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Highly Spoileriffic Reviews: Daredevil Season 2

19 Submitted by on Mon, 18 April 2016, 16:59

So, it wasn’t like we didn’t want to do this review sooner. It’s just that life was crazy for pretty much everyone and it took awhile for our crew to find the time to go through the entire second season of Netflix’s Daredevil. But, I think in the end, we’re all glad we did. Listen to Chris, Elliott, Harris, Cat, Herman dissemble the third season in Netflix and Marvel’s television partnership.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.

  • Bat42

    C. Robert Cargill addresses the Dr.Strange casting controversy at http://doubletoasted.com/show/4-17-16-the-sunday-service-live-500-pm-cst/ starting at 2:15:18.

  • snackage

    Chris you’re 100% wrong about the Marvel thing. You’re talking about the Marvel Creative Committee. The committee has no one from TV. It’s made of Bendis, Queseda, Alan Fine and Dan Buckley, they are listed in all the MCU movie credits so it’s not a big secret or anything and as you can see it’s mostly comics guys. What they did is just give script notes and give feedback to keep the identity from the comics. The scuttlebutt is that these notes weren’t so constructive. See: http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2015/09/02/the-marvel-creative-committee-is-over

    The real problem was never the MCC. It’s Perlmutter. Rumor is he micromanages, holds crudges and is tight with the money. He’s the reason for no Black Widow toys, he’s the main reason the Captain Marvel movie is so late and why the relationship with Fox is so bad. Feige wanted out of under him to get more freedom and money. Perlmutter now controls the TV and Comics division and because he holds grudges he’s not allowing closer cooperation with the movie division, just out of spite. You also have to realize the difference in production time is a big barrier that’s why there was never big synergy to begin with. It’s two completely different groups. The movie people are under Disney Studios in LA and the TV people are under ABC Studios in NYC. It’s not like there’s only a hallway between them. Ike is just a cherry on top.

    • Chris Cox

      Thank you for the correction, snackage.

      • snackage

        No problamo Chris. I also want to add that Marvel TV is even further away from Marvel Studios now. Marvel Entertainment is a wholly independent subsidiary under Perlmutter, who reports directly to CEO Bob Iger. In the past Marvel Studios and Marvel TV reported to Ike. After the restructure last August Marvel Studios was moved from Marvel Entertainment to Walt Disney Studios with Feige reporting now directly to Chairman Alan Horn. So legally Feige is now in a completely company.

  • Michael Hayes

    season 2 FTW!

  • Greg R

    This should be renamed as “Elektra’s Body Review”. CHRIST, its a comic book show where a blind guy does dumb acrobatic shit. She’s great in the role, she’s great in the action, now move on!

    • Landon Brown

      I blame, Cat.

  • SeaMonkey

    Can we please get a single review that doesnt derail into some social/political commentary? Kat doesnt like skinny girls, we get it, now move along with the review, dont get into this “is it body shaming?” bs discussion, nobody cares. WonderWoman is an Amazonian warrior, Elektra is a ninja, whats so difficult in understanding that? She wasnt even that much smaller than the other ninjas, just look at Stick for fucks sake. I seriously couldnt finish this review, its like the fun in this site left with Brian

    • Ryan Naughton

      Not happening buddy. Critics have always been political, and always will be political. I wouldn’t want OneofUs to ditch the politics in a million years.

      Also Brian wasn’t above getting political.

      • Chris Cox

        Seriously. While I tend to agree that we’re (meaning pretty much the entire world…been on the internet much lately) are overthinking the whole body type for women in action movies thing, it’s ultimately a small part of the very long discussion. And wow SeaMonkey, way to be dick there at the end.

      • SeaMonkey

        Brian didnt linger on it tho, he didnt go full stop in the middle of a review and he always kept the fun going, these days its like every single review goes into some american politics bs. And yes, eveyone (including critics) is political at some point but letting that take over a movie/tv review so often is just lack of focus.

  • Tosh Hendrix

    The actress who plays Elektra is half Cambodian. That means she’s half asian. You all could have easily looked this up people.

    • Chris Cox

      Her ethnicity wasn’t a problem for us (especially since she’s supposed to be Greek in the story and easily looks like she could be, even if she isn’t). Not sure why you’re wagging your finger at us.

      • Tosh Hendrix

        Oh I’m not wagging my finger, I’m pointing my finger. Some reviewers weren’t aware that she is asian I was just pointing that out . You were all saying that there weren’t any asian characters who weren’t monsters our villains. Shes a fully fleshed out character . Asians are one of the least represented groups on film so I thought it was cool that they cast her.

        • Chris Cox

          Ah, well fair enough.

      • Tosh Hendrix

        Some people were complaining about how much time you guys spent on discussing Elektras skinnyness. But I get it. She didn’t get it at first because I’m a man, when I saw Elektra I didn’t notice how skinny she was I just noticed how hot she was, for girls its a different. They see an impossible to obtain idyllic body type perpetuated by pop culture.

  • Jeremy Jpool Colwill

    How did this become “Daredevil: The Body” review? For one thing, martial arts is never about how big you have to be to take another person down. I’ve seen people, like myself, take down people who were 2-3 times larger than them. I’ve seen women do that as well. How is it not believable for a woman to be that well trained and yet smaller than her opponents to kick-ass?

    • Chris Cox

      Guys, GUYS…it’s like five minutes of an almost an hour long review. We’re not the only ones to have brought this up and clearly some of us thought it was an issue worth addressing. Stop freaking out.

    • Mr_Plainview

      This issue isn’t so much that a small person can’t kick ass, but if a small person is to kick a larger individuals ass they must fight in a certain style to do so that doesn’t use brute force but rather uses the larger opponents momentum against them as well as attacking weak points. That however is not how they showed Elektra fighting. They had Elektra just full on hit someone in the face or chest and wreck their shit. Physics clearly states this isn’t possible. Force = mass x acceleration. Someone of Elektra’s size has no substantial mass, so in order to hit with the required force to harm a far larger opponent by punching them directly in the chest or face she would have to have superhuman acceleration. Yes they explain all this later by, “she’s mystical, go with it.” Early on this wasn’t the case, you had a tiny person hitting larger people directly and wrecking them by doing so with no plausible physical explanation.

      Just because you know martial arts doesn’t mean you auto beat people twice your size or larger. But if you know and use a style of martial arts that utilizes indirect attacks using the physics of your opponents mass and momentum against them then yes you can easily defeat them. Elektra didn’t use this type of martial arts, she used direct attacks, that the very laws of the universe say wouldn’t work. It’s a show with superheroes so it didn’t bother me, but I understand other complains and they are legitimate in my opinion.