Elektra (2005) Movie Review

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Elektra (2005)

2005 | PG-13 | Thriller, Action, Fantasy, Adventure, Crime
97 minutes / 1h 37min

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Elektra Plot Synopsis:

In the ultimate battle between good and evil stands a warrior who makes the choice that tips the balance. A strong, mysterious and a deadly sexy action heroine - a lethal synthesis of grace and power. Not long after recovering from seemingly mortal wounds, Elektra has severed all ties with the world, living only for her next assignment. But in an unexpected turn of events, she is forced to make a decision that can take her life in a new direction - or destroy her. Key players in Elektra's journey are Stick, a blind martial arts master responsible for Elektra's "resurrection," and Mark Miller and Abby Miller, a father and daughter on the run from The Hand, a powerful syndicate whose members practice the dark version of the martial art Kimagure.

Elektra (2005) Review

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.

  • Elektra Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 3.72
  • IMDB: 4.7
  • MetaCritic: 3.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 1.0

About Elektra 2005

Title: Elektra
Year: 2005
Runtime: 97 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Action, Fantasy, Adventure, Crime
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 1.86/5 stars from 79,873 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 79,873
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Elektra Cast Starring: Tom Woodruff Jr., Ty Olsson, Kurt Max Runte, Jason Isaacs, Terence Stamp, Natassia Malthe, Kevan Ohtsji, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Kendall Cross, Paul Wu, Billy Bryan, Aaron Au, Nathaniel Arcand, Ian Tracey, Kirsten Prout, Hiro Kanagawa, Goran Visnjic, Will Yun Lee, Marke Driesschen, Colin Cunningham, Kirsten Zien, Mark Houghton, Laura Ward, Jana Mitsoula, Sean Akira, Taku Kawai, Jennifer Garner, Nancy Wetzel, Bob Sapp, Chris Ackerman
Elektra Writers: Mark Steven Johnson, Frank Miller, Zak Penn
Elektra Director: Rob Bowman
Box Office: $24,100,000
Production: 20th Century Fox
Website: http://www.elektramovie.com/
Language: English, Japanese
Country: Canada, USA