YMMV / Elektra

The comic character:

  • Broken Base: Her Marvel NOW! (2016) look, which is based off of her Netflix Daredevil look. There are some who are upset that they dumped her "iconic" look in favor of "MCU synergy" though many see it as a step-up, finally dumping the Highly Visible Ninja 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 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. comic book.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: 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 Selina Kyle's prostitute past from Batman: Year One, this is one part of an otherwise well-regarded series that a lot of fans would prefer to ignore.

The film:

  • Critical Research Failure: 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.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: 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 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.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously: Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa turned in a very subtle and cool performance as Roshi.