Matt Murdock, (Ben Affleck), injured by toxic waste at the age of 12, loses his eyesight. His other four senses become extremely heightened and he gains a radar-ability to see with sound in "Daredevil."

After his father is murdered, Murdock becomes a lawyer by day and Daredevil by night, seeking justice for criminals who escape the law.

He lives on the edge and takes risks. His life seems to have little meaning, until he meets and falls in love with the daughter of a Greek billionaire, Elektra Natchios, (Jennifer Garner).

Kingpin, head of organized crime in New York, hires Bullseye (Colin Farrell) to kill Elektra's father. Daredevil intervenes, but fails and is blamed for the death.

Elektra vows to avenge her father's death. Bullseye tries to kill them both, which puts Matt in the tough position of protecting her while she, Bullseye and Kingpin try to kill him.

Affleck is likable and interesting as Matt, and Garner does a fine acting job also. The idea of making a hero with a handicap is innovative, but Affleck as Daredevil is dull. Bullseye, with a bullseye imprint on his forehead, is the most entertaining person in the movie.

"Daredevil" is dark and the end of the movie has a depressing feeling. It strives to make the good guys seem more human than superheroes. Any realism the creators strive for is lost after hints that a person who died perhaps lives after all.

"Daredevil" has little new to offer and the action sequences aren't exceptionally great either.


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