Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I Really Enjoyed That New Daredevil Netflix Trailer, Except For One Thing....

As the title of this post says, I really enjoyed watching the new trailer for the upcoming Netflix series, "Daredevil". It has a nice gritty appearance but a bit of self-aware humor at the same time. Should you not have seen it yet, here it is:
Yeah, that looks like it should be some good fun, and I'm excited, except for one thing:  Did the Kingpin really start to give a, "We are not so different, you and I."-style speech to Daredevil? I mean, if I had a dollar for every time some villain has made a statement of that sort to a protagonist in our world's history I would quite possibly be a millionaire.

I just find that trope of the baddie pontificating about how he and the good-guy are actually a lot alike to be incredibly played out, and I hope that when I see the actual scene in context it will feel more appropriate, or maybe even be used in a way that makes fun of that overused storytelling-device. We shall see, but for now it kind of irks me to witness that in an otherwise solid glimpse of what this series should be like.

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