did the daredevil movie hurt daredevil a lot?

#1 Posted by THORSON (2397 posts) - - Show Bio

before the movie he was very popular with the spiderman's and hulk's. then i noticed after the movie, he has been neglected a lot.

#2 Posted by daredevil21134 (11863 posts) - - Show Bio

Not really,comic wise no.

#3 Posted by RawrImADragon (206 posts) - - Show Bio

If anything, it brought the character into the spotlight past just the comic book crowd. I know I'm in the minority but I actually really liked the movie when it came out. Marvel's (or rather Fox's) only mistake was not producing a sequel or even TV show before the character lost all that momentum and relevancy.

#4 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4530 posts) - - Show Bio

No, Ben Affleck did all by himself!

#5 Posted by guardiandevil (38 posts) - - Show Bio

@RawrImADragon: Yea I'm one of the few that enjoyed the movie, at least HE GOT A MOVIE.

#6 Posted by Fallen_Crippled (6455 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally, I didn't think the movie was that bad. Could it of been better? Yes, but a lot of movies could be better. Marvel now has Daredevil's movie rights back, so lets hope they do something good with it.

#7 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

If they had sent the Director's cut to the theaters the reception would have been much better. Its like a whole different movie. Also regardless of anything else MCD was great as Kingpin

#8 Posted by daredevil21134 (11863 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

If they had sent the Director's cut to the theaters the reception would have been much better. Its like a whole different movie. Also regardless of anything else MCD was great as Kingpin

agreed

#9 Posted by Overseer (404 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't think the movie was that bad. I like it and it was the first Superhero movie to play the concept more realisticlly, hell the movie is my cousin's favorite superhero movie. So overall I think the movie gave the character more attention by the general public, though with the movie rights back with Marvel, I think that a reboot or contiuation of the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would only help more.

#10 Posted by Kiddevil (7488 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked that movie.

#11 Posted by Vance Astro (91238 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think the movie hurt, but I don't think it helped either. It could have MADE Daredevil fans but in reality it just let people who don't read comics that Marvel had more characters than Spider-Man,Blade & the X-Men, that's it.

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#12 Posted by danhimself (22565 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

If they had sent the Director's cut to the theaters the reception would have been much better. Its like a whole different movie. Also regardless of anything else MCD was great as Kingpin

Agreed...the Director's Cut was a really good movie

#13 Posted by Vance Astro (91238 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself said:

@joshmightbe said:

If they had sent the Director's cut to the theaters the reception would have been much better. Its like a whole different movie. Also regardless of anything else MCD was great as Kingpin

Agreed...the Director's Cut was a really good movie

It was the same movie...
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#14 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro: Just barely

#15 Posted by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (11159 posts) - - Show Bio

Was it really that bad ? I mean yeah it Could been better yes but it really was not that bad

#16 Posted by CF12793 (2992 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think it hurt the character. Daredevil was never really that high on the popularity list anyway. Sure, he has a huge following, but compared to Spiderman or the Hulk, he's more of a B-lister. If you were to ask a random person who Daredevil was, they might give you a vague answer or not know the character at all.

The problem that I had with that movie is that they were banking too much off the success of Spider-Man.I think the next Daredevil film should be an origin, but this time more of a focus on his training with Stick and the Chaste. I love Daredevil because he's unique and I think that if they were able to find a director who fully realized and was able to utilize him, we'd have a great movie on our hands.

#17 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6487 posts) - - Show Bio

@Overseer said:

I didn't think the movie was that bad. I like it and it was the first Superhero movie to play the concept more realisticlly, hell the movie is my cousin's favorite superhero movie. So overall I think the movie gave the character more attention by the general public, though with the movie rights back with Marvel, I think that a reboot or contiuation of the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would only help more.

My favorite superhero movie as well. People only disliked it because of how dark it was.

#18 Posted by Reignmaker (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

It hurt the opportunity for a great new movie franchise. The comic books however have remained really strong. The source material is rich enough that I'd be surprised if we don't see at least one or two good DD movies in our lifetime.

#19 Posted by daredevil21134 (11863 posts) - - Show Bio

@cf12793 said:

I don't think it hurt the character. Daredevil was never really that high on the popularity list anyway. Sure, he has a huge following, but compared to Spiderman or the Hulk, he's more of a B-lister. If you were to ask a random person who Daredevil was, they might give you a vague answer or not know the character at all.

The problem that I had with that movie is that they were banking too much off the success of Spider-Man.I think the next Daredevil film should be an origin, but this time more of a focus on his training with Stick and the Chaste. I love Daredevil because he's unique and I think that if they were able to find a director who fully realized and was able to utilize him, we'd have a great movie on our hands.

Interesting

#20 Posted by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

@thorson: Really? Before the movie he'd had a small resurgence of popularity in the comic community due to Kevin Smith's Guardian Devil arc. It was Bendis' run, which started before the film and continued well after that really gave him momentum. But I don't think anyone has ever claimed that Daredevil had popularity rivaling Spider-man.

#21 Posted by daredevil21134 (11863 posts) - - Show Bio

@thorson: Really? Before the movie he'd had a small resurgence of popularity in the comic community due to Kevin Smith's Guardian Devil arc. It was Bendis' run, which started before the film and continued well after that really gave him momentum. But I don't think anyone has ever claimed that Daredevil had popularity rivaling Spider-man.

Yeah

#22 Edited by gotwillpower (679 posts) - - Show Bio

The movie gave Daredevil publicity, and any publicity is good. When I was younger, I saw the commercial for the movie frequently, so I understood that Daredevil was a blind superhero. However, I didn't understand that he had heightened senses, so I never bothered to watch the movie--the premise was too unbelievable.

Just recently, now that I've read Daredevil comics, I watched it. I didn't like the script at all. Conversations felt so awkward, to me personally, that I got something else to do while it played. The whole thing made dislike Daredevil, irrationally. I had to go reread some of Miller's run to like him again. So, in my case, the movie was bad.

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