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Sep 12th 2018 at 10:10:43 PM •••

A thought regarding the entry for Artistic License - Sports (re: Boxing and Jack Murdock\'s record/notoriety) It\'s possible that the mob\'s influence would result in Jack getting fights against more prestigious opponents than any journeyman would normally get (in fact, it\'s explicitly stated in Episode 2 that the mob set up the fight). In addition, the fact that the betting lines were on Jack \"going the distance\" as opposed to losing outright would justify paying him to take the dive. Matt says in his confession in Episode 1 that his dad never got knocked out (\"He was always on his feet when he lost\"). So Jack was *expected* to lose as he usually does, on points instead of dropping in the 5th round.

May 13th 2018 at 4:58:29 PM •••

Season 3 Info? Who the heck has access to this already?

Apr 11th 2016 at 4:52:30 PM •••

Removed from What the Hell, Hero?:

  • The priest at Matt's local church gives him a stern chewing out for his use of violence, calling him out on believing that he's a hero just because he's going against someone bad.

I do not remember this scene at all. From what I recall, the priest is pretty nonconfrontational and nonjudgmental of Daredevil, and only really puts his foot down on murder. He gives Matt advice and direction, but I don't recall any outright What the Hell, Hero? moment.

Apr 26th 2015 at 6:20:11 PM •••

Hey, Do We Have This One? Daredevil operates in a rare combination of realistic and cinematic realms. To quote Roger Ebert's review of The Hunted; "We've seen so many fancy high-tech computer-assisted fight scenes in recent movies that we assume the fighters can fly. They live in a world of gravity-free speed-up. Not so Friedkin's characters. Their fight is gravity-based. Their arms and legs are heavy. Their blows land solidly, with pain on both sides. They gasp and grunt with effort. They can be awkward and desperate. They both know the techniques of hand-to-hand combat, but in real life, it isn't scripted, and you know what? It isn't so easy. We are involved in the immediate, exhausting, draining physical work of fighting." But also, Tom Brown, Jr., the primary consultant on the film is a bit ashamed of it despite this; "...the bloody knife fight at the end — no way it would last 4 minutes, any of those wounds are lethal."

On one hand, enemies don't immediately go down just because DD pastes them one. It can take a full minute for him to disable a single mook. On the other, just about anyone else - including most of the world's most exceptional military operatives - would lose if they tried to take on a dozen healthy mooks on their own ground while unarmed.

Do we have a trope for "realistic superhuman"?

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Apr 24th 2015 at 5:18:02 AM •••

Shouldn't Adaptional Wimp be in YMMV? Yeah, in this series Daredevil does sometimes struggle against 2 or 3 opponents, but there are also multiple scenes of him taking out a half-dozen or more guys at a time (the end of episode 2 comes to mind, and Matt was already half-dead going into that fight). His enhanced senses are shown to help him in fights, the show is just subtle about it. He also performs quite a few comic-booky stunts such as his trademark ricocheting-stick-throw (done in the first fight of the series, as well as during the final fight where he uses it to take out Fisk's assault-rifle-wielding henchman). He's also shown acrobatically evading machine-gun fire in the same fight, and routinely dodges gun-fire at close range by somersaulting out of the line-of-fire.

I'd argue that as this is essentially Daredevil: Year One, we're seeing an early-on rookie Daredevil, rather than the seasoned crimefighter of the comics.

Apr 15th 2015 at 12:04:46 AM •••

Read a review recently that got me turned onto the idea that Daredevil (and possibly the other Defenders series) are deconstructions of the MCU. Specifically what the neighbourhoods in New York look like after playing host to an alien invasion. Thoughts?

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Apr 15th 2015 at 2:06:51 AM •••

Not enough context, I would think.

Apr 15th 2015 at 7:16:39 AM •••

It's less a deconstruction and more a Reality Ensues or Lower-Deck Episode. I mean, The Avengers never posited that the damage from the invasion would be anything but awful.

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Apr 15th 2015 at 7:40:09 AM •••

Indeed, the ending of Avengers makes it clear that reconstruction will be a serious process, thus setting up the Kingpin's story arc.

Jan 7th 2015 at 6:23:09 PM •••

Why was this page moved? Is there another Series/Daredevil for this to be confused with?

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Jan 8th 2015 at 4:40:26 AM •••

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