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'Daredevil' is all about action

February 19, 2003

Matt Bellner of Burbank is an actor.

The "Daredevil," played by Ben Affleck, is a pill-popping,

booze-drinking, womanizing, butt-kicking comic book superhero for the

21st century. He solves problems with a punch-first,

ask-questions-later attitude. Imagine Spiderman combined with Charles

Bronson from "Death Wish" and you have the "Daredevil."

The plot is thin, but it's basically about the Daredevil avenging

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his father's murder and hunting down the evil Kingpin (Michael Clarke

Duncan), who controls crime in the city.

Daredevil is not about the story, it's about the action and

getting to see Jennifer Garner (TV's "Alias"), in curve-hugging vinyl

pants.

I enjoyed the film because it is visually exciting, and you can

tell the actors are having a good time, especially Colin Farrell, who

plays the villain Bullseye. Jon Favreau ("Swingers") plays the comic

straight guy and has the funniest lines in the movie. The

high-powered soundtrack also adds to the excitement.

Daredevil is not for everyone. I still can't believe it was rated

PG-13. If you're concerned about your children seeing too much

violence, I would avoid this film. But if you want to see bad guys

get pummeled by a man wearing a skin-tight leather suit, head to your

local theater.

"Daredevil" is rated PG-13 for action violence and some

sensuality.

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