*WARNING! This Review contains SPOILERS! You have been warned!*
It’s 2003, and I’m in a theater watching the Daredevil movie directed by Mark Steven Johnson and starring Ben Affleck, his now wife Jennifer Garner and Colin Farrell as Bullseye. These were the first few years of the comic book movie era, and to be honest, I was just happy to have one of the superheroes I grew up adoring. I accepted shoddy wire work, cheesy cartoony lines and just general horrible movies because well...to me back then, a bad comic book movie was fun just for existing. Just for exposing something I grew up loving to the masses.
Today, in 2015, things have changed. After such films as Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Guardians of the Galaxy, and so on....we expect more. The bar has been raised. Even now on television with such stellar shows as Walking Dead and The Flash, comic book fans just expect their characters to not only be adapted in a fashion that is faithful to the source material, but done WELL.
And Daredevil, which is now a Netflix exclusive TV series, is the perfect example of the revolution of the comic book adaptation. Quality, in every sense of the word, in every aspect of the production, is key.