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  • Actors: Jennifer Garner, Goran Visnjic, Kirsten Prout, Will Yun Lee, Carey-Hiroyuki Tagawa
  • Directors: Rob Bowman
  • Producers: Avi Arad, Gary Foster, Mark Steven Johnson
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 31 May 2005
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007RUSOE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,523 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Martial arts spin off from director Rob Bowman. Jennifer Garner plays Elektra Natchios, a hired assassin who is reunited with her old sensei, Stick (Terence Stamp). When she is given an assignment to kill Mark Miller (Goran Visnjic) and his daughter, Abby (Kristin Prout), her conscience gets the best of her and she decides to protect them instead. It's up to the Hand's top assassins to track her down and finish the job.

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While 2003's Daredevil was a conventional superhero movie, the 2005 spinoff, Elektra, is more of a wuxia-styled martial arts/fantasy flick. Elektra (Jennifer Garner) has returned to her life as a hired assassin, but she balks at an assignment to kill a single father (Goran Visnjic, ER) and his teenage daughter (Kirsten Prout). That makes her the target of The Hand, an organization of murderous ninjas, scheming corporate types, and a band of stylish supervillains seeking to eliminate Elektra and tip the balance of power in the ongoing battle of good vs. evil.

As the star of Alias, Garner has proven that she can kick butt with the best of them, and some of the visual effects are impressive, but the action sequences tend to be anticlimactic, and there's not much to the story. Fans will notice numerous references to Frank Miller's comic books, but there's very little resemblance to Miller's cold-blooded killer (Elektra with an agent? Elektra referring to herself as a "soccer mom"?).

Is Elektra better than Daredevil? Not really, even with the distinct advantage of having all Garner and no Ben Affleck. That could be the spinoff's greatest disappointment: after Spider-Man 2 raised the bar for comic-book movies, Elektra lowered it back to Daredevil's level. Directed by Rob Bowman (the X-Files movie), and featuring Terence Stamp as the mysterious mentor Stick, Will Yun Lee (Die Another Day) as the chief villain, and NFL-player-turned-mixed-martial-arts-champion Bob Sapp as the immovable Stone. --David Horiuchi, Amazon.com

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3.6 out of 5 stars

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By CJ on 22 Jun. 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Elektra has had some fairly negative press, however I urge you to take an action figure leap of faith and make up your own minds.
I found it far superior to its "predecessor" Daredevil and for me, Garner gave Elektra real character. She has been critisied for playing it too cool and unfeeling, but I ask how else would an assasin be? Warm and cuddly??!! I found it easy to see the torment she is feeling over her orders to kill and her compassion bubbling under the surface as she struggles against her instincts to kill.
It was a far better plot than Daredevil with superior action sequences and an element of the Hero / Flying Daggers style of bright colours against the darkness of the scences which I found visually very effective.
Yes, before I am bereated for the glowing review, it does have some flaws, some of the dialogue could have been written better (or even left out) however this is an adaptation of a loved comic book character. With these I want to see mainly action, feel the characters emotions and empathise with them and to be visually attracted to the screen and for me Elektra offers this in droves.
The DVD features had the usual deleted scenes and interviews with Garner, which I found entertaining.
Elektra scores high on my list with the script downfalls being lifted by Garners performance. This girl has serious talent and can do no wrong in my eyes, she is on her way up and I continue to support any project she features in no matter what the critics say. Alias.... need I say more?!
So go on, add this to your to be watched list, Elektra knocks the socks of supposed hit Ocean 12, which with a stunning cast list is saying something.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 22 May 2013
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Best to watch Daredevil (the director's cut - ignore the cinema release version) first as it will put this film in a little better context. I consider this the better film. Jennifer Garner rocks. I'm still holding out some small (and probably futile) hope for a sequel or maybe the return of (Jennifer as) the character in another Marvel Movie. I'm thinking she wouldn't be out of place in one of the spin-offs from the Avengers (maybe the Black Widow movie).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chloe Word on 25 Oct. 2006
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Good points: nice pictures and colors, excellent special effects! the aesthetic is perfectly mastered. Garner is good in the leading role; the villains are really er... nasty.

Problem! Abby's secret is soooooooooo ridiculous; Please I laughed when I discovered what her secret was! come on it's both so predictable and laughable! ^^ Elektra's ruthlessness was considerably reduced and that's a bad point: it's a good idea on the paper to tone down Elektra's temper but in the end, the character becomes inconsistant... Too bad! without this huge mistake and without this Abby plot, this could have been a better film. Nevertheless the high quality of the pictures and Garner's performance boost the film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Albatross TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 12 April 2014
Format: DVD
Yes, despite *sort of* being bumped off in ‘Daredevil’ Elektra returns for her own self-titled ‘spin-off’ movie. This, in itself, is odd. For a start, Daredevil (featuring a ‘blind’ Ben Affleck clad in red rubber, also an image which caused many a trauma in cinema-goers since witnessing it) didn’t exactly set the box offices alight in the way its producers hoped it would. So, one wonders why they decided to green-light a (semi) sequel.

I’ve never read any of the comic books this film is based on, so I can’t really say how faithful it remains. But I do know that Jennifer Garner does look better in her costume that her off-screen hubby Ben did (male perspective only), but a costume alone does not really warrant an entire ninety minute movie. Here we meet Elektra as she’s forced to confront her demons and also protect a single father and his teenage daughter (convenient ‘love interest’ if ever there was one).

So, expect some martial arts fighting as she whacks one ninja on the head after the next, plus a kind of plot twist that doesn’t really affect the overall story in any way. About halfway through the film, the fight scenes start using ‘special moves’ instead of just punches and kicks. Yes, it adds a little something extra to the constant fight scenes, but the CGI effects aren’t that great as someone launches yet another computer-added smoking fireball to their punches and kicks.

Elektra was released just before Marvel basically cornered the market on superheroes movies with their ‘Avengers’ franchise and its predecessors. Therefore, it’s not half as much fun as any of them. Then again... it was also released before Christopher Nolan did his Batman trilogy, so it’s also not as dark and menacing as then.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Anderson on 2 July 2010
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after seeing daredevil , jennifer garner really stood out playing elektra and when i noticed she had a spin off, i coulidint wait to see it. i was not left disapointed at all!

some of the special effects were actually quite good , acting wasint too bad and it stuck to the storyline well. the soundtrack set the scene and the atmosphere is tense when elektra battles bad guys.

having read many reviews panning this film and even jennifer garner herself saying the film is 'terrible' , i thought they saw the wrong film! it was not the worst film i have ever seen and it definetly doesint deserve these reviews. watch it yourself before you get put off it , give it a chance :)
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