In case you haven't noticed, Hollywood is officially obsessed with comic book films these days. It's understandable considering the runaway success of Spider-Man and X-Men, and thanks to technological advancements in computer generated imagery (CGI), characters first written thirty to fifty years ago are coming to life on the big screen.

Would it surprise you to learn that there are more than ten Marvel Comics titles in development for release in the next two years? That doesn't even include films inspired by DC Comics like Constantine, Batman Begins, and Superman, or for that matter, the lesser known graphic novels and comics also hitting theaters. Not that all filmgoers will recognize these heroes and the histories they bear, which means the stories will be refreshingly new to some while leaving others asking, "Do we really need a movie for every comic book character ever conceived?"

Jennifer Garner, in the title role, makes sure her enemies get the point

Jennifer Garner, in the title role, makes sure her enemies get the point

Elektra is centered on a war fought in the shadows between good and evil, with a woman prophesied to tip the balance … blah blah blah. Wait, isn't this the gal who died in 2003's Daredevil starring Ben Affleck? Indeed, Jennifer Garner (13 Going on 30, TV's Alias) reprises her role as Greek assassin Elektra Natchios, who was mortally wounded by Bullseye in Daredevil, though the film's ending suggested she could have somehow survived.

It's not until fifteen minutes into Elektra that we learn she was revived by a blind martial arts master named Stick (?!?!). In the comics, this is appropriately enough the same guy who taught the equally blind Daredevil to fight, which goes to show that the blind can in fact successfully lead the blind. Played by Terence Stamp of Superman II and The Haunted Mansion, Stick is trained in the ways of Kimagure, ...

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Elektra
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2 Stars - Fair
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PG-13 (for action violence)
Directed By
Chris R. Notarile
Run Time
11 minutes
Cast
Kim Santiago, Adam Shorsten, Damien Colletti, Pai Sen Wang
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