Synopsis:Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.
Elektra is one of those movies that once you see the trailer, your sold. Elektra is a pretty good character, and Jennifer Garner plays her well. This film, however, disappointed me by taking too much time to set up Elektra’s character. I think the focus was way to focus on her depression when it should have at least been more action based on the fact that she is an excellent assassin. I loved the back-story and the appearance of Stick, Elektra’s master. Because of all this, though, the action elements of the movie suffered a lot. Fast and ridicule moves killed enemies of high power. One spoiler/example is one enemy who is part of the elite whose body is hard as stone. He gets shot at by a shotgun and then he just dusts off the shells from his body, none of the bullets pierce his body even at close range. Then at a later time, Elektra lunges at him with her Sai just to have it break like a twig. She defeats this amazingly and seemingly invincible foe by dropping a tree on his head. I would have thought poison or a Sai in his mouth, but no a tree was deemed better. In my opinion, this movie was made initially for a three-hour long feature because everything flowed well until it came up to defeating these guys. That took away from the feel and success of this movie. This film could have been up there with Blade, Resident Evil and even surpassed the X-men movie adaptation but they choose to leave out the most important points to an assassin, action, and consistency. Still worth watching though for great backstory and an all around good try.
About Elektra (2005)
Total Avg. Votes: 7
Writers: Mark Steven Johnson, Frank Miller, Zak Penn, Stu Zicherman, Raven Metzner
Director: Rob Bowman