Daredevil is one of my favourite superheroes, aside from Howard the Duck of course, but it's questionable as to whether or not old Howie counts as a "superhero." As some of you may be aware, I read comic books, admittedly more Marvel than DC, but that's best left unmentioned. Daredevil is up there as one of my all-time favourite superheroes, right alongside the more popular choices of Batman or Iron Man etc. This movie could have been a whole lot better than it was, given the material it's based on. I'm not just saying this from the perspective of someone watching it for the first time during the peak of superhero films, it's just not a good movie. Yes, it does lack in comparison to newer Marvel movies, but it even lacks when compared to the ones that came before this. In fact, when you compare this to Spider-Man, which was released before Daredevil, you'll find a lot more than just a staggering difference in quality. They're practically the same movie.
Speaking of ludicrous, this film can be absolutely ridiculous. Yes, some of it is made believable, but then there's moments such as Bullseye killing an elderly woman on an airplane and the flight attendant, who saw the incident, coming over and saying "aww, she's sleeping!" Bullseye is this film's most ridiculous attribute. He's over the top, obnoxious and completely ignored when he commits the most obvious of crimes. Yep, the plane scene isn't the only one.
In both the first fight sequence and the final one, neither of which are remotely enjoyable, there's a bunch of audio distortion. Why is there audio distortion I hear you ask? Not a freaking clue. For god's sake people, Daredevil is blind, not deaf. There's no logical reason for him to be hearing things worse than regular people do, which is what the filmmakers appear to be going for. He's quite the opposite actually. Hey, at least we had Daredevil-vision, which was an underused gem.
To sum up, Daredevil lacks in everything coherent and believable, despite efforts by Ben Affleck to make them so. It's over the top, stupid, lacking any thrills, boring and illogical. This film just sucks, despite Affleck's best efforts.