Director: Mark Steven Johnson
Actor: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jon Favreau, Joe Pantoliano
Though I enjoyed the movie, I only did so on a very superficial level. It seems to ride on the coat-tails of X-Men, like so many other films. I had the same problem with this film as I did with Spiderman, which was enjoyable, just a bit too comic-book-ee.
Ben Afleck does things well, though he seems to have lost a bit of maturity that he did have in other films, and that he could definitely have used in this film. Jennifer Garner was finally someone whose on-screen presence didn’t make me flinch, like it happened so often while watching Alias. Colin Farrell plays Bullseye, one of the bad guys with quite a bit of style, and I don’t know if I’m super-biased towards this guy, but I thought he brought life, flair and a bit of well-needed humour to the film. John Favreau seems to get heavier and heavier with every film, while his roles become lighter and lighter, and Michael Clarke Duncan was just plain fucking scary. I don’t think they could’ve found a better person to play Kingpin, even though he’s black. Oh, yeah, Joe Pontaliano…he really doesn’t add much to the film.