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Elektra [2005] (1 disc)

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Director:Rob Bowman
Writer:Raven Metzner
Stu Zicherman
Zak Penn
Composer:Christophe Beck
Length:96 minutes
(1 hour 36 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Graphic Novel
IMDB Rating:4.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:10%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • CG
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Synopsis: Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.


Reaction: Rather ridiculous and uninspired.


Personal Rating: 4/10

Select Cast and Crew
Rob Bowman => Director
Raven Metzner => Writer
Stu Zicherman => Writer
Zak Penn => Writer
Christophe Beck => Composer
Bob Sapp => Stone
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa => Roshi
Chris Ackerman => Tattoo
Colin Cunningham => McCabe
Edson T. Ribeiro => Kinkou
Goran Visnjic => Mark Miller
Hiro Kanagawa => Meizumi
Jason Isaacs => DeMarco (uncredited)
Jennifer Garner => Elektra
Kirsten Prout => Abby Miller
Kurt Max Runte => Nikolas Natchios
Laura Ward => Young Elektra
Mark Houghton => Bauer
Natassia Malthe => Typhoid
Terence Stamp => Stick
Tom Woodruff Jr. => Demon (uncredited)
Will Yun Lee => Kirigi

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Jennifer Garner filmed this movie while on summer hiatus of her television series [Alias].
  • The character of Stick was originally introduced in the Frank Miller era of the [Daredevil] comic book as the man who taught Matt Murdock martial arts and how to control his heightened senses other than serving as Elektra's instructor. All details relating to Stick's connection to the aforementioned character were omitted.
  • Due to the low level response from the previous film Daredevil, promotion for this movie claimed ties to the movie X-Men instead, which had a much higher popularity response. The first promotional mention of ties to the Daredevil movie only took place one week before the Elektra movie was to be released.
  • Ben Affleck filmed a cameo reprising his Daredevil role as Matt Murdock but was cut from the final film.
  • In an interview with UK's Empire Online, director Rob Bowman stated that the original director's cut was a R-rated film and he had to tone the film down (due to contractual obligations).
  • While filming the sai/sword fight, Jennifer Garner accidentally got her knuckles sliced by Will Yun Lee. She got her knuckles patched up, and when she and Lee resumed, he subsequently sliced her again in the exact same spot.
  • Jennifer Garner reportedly told a journalist that she felt this movie was terrible, and that she only filmed it because of contractual obligations from Daredevil.
  • Although the comic strip Elektra usually wears a pair of large gold hoop earrings as part of her costume, Jennifer Garner did not wear them in the movie. A pair of earrings were provided as part of Jennifer's costume, but she was unable to wear them as they were for pierced ears and she did not at the time have her ears pierced.
  • Natassia Malthe (Typhoid) previously auditioned for the role of Elektra in Daredevil.