!!The comic character:
* BrokenBase: Her ''ComicBook/MarvelNOW2016'' look, which is based off of her Netflix ''Series/Daredevil2015'' look. There are some who are upset that they dumped her "iconic" look in favor of "[[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU synergy]]" though many see it as a step-up, finally dumping the HighlyVisibleNinja and bathing suit leotard look for something a lot more practical and perhaps boring. Some feel, though, that they could have compromised and given her the uniform she wore at the end of the ''ComicBook/AgentsOfSHIELD'' comic book.
* FanonDiscontinuity: Originally Elektra was just a normal girl who ended up going down a very dark path after the tragedy of losing her father. In the ''Man Without Fear'' miniseries showing how Matt Murdock became Daredevil, she's portrayed as having always been a psychopath, hearing voices and intentionally going looking for trouble so she could murder her assailants. In an odd parallel to [[ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} Selina Kyle's]] prostitute past from ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'', this is one part of an otherwise well-regarded series that a lot of fans would prefer to ignore.

!!The film:
* CriticalResearchFailure: At one point Elektra says the sai is "An offensive weapon. For killing." While it can be used as a stabbing weapon, a sai's primary purpose is ''defensive.'' It's designed for disarming and breaking swords.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: In the Daredevil film, Elektra was killed by Bullseye. Now, one would believe this is what the spin-off movie would have been about: Elektra would hunt Bullseye down. Combine that with her becoming an assassin solely to have the funds and resources to find, as well as demonstrating more of Bullseye's [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty attraction to her in the first film]] to mess her up and other connections to the first film and you might have had a decent spin-off. Instead, it's a totally different movie, leaving her vengeance plot unresolved.
* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa turned in a very subtle and cool performance as Roshi.