He doesn’t slip it on until the final hour, but official shots have finally been released of the new look iconic red suit Matt Murdock dons in Marvel and Netflix’s “Daredevil” series. Though some have complained about the suit’s look in the motion poster, in the episodes themselves with the more natural lighting, the result comes off far better.
Whilst the series has a lot of action, one scene everyone keeps talking about is the hallway fight at the end of the second episode. The three minute scene was done in one single take and has all the hallmarks of a great fight sequence – brutal but believable moves, a wicked sense of humor, a clear sense of where everyone is, and best of all a hero who visibly tires and gets hurt which gives the scene a sense of real stakes. Check it out in full below:
Reviews for the series have been strong with praise lavished upon the cast, especially stars Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio, and the show’s fight scenes, tone and cinematography. One person who is a huge fan is “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn who posted an lengthy review on his Facebook page:
“I have loved the character of Daredevil since I was a little boy. Outside of Batman, Daredevil probably has more great comic book arcs than any other character… So I was a bit frightened last night when I dug into the new Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix series. I’m a rough TV critic – I love five or so shows on the air right now, but that’s about it – and I didn’t want to see one of my favorite characters come up short. On top of that I really like Steven S. DeKnight, the show runner, and Drew Goddard, the creator, both as people and as creative forces (Spartacus, Cloverfield, Cabin in the Woods, etc).
Well, I love it. The cast is great. Charlie Cox is just awesome, and Elden Henson is about as an amazing a Foggy as I could have imagined. The fight sequences stand alongside Spartacus and Rome as some of the best TV fight sequences ever (so, the best TV fight sequences ever not performed in togas). And the scripts have been touching and on point and true to the character. In the first few episodes, I cried twice: once in a scene between young Matt and battling Jack, and again when I realized this character I loved so much for so long had been brought to television with such spirit, love, and care.
The show is currently available on Netflix’s streaming service all around the world.