This Friday brings the premiere of the first Marvel and Netflix collaboration, the TV adaptation of “Daredevil.” To get you in the mood, why not get a refresher course on the series’ forefather, the much reviled 2003 film.
Much like the new Netflix series, Mark Steven Johnson’s big screen retelling of the Matt Murdock story is also titled “Daredevil” and opened in 2003 to near instantaneous and unanimous derision. From the turn-of-the-millennium MTV2 aesthetics to CG that looked rough even at the time of release, it was hard to find a genuine defender of the film.
To save you the trouble of putting yourself through the early aughts ringer, Screen Junkies has cut together a “Daredevil” entry in their very popular “Honest Trailers” series. It’s just five minutes long and takes issue with the aforementioned problems, along with everything that’s wrong with Ben Affleck’s Murdock. The video would make an excellent pre-game for your impending Netflix binge.
Watch the Honest Trailer for 2003’s “Daredevil” below, and wear your comfortable sweat pants April 10th when Marvel’s Charlie Cox-starring “Dardevil” series hits Netflix.