It just wants too much and want to cram 300 issues of comics into one film. I actually liked Ben Affleck as Matt Murdoch but the problem is that no characters are really that developed and everything looks half-finished. While the director's cut is marginally better and I like that the film at least represent some of the best moments from Frank Miller's comic run, even if it never really clicks. A failed pleasure.
(Generous) 3 - The fact that the much-touted director's cut is this fucking pedestrian almost makes me want to see the theatrical cut out of morbid curiosity. Duncan (and Farrell, somewhat) is a blast to watch, and the whole thing is mostly coherent, but it's peppered with nonsense and what seems like a laundry list of the most cringeworthy scenes in the genre. Do watch the pretty good 2015 Netflix TV series, though.
Pathetic superhero. Not quite Batman, not quite Spiderman. Disabled, his kingdom doesn't exceed the limits of his neighborhood and he brings to justice only the bad guys who won their trial. Rather cheap, no? Luckily the bad guys, Farrell and Duncan, are more interesting than he is. Already forgotten.
Rispetto al fumetto il film manca forse della poesia e pathos che caratterizza appunto l'opera cartacea. Si pensi che dalla stessa penna è uscito il Cavaliere Oscuro e che tipo di film ne hanno tirato fuori. Nel complesso rende l'idea del supereroe di turno e se sono d'accordo con chi dice che un Kingpin più in linea con quello Marvel avrebbe aiutato di più.
To be completely fair, I think everyone should check out the director's cut of this film, which is much, MUCH better. It saddens me to know that people who hate the original probably won't take the time to see something that I think is incredibly worth watching. Savvy