I have a soft spot for the Daredevil movie (the Director's Cut is best), and really enjoyed this fanedit. Less cheese (e.g. removing the fight in the park, awful lines like "How do you kill a man without fear?” “By puttin’ the fear in him.” ), better narrative (e.g. replacing flashback structure with a proper chronology), less waffle (e.g. Bullseye in hospital), colour and music tweaks (e.g. Daredevil's "vision") and removal of poor effects (e.g. in the bar fight); there is now a strong development of Matt's character, and sense of his inner struggles, and the nods to Marvel and the comic generally also seem to stand out more clearly. Best version yet!
Amazing edit! As a fan of the Daredevil comics and the TV show, this edit really does the material justice and was much more entertaining to watch through. Taking out some of the really campy moments that I remember from the theatrical DVD version like the Elektra and Matt fight in the park really helped with fixing the tone of the movie. Speaking of Elektra the focus on the romance subplot is left more in the background and I love it- having it focus more on Matt's job as a lawyer was a good focus. Other elements I really love was the montage of Matt training by Stick, the removal of the fire in the bar thats shaped as the daredevil logo and the most important part that this edit did was have Daredevil not killing THANK YOU. I also love how UA embraces the dated, in its time feel with the music choices.
The only thing I would've liked to have seen is the Daredevil vs Bulleye moment to wrap things up in a neat bow but otherwise fantastic seamless editing that streamlines the plot and refines the tone. Fantastic work Uncanny Antman!
needless to say i went to watch this fanedit not expecting much considering both theatrical and director cuts of daredevil are not the best in the way of storytelling but after viewing i can say i really enjoyed the experience.quite a few of the corny lines and terrible cgi wirework shots have been removed,the story has been streamlined to keep the story flowing. i liked the updated musical choices in certain scenes , and the decision uncanny antman went with for the movie to end with the reporter not revealing he knew.
there was really only one scene i had trouble was when he asks electra her name in the cafe' she leaves without saying ,and in the very next scene affleck tells favaraux her name is elctra(i would have shown affleck @ computer printing out a piece of paper ,running his finger across braille and dubbed the word electra in).
i wonder if in the future there might be an electra fanedit, after watching this i know i would watch it. A solid edit worth a view or two.
This is one of the best fanedits I ever saw and makes justice to Daredevil! It cuts a lot of bad stuff and adds the best stuff the Director´s cut has. This was a very pleasant fanedit to watch... Saying more will spoil the experience! Congratulations Uncanny Antman!
UA's Man without Fear is a minor miracle for DD fans. This film has been transformed into superhero-noir.
Noir/Crime elements are the highlight: main plot is now Matt fulfilling his self-proclaimed purpose in life as lawyer and vigilante to help an innocent man framed for murder, using his powers to decipher clues (that PI investigation scene was awesome) as through the course of the film he slowly amasses enough info to discover the Kingpin's identity. Subplot is his doomed love with Elektra (fitting too that Bullseye gets away).
Though many have mentioned a disjointed feel re development of the Elektra love story, I felt it right that his jobs (as lawyer and DD) took center stage, and had no problem having the love subplot run in the background. After the introduction of Elektra in the coffeeshop scene, she is alluded to only in dialogue before coming to the fore after Matt's talk w Foggy and his decision to seriously explore matters w her, after which we jump to Matt introducing Elektra to his favorite rooftop spot, the same one shown at the beginning of the film. Here both let each other into their respective lives, sharing a kiss before Matt chooses work once again and leaves Elektra alone as he attends to his DD duties.
One minor quibble re the opening credits: while brilliant to portray Stick and the training montage, I don't think the light brown color works with the overall aesthetic of the film as a whole. Regarding all the other aspects - music, edits, narrative choices - all are spot on. This is a film of its time, and is dated, and UA embraces those aspects, highlighting rather than downplaying them. The fight scenes are solid and bloody, and while some performances w clunky dialogue and delivery still exist (retained for their narrative functions), the film as a whole works, and works well.
Overall this is much more a character study on Matt Murdock, and, though by no means perfect (due to what UA had to work with), is a solid film that respects the character and portrays a gritty, grounded Daredevil that does justice to the source material.