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Why Do People Hate The Elektra Movie So Much?

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The announcement of Elektra appearing in the next season of Daredevil generated some serious vitriol towards the 2005 Elektra starring Jennifer Garner. While the movie is not a cinematic masterpiece, I don’t see why it draws the furious heat of a thousand white suns.

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I rewatched Elektra this evening* to make sure I was remembering the movie correctly. Yup, it’s still a martial arts/ninja movie with a strong dose of mysticism tossed in. Since I’m not up on the comics version of Elektra I can only judge the movie on its own and not how she translated to the big screen. But maybe that’s why I’m okay with the movie.

*Oddly enough, it’s the only Marvel movie DVD I own since I bought it while I was deployed in 2005.

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