duncan ever made me think I wasn't watching actors instead of characters. Affleck wasn't hugely bad, but I could never ever get it out of my head that this was Ben Affleck, not Matt Murdock. And his narration was terrible. Farrell was enjoyably over the top, but sometimes just seemed too silly.

The fight scenes... well, were the choreographers Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder? They were stunningly bad. Bad execution, bad editing, and bad cinematography.

It was just... bad. I hear the director's cut will be on DVD. Well, to be honest, I couldn't sit through another half an hour if it's as bad as this.
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I agree completely F2. This movie was so childish, so juvenile. I feel sorry for all the DD fans out there. Everything about this movie was pure horror.
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Saw it yesterday, and yes, it's the first misstep for Marvel since their movies started not to suck. Rushed plot, awful fight scenes, and poor characterizations. And indeed, the little nuggets of greatness that can be found throughout only highlight the flaws of the rest even more, in that they make you perceive how good the movie could have been. It would seem that for Mark Steven Johnson, being the "ultimate fans" only means name-dropping comic book artists in the movie to show how cultured he is. Goes without saying that I would have preffered he focused on being as good a writer as the people he mentions.
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You’d think playing one iconic character would be enough for Charlie Cox, but you’d be wrong—according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Daredevil star auditioned for the role of the young Han Solo that went to Hail, Caesar!’s Alden Ehrenreich. But Matt Murdock’s mannerisms were so ingrained in Cox that he failed to impress at the audition. In the interview, Cox says he failed to connect with the casting director when he did his best impression of a rakish smuggler, because he was still doing his best impression of the Hell’s Kitchen vigilante.


Turns out Cox avoids making eye contact when playing Murdock in the Netflix series, and that habit’s permeated into his real life. So when he was trying to convince the casting director for the planned Star Wars prequel that he had the swaggering demeanor of a young Han Solo, he did so while staring off or otherwise looking away. Cox was asked why he wasn’t looking at the person he was auditioning for, but he apparently didn’t cop to still being in Murdock/Daredevil mode.



Ha.

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