Monday, April 13, 2015

Hall Of Pain

Along with its gritty, neo-noir stylings, the fight sequences in the new Daredevil series have made many sit and notice. Ben Kuchera fawns over the five-minute long hallway brawl in the second episode “Cut Man,” in which Matt Murdock sets out to rescue a kidnapped boy:

“There is nothing in that hallway that’s going to keep Murdock from getting to the young child help behind that door. It’s not just an action scene, it’s a gauntlet. Which is another way this scene rises above the normal superhero action tropes; everyone involved gets tired. Murdock doesn’t just put everyone down, he has to take a few runs at each adversary before they stay down.”

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