Elektric ... Static ...
Cue the wind machine ... because this movie kinda blows.
Saw Elektra over the opening weekend it came out and I'm happy to say, I didn't pay for my ticket.
Aside from Jennifer Garner looking very sexy and cool decked out in red leather yielding her deadly sai, the film feels more of an excercise in comic book adaptation to screen rather than actual storytelling. But such is the case when you try to lift characters from a book only to see them being played out like cardboard cut outs on film.
I was actually able to catch the 'Behind the Scenes' of Elektra on StarTV. Apparently the movie makers did see a story within action sequences and over used cliche plot motifs.
The fighting scenes could definitely have been better shot. The acting was relatively mediocre but bareable. The visual effects were cool and the production made use of the wind machine budget.
But unfortunately, a wind machine, does not a good movie make. The end result seemed to lack any weight or depth and left me rather confused attempting to clear my head of any static.
On a Jennn scale of watchability ...
1- Being I wouldn't watch it if was downloaded and someone else put it in the player and,
5- Being, I'll buy the DVD, T-Shirt and will create a fan club to spread the good news ...
I give it a rating of 2 - I'd watch it if it was downloaded and I would make the effort if someone put it in my hand while I was at the player.
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