The potential for a Daredevil movie is off the charts. If done properly, it could easily rival The Dark Knight as the grittiest comic movie to ever grace the screen, but 2003’s attempt was a failure in almost every way. We’re not sure who decided to slap the red leather on Ben Affleck; it became apparent very quickly that he wasn’t up to the task of being the emotionally distant and obsessive Matt Murdock.
Colin Farrell and Michael Clarke Duncan may have been acceptable in their showy villain roles, but everything else was a mess, including cheesy special effects, hokey dialogue, and a horrendous playground fight midway through the movie. The characters had little to do other than take part in cartoonish fight scenes against each other and scowl a lot."The Man Without Fear" deserves much better.